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Santa Elena to Santa Fe de Antioquia

Santa Elena to Santa Fe de Antioquia

The drive from Santa Elena to Santa Fe de Antioquia is 76 km from which 21 km is just the dropdown to Medellin. The dropdown is 1,100 metres from 2,600 m to 1,500 on a steep swirling road. For whatever reasons the GPS (Garmin loaded with Open Street Maps) decided to...
The wild Animal side of Costa Rica

The wild Animal side of Costa Rica

Costa Rica was the perfect country to find oodles of animals.  Whether we were camping on the beach or deep in the jungle we would hear or see wild animals all around us.  Only once did a raccoon try to rob us, but a little american boy played vigilante for us.  Costa...
Antigua part 1

Antigua part 1

Hello Antigua, Guatemala home of Laurel Baker!  Eight years ago Laurel/Lori left Chicago to “visit” Costa Rica for awhile.  She made her way north eventually landing in Antigua, Guatemala and has been there ever since.  Eight years ago I promised my great...
Penas Blancas border crossing

Penas Blancas border crossing

This is Mike…Well we finally had to extend our tourist visa as 90 days was upon us already. We did, like the thousands of others do, and crossed Nicaragua’s southern border with Costa Rica at the Penas Blancas check point. This time was different than past...
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

We kind of fast tracked trough Costa Rica, primarily because we wanted to catch our ride to Ecuador and secondary because it costs an arm and a leg to visit this country. The Ticos (as Costa Ricans are called) are hard working people and this is clearly visible all...
Transylvania Restaurant

Transylvania Restaurant

While everybody is raving about the German bakery by Lake Arenal, Costa Rica and camping/boon-docking by the lakeside, as we did a year ago, we just came across a new possibility at the Transylvania Restaurant. The friendly European owners of the place offer excellent...
Ox drawn carts and horse drawn hearses

Ox drawn carts and horse drawn hearses

This is Mike…   For some reason, that I have yet to discover, I really dig ox drawn carts. Some men like red fire trucks or steam engine locomotives, I happen to like carts pulled by oxen. Every time I see them on the road I wave to the drivers. My...
Belize: Are we ruining it?

Belize: Are we ruining it?

Belize has been our briefest journey yet of all of our stops. We were in country for just a few weeks, but our experience there has left a lasting impact. I have been thinking about this for weeks, and finally decided to put thoughts to “paper”.  This is...

Expense Report – Central and South America

I know that everyone wants to know, how we are able to afford this trip and how much it costs. When planning for the world tour, i needed this information for myself. So before we left we decided to record our spending. We tracked every single purchase that we made on...
En el corazón de México

En el corazón de México

Puebla: mecánica intensiva Cuando llegamos a Puebla no pensábamos quedarnos 15 días. Pero lo lindo del viaje es eso: no planear mucho, dejar que los lugares y los momentos nos sorprendan. A veces vamos a un lugar del que nos han hablado maravillas y cuando llegamos...

Teil 8: Costa Rica

vom 21.10.2015 bis 06.11.2015 Nun kommt also Costa Rica an die Reihe, das Traumtouristenziel, die Schweiz Zentralamerikas. Da sind wir aber gespannt, was auf uns wartet. Wir haben Oktober, keine Saison, es regnet/giesst fast jeden Abend. Dennoch ist es der …...

Desk to Glory Sticker Sale!

Stickers are now on sale for $3.00 including shipping anywhere in North America!  Stickers are available for purchase for a limited time only – until February 16, 2016. 500 4″ Diameter circle stickers will be available. The post Desk to Glory Sticker Sale!...
Nicaragua

Nicaragua

< ?xml version="1.0"?> Karin has recovered from Dengue and two days before New Year Eve we go on to Nicaragua. When we were young we only knew the country from stories about violence, civil wars and dictators. After his re-election in 2011 President Ortega gave the...
Beer League

Beer League

Dan Boldly going where few beer drinkers have gone before, I have selflessly dedicated the last 18 months to trying new beers from Canada to Argentina as we traveled the Americas. One could argue that the sheer number of beers (567)tried in such a short period of time...