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Costa Rica: Camp Site List

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Walmart Date Visited: 05/21/2014 Location: 10.00199, -84.20688 (Altitude: 3038 feet) Didn’t stay here but we scoped this place out. This is not the parking lot of Walmart. It closes at night and the security guards said we couldn’t stay there.…

NICARAGUA

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Granada – “The Grand Sultan” You’d never know that during its illustrious history the city of Granada has been set alight on several occasions. William Walker, the American filibuster, who was routed from the city in 1856, was one of…

More from Boquete

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We wrapped up our last week in Boquete with more hiking and birds, then packed up the van once again to head back to Costa Rica. Some friends and family will be visiting us there, and we’re very much looking…

Time’s Up: Costa Rica Pt. V

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Me, enjoying the grass during the last few days in the Big Jungle House. Hey Adventurers! Lots going on since last I wrote. We’re back on the road, and the Big Jungle House is already fading into the far recesses…

Osa Peninsula: Drake Bay

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After our amazing week on the Nicoya Peninsula, we were very excited about exploring the Osa Peninsula.  As described to us by a Costa Rican, it is a “more beautiful” version of the Nicoya. You can’t drive around the entire Osa…

UNUSUAL ENCOUNTERS

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‘LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU SURF’: I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS MERELY A RANDOM THOUGHT, OR SAMARA’S OFFICIAL MOTTO. Journal Extract 5th July: El Dueno, the owner of our camp-site in Samara, tells us he saw lights out in…

Boquete, Panama

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We are still “sitting” at a house here in Panama. It’s been very relaxing, and although the area is gringo heaven (not much need to speak Spanish), there is tons to do, the climate is perfect (we eat most meals…

Panama Canal

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The Canal has been on my bucket list for years and years. I didn’t really ever have a plan of when or how I would get here, but finally it has come to me more than I have come to…

Panama Canal

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The Canal has been on my bucket list for years and years. I didn’t really ever have a plan of when or how I would get here, but finally it has come to me more than I have come to…

The face of Central America is about to change.

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Nicaragua just approved a proposed route for a $40 billion shipping channel across the Central American country that would compete with the Panama Canal. The proposed canal would pass through Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, and will be between 230 meters and 520 meters…

Panama City and Panama

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Each country I cross into on my way south has seemed greener, more humid and more “jungle”-ish than the last. Panama is no exception. It’s beautiful and the roads are great. The highway is 4 lanes in some places and…

Welcome to Panama!

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Here’s a short video showing the street flooding from our hotel in El Salvador and the celebration after the Costa Ricans won their match against Greece in a penalty shootout. http://whensparksfly.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Flooded_streets_and_tico_madness.m4v Our last night on the road en route to…

Riding into Panama

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We leave Golfito early to ride the 40 minutes or hour to the border and get started on the paperwork for the day. I’m relieved this will be the last border we have to cross in Central America. It’s not…

Riding into Panama

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We leave Golfito early to ride the 40 minutes or hour to the border and get started on the paperwork for the day. I’m relieved this will be the last border we have to cross in Central America. It’s not…

Budget: Nicaragua

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Costa Rica

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We ride south into the country on the Central American Highway and after only a few miles, Brian turns left/east to lead us around all the construction ahead. He chooses a great route today which leads us to Upala and…

Nicaragua: Camp Site List

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Quinta San Rafael (Somoto Canyon) Date Visited: 05/11/2014 Location: 13.45398, -86.68810 (Altitude: 2116 feet) Beautiful grounds and a great place to hit after crossing the border. Plenty of space here, although the road was pretty narrow. 150N per person per…

LIFE’S A BEACH

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SURF’S UP! Would you know where to go for a Chinese Wax Job? Have you any idea what you’d have to do to become a Junkyard Dog? And what the heck is so scary about The Men In Grey Suits?…