Flying into Cartagena we felt a strange sense of recognition. We’d spent 3 weeks backpacking around Colombia in 2016, and both thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was instantly clear the hospitality and friendliness of the people hadn’t changed one bit. As we had a good 5 days to kill whilst waiting for Betty, we … Continue reading Familiar Territory in Colombia
The day after we arrived in Panama City we had to get our car inspected, which involved arriving in a customs complex at 6am and queuing for a ticket. They only give out 25 a day… Then when you have the ticket you wait until 8am for someone to come round, check the VIN on … Continue reading Waving Goodbye to Central America
Panama, being the last country before the Darian Gap - a 66 mile stretch of land between Panama and Colombia which is considered unpassable - meant we figured we should take advantage of the availability of US car parts. We’d also found an ex-pat mechanic originally from the US based in Boquete, who we linked … Continue reading Making Some Improvements in Panama
And so, now Mike & Vicky had returned home it was just the two of us again and onto the last country of Central America - Panama. Before doing that we had a choice of two borders, the Paso Canoas border by the Pacific coast which was by far and away the most travelled or … Continue reading Entering the Last Country of Central America!
The areas surrounding Monteverde in northern Costa Rica are some of the most visited in the country, and after spending a week there it wasn’t hard to see why. A welcome relief from the heat of the coast, coupled with an abundance of hikes and activities - though not all of them as appealing as … Continue reading Being Fully Fledged Tourists in Costa Rica