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Itinerário América Central

Um resumo da América Central

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  América Central   Trajeto realizado em nossa passagem pela América Central.   Quilometragem total: 6.948km Panamá – 2.266km Costa Rica – 1.144km Nicarágua – 820km Honduras – 656km Guatemala – 1.447km Belize – 615km   Dias total: 72 dias…
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Nicaragua-Honduras: Un peu de tout!

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De plage en plage, nous traversons le Nicaragua du sud au nord. Il fait très chaud sur la côte Pacifique au mois de mai mais de belles rencontres nous rafraichissent l’esprit. Au Honduras nous varions les décors, passant par la…
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Nicaragua

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Nicaragua After another “Gong Show” at the border from Honduras to Nicaragua we headed straight for the hills around Matagalpa. Although I remember watching the news about the war in Nicaragua years ago, Sandinista and Contras, Oliver North and CIA,…

Honduras -Nicaragua- Honduras border crossings

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You noticed it well, did it both ways. Leaving Honduras is pretty straight forward and fast . Get exit stamp for passport and turn in car importation paper. I mean you hand over the car paper, the guy looks at…
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San Juan del Sur

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Costa Rica, you have competition, it’s right on your heel. Just half an hour or so drive from the Costa Rican border, some hour an half from Granada,Nicaragua is the little town of San Juan del Sur. With the almost…

San Juan del Sur Nicaragua

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Costa Rica, you have competition, it’s right on your heel. Just half an hour or so drive from the Costa Rica border, some hour an half from Granada, Nicaragua is the little town of San Juan del Sur. With the…

Granada

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Granada is one of the great colonial towns in Central America. Seems that it’s centro is well preserved and in better shape than Antigua. The local weather makes it less attractive though. It’s hot, hot and hot; and will not…
International border between Panama and Costa Rica

Bordering on insanity?

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International border between Panama and Costa Rica (in a Portacabin) (this post is a little longer than most – just in case you want to make a coffee before reading it) It is well known amongst overland travellers with vehicles…
The clan

Nica 2 with the crew

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And then we were ten (plus 3 dogs, 3 cars, 2 tents and a nudist).  Rachel, Lauren and Peter (who we were now meeting up with in our 3rd country together) as well as the very first friends we met…
Colourful boats on Playa Jiquilillo (this one is called Fountain of Life)

Rice + beans… Must be Nicaragua!

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21 January… it was a long day. We woke up at 6am to cross the border, found a(nother) fuel leak in the car. Took it to a mechanic, fixed the leak (which had miraculously disappeared) and went to the border. Border…
Lobo ao lado do Vulcão Masaya

Vulcão Masaya

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Lobo da Estrada ao lado do Vulcão Masaya, um vulcão muito ativo na Nicarágua. Capturamos essa imagem enquanto caminhávamos nos arredores da cratera. A Nicarágua, assim como toda a América Central, por se situar numa placa tectônica própria, é passível…
  Days in country: 31 Money spent: $2486.68 (daily average $80.22) Distance driven: 972km Longest drive: 166km Average distance per […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=jfdioverland.com&blog=60929642&post=1875&subd=jfdioverland&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Stats Nicaragua

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  Days in country: 31 Money spent: $2486.68 (daily average $80.22) Distance driven: 972km Longest drive: 166km Average distance per day: 31km Books read: H=7 D=5 Beers tried: 9 Distance hiked/ran: 46km/28.5miles Elevation gained: 1682ft/512m # of times H cried:…
<span><img src="http://i.imgur.com/pAAakCxl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Our cute 5am alarm clock.</i></span><br /><br />From  Granada, I think the 5 of us were looking to get off of the tourist  trail a little bit. Seb had heard about a nice beach just North of San  Juan del Sur which apparently was off of a dirt road (i.e., fewer  tourists) where we could probably find camping and basic services.<br /><br />So  off we went and after stocking up on water and snacks, we followed Seb  and Kim as their Hondas bounced over the gravel and potholes that were  between us and a refreshing dip. <br />When we finally arrived at Playa  Maderas, we made quick work of finding a spot to set up camp, and had  parked the bikes and were in the water in under 30 minutes. <br /><br />That night we had a lovely campfire and enjoyed trading a few stories and pondering life a bit. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/76NEAXNl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Beach Breakfast</i></span></span><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W5yjQuDsWgg/VRR1kgGLyLI/AAAAAAAAByE/gyopDf7wR3E/s1600/DSC02360.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W5yjQuDsWgg/VRR1kgGLyLI/AAAAAAAAByE/gyopDf7wR3E/s1600/DSC02360.JPG" height="448" width="640"/></a></div><i><span>Adios Amigos!</span></i><br /><span><br />Seb,  Kim and David were border bound the next morning and we were waffling.  We felt like we were rushing through Nicaragua a bit, but at the same  time, we didn’t want to be on the “tourist trail” any more. We decided  to take a ride to Rivas and at least check out the ferry to Isla  Ometepe: we knew that Cisco (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-My-Wheelchair/1666748053552714?fref=ts" target="_blank">Bring My Wheelchair</a>) and Shannon and Mike  (<a href="http://www.smboilerworks.com/" target="_blank">S & M Boilerworks</a>) were there at a nice camp spot and it would be  fun to ride around the island a little. When we arrived at the ferry and  they had just enough space for our bikes and the ferry was leaving in 5  minutes, we decided it was meant to be and crossed Lake Nicaragua to  Ometepe. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/b5Mux8el.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Isla Ometepe</i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ITkxvbol.jpg"/><br /><br />The  two volcanoes that rise up from Isla Ometepe are truly a sight to see.  And riding around the island was pretty fun. The temperatures were much  more friendly once we got to the smaller part of the island and when we  finally made it to to Hacienda Merida, the sun was setting and the  breeze was delicious. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/A9dRHHTl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/KYc80cNl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>The view from our campsite at Hacienda Merida</i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/pvhq1JCl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/lSWcmQsl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>We finally caught up with Cisco, who made Roel a rear brake retainer for the Africa Twin just before he left for his own year+ ride.</span> </i><br /><br />It  was great to finally meet Cisco, Shannon and Mike who we’ve “known”  through social media. We traded stories, routes and plans and also a lot  of laughter. <br /><br />Shannon and Mike left Seattle six months ago with  their dog Ducati. A couple of days before we arrived, Ducati died  tragically on Ometepe, and poor Shannon and Mike are now facing with how  to move on without a cherished member of their family. They were  troopers and continually put on smiles and positive attitudes, but as  anyone who has lost a pet knows, it’s a heartache that continues for a  while. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/G8MFTDcl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/Al9476yl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Little Ducati's final resting place on Ometepe</i></span><br /><br />After  paying our respects to little Ducati, we rode around the island and met  up with everyone else to take the ferry back to the mainland and head  to the Costa Rican border. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/aLduTmTl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/cSyvjmBl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Interesting and colorful cemetery</span> </i><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/dAcJSJyl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/NCKjmYPl.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/ykSshrxl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>All  of the chicks on this island are painted pink! Given that they seem to  spend most of their time in the middle of the road, it's a good thing  they're a little more visible.</i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/1K9QQA6l.jpg"/><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/JSmy1k5l.jpg"/><br /><span><i>There  were evacuation route signs everywhere. I'm pretty sure that if the  volcano blows, following an evacuation route around the island would be  just about the worst thing one could do. </i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/1RrTSMkl.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Modern cowgirl <img border="0" src="http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/mwink.gif"/></i></span><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/QOlj925l.jpg"/><br /><span><i>Bananarama</i></span><br /><br />The  ferry back over was a PITA as they delayed boarding the bikes, so every  backpacker and his cousin took the seats on deck AND these guys thought  it was acceptable for the bikes to rub against the railing of the boat  AND that strapping a little bike onto the Transalp was a good way to  keep everything <br />secure. Um. Really!?<br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/b6FeTpDl.jpg"/><br /><br />So, I stayed with the Transalp for the duration of the crossing and fortunately managed not to toss my cookies. <br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/8KVXI0wl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Really, this is not acceptable.</span> </i><br /><br /><img src="http://i.imgur.com/NeuKihvl.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Cuddling my baby. </span><br /></i><img src="http://i.imgur.com/hgxFzm6l.jpg"/><br /><i><span>Seeing the sheer number of people on the shores of Ometepe on a Saturday morning made me a little nervous about being anywhere near water during Holy Week.</span> </i><br /><br /><br /><br /></span>

Taking Time for Ometepe

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Our cute 5am alarm clock. From Granada, I think the 5 of us were looking to get off of the tourist trail a little bit. Seb had heard about a nice beach just North of San Juan del Sur which…
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Compreendendo a América Central

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A América Central, nossa localização atual, é um istmo (estreito) que une a América do Sul a América do Norte. Este subcontinente americano está dividido em duas partes: a continental e a insular. A parte continental se constitui de 7…
I am sure we were just fine where we were, the Hulk is svelte

Fire and Water

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Dan We departed the beach and headed to Lago de Apoyo (lago meaning lake in Spanish and Apoyo means, well Apoyo) a large permanently warm volcanic crater lake (but you already knew it was a lake). Our accommodation, the slightly…
Ao fundo a ilha Ometepe

Ilha Ometepe, Nicarágua

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Já imaginou uma ilha cercada por água doce e que possui dois vulcões? Essa ilha existe e se chama Ometepe. Fica ao sul da Nicarágua e é formada por dois círculos unidos por um estreito e os vulcões, cada um…

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