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
It was time to get back to the warm and sunny Costa Rica after 2 weeks of reunions. Feeling fresh and revitalised we took a cab back to Ana’s parent’s house and quickly headed to bed to rejuvenate. The next morning we were greeted with Tico hospitality, an amazing breakfast and Ana’s dad took us … Continue reading Back on the Road with Four
There’s something comforting about going to an airport. It might sound weird but we’ve missed them in the last year! Having only flown once (to Cuba) we were strangely buzzing for our long haul flight. It was also made a lot more comfortable by the fact that the premium economy tickets were cheaper than the … Continue reading Surprise visit home!
The cat's out of the bag now - we made a surprise trip home! Yes there was a reason we were heading to Costa Rica with quite some pace and that was specifically a 1st of January flight from San Jose to London. So on Boxing day (not really celebrated in Central America) we headed … Continue reading Enjoying the Last of the Sun
We were very much on the hunt for some signs of life for Christmas. It’s a time for family and being together so whilst we absolutely love remote camping spots, we decided this wasn’t the time of year for it. Also we didn’t want to be the ones cooking our Christmas dinner! With that in … Continue reading A Very Sunny Christmas
Apologies once again for the time between our posts - it does seem like driving down by the coast has a bit of a negative effect on our productivity! Despite having more free time lazying by the sea, we do become more lazy… and also have much less to talk about. For better or for … Continue reading 3 Borders in one day and hunting a Christmas plan!
Our first night in El Salvador did provide us with gorgeous views of the three surrounding volcanos, and also a chance to cool off with the altitude. We were planning on hiking one of the volcanoes the following morning however as Annie wasn’t feeling too well with a chesty cough we didn’t think hiking to … Continue reading Wave Hunting in El Salvador
Apologies for the radio silence on our end. We’ve been thoroughly enjoying a break from the internet in a small coastal surf town called El Paredon. It was our next destination after the volcano hike and Antigua we truly felt it was time to warm up, so we did the 2 hour drive to the … Continue reading 12 Days of Lazing and into El Salvador!