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On the road again, Costa Rica

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Finally reunited with the bus.  E seems to be in pretty decent shape considering the year and a half spent sitting in storage…at least now that we’ve broken through the crusty layer of dirt.  The guys at the storage facility…

On the Road in Nicaragua

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 Drying cornThe highways were funded by the US so we had familiar road lines and good, pothole free roads! Celebration! Cows are in abundance and take over full lanes, especially around 8:00am. Rambo had a coating of manure…

costa rica. waiting…

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we are bad at many things…but among them waiting may be the worst It’s a funny thing, perspective.  Here we are sitting in a perfectly beautiful hotel in the mountains of costa rica.  We have a comfortable room, a delightful…

Panama City Beer Goggles

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 Rambo in the foreground of Casco Viejo  Antique beer signs, inspirational beer quotes, keg basins in the bathrooms and 10 foot high stainless steel fermenters are a few things that give La Rana Dorada it’s hybrid vintage-industrial, microcerveceria…

A Rest in a Rancho

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It was possibly the hottest day of our trip. We hit the road early to make two border crossings in a one day. El Salvador to Honduras to Nicaragua, with 100km in between crossings. We mentally prepared ourselves during breakfast…

Tree of Life Rescue Centre

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5th November       TREE OF LIFE RESCUE CENTRE We explore further down the coast, driving to the small village of Manzanillo hoping to go snorkelling. When we get there, we find the waters are really choppy and the beach is deserted…

You Better Belize It!

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Motoring out of Corozol, we were in high spirits. We were restocked, we’d made it through the border without issue, we were back in an English speaking country [which meant Ike could actually do some of the conversing!], and the…

Jaguar Rescue Centre

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2nd November A drive down the coast brings us to Puerto Viejo, sandy beaches, palm trees and an endless amount of boutique hotels, cabinas, sodas, restaurants and tourists riding around on bikes.  We stop at a bakery (with slow bad…

Glorious Guatemala

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Our arrival in Guatemala was a mixture of all things Central American. We had a long, chaotic border crossing as our introduction. A half ass attempt at bribery by the customs lady delayed our entry by an hour or so.…

Caribbean Costa Rica

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The 205km drive to the port city of Puerto Limon takes us around 5 hours on jammed roads, having to continually overtake slow moving trucks and cyclists.  The route takes us via a toll road through Braulio national park and…

Monteverde Cloud Forest

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28th October   MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE The towns of Monteverde and Santa Elena sit between two cloud forests which straddle both sides of the Continental Divide.   Warm and humid winds from the Caribbean sweep up the mountain slopes where they…

Costa Rica to Panama – Border Cossing – Paso Canoas Quebrada Grande

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The Costa Rica to Panama (Paso Canoas, Quebrada Grande) border crossing was quite time consuming for us; on the Panama side there were a lot of trucks also trying to enter the country at the same time while only one…

Costa Rica – Arenal

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27th October      ARENAL In the morning, the sight of the looming Volcano Arenal is a majestic one, standing like a huge sentinel overlooking the serene waters of Lake Arenal and pastured green hillsides. The volcano was dormant for hundreds of…

Nicaragua to Costa Rica Border Crossing – Penas Blancas – La Cruz

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We found the Nicaragua to Costa Rica border crossing quite time consuming.  Normally an exit is quick and easy, but when a few coach loads of tourists turn up and it’s lunch time, you can end up waiting and waiting…..…

Guatemala 2.0: The Extended Stay

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Me and Maya love to wrestle on the bed!Hey Adventurers! I sure hope you enjoyed our ‘year on the road’ posts as much as My Family and I loved putting them together. It’s been quite the journey so far,…

El Ceibo. The best little museum on Ometepe.

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While on the island of Ometepe, we visited the museum El Ceibo. The Museum was founded in 2007 by Moises David Ghitis Rivera, Nicaraguan philanthropist, on an agricultural and cattle farm of his property in the island of Ometepe. It…

Honduras to Nicaragua – Guasaule / Somotillo Border Crossing

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We found the Honduras to Nicaragua border crossing quite relaxed, exiting Honduras was a breeze and entering Nicaragua was not difficult at all. The local kids gave us a chance to practice our Spanish and kept us entertained while the…