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From the Pacific to the Carribean and back-in a day!

PANAMA | Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | Views [458]

Last adventure in Panama 16 August 2010 Up at 5 am-haven't done that for a while! All to catch the Panama Canal Train from Panama city to Colon on the Caribbean coast. We thought we may not make it as the cabs were already busy ... Read more >

Out and about in Panama city

PANAMA | Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | Views [427]

Panama City 11-15 August 2010 We have spent the last few days looking around the city. Our hostel is not far from the major banking and commercial area of El Cangrejo and after a productive morning,when we actually managed ... Read more >

On the Buses to The Panama Canal

PANAMA | Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | Views [1006]

Panama City 10 August 2010 After our free breakfast of coffee, juice and toast we left Casa de Carmen late morning and caught a local bus to the Allbrook Terminal and Mall-American style huge and new with dozens of ... Read more >

Photos: Panama

PANAMA | Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

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The wheels on the bus go round and round-all the way to Panama

PANAMA | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | Views [653]

Bocas Del Toro To Panama City Monday 9 August 2010 It was a beautiful morning as we left Bocas by water taxi ($US4) at 7.30. It was still quiet in the streets-the vultures were out picking at the rubbish but even the ... Read more >

Photos: Panama

PANAMA | Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Bocas Del Toro-Reggae and Rasta

PANAMA | Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | Views [2204]

Bocas Del Toro Panama August 4 2010 Our first full day was spent just walking around the place checking out the shops, having a coffee and doing some grocery shopping. We have a great kitchen at the hostel -only things ... Read more >

crossing the border to Panama

PANAMA | Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | Views [1036]

Panama Border August 3 Our last morning in Cahuita-we got up early and posted some postcards as we were about to leave Costa Rica and they had Costa Rican stamps. The PO was down a sandy side road and right next to the police ... Read more >

Cahuita on the Carribean

COSTA RICA | Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | Views [620]

Cahuita August 1 The bus station at Turrialba is new and modern and not too far from the town centre. We were lucky enough to get a lift from Jane and Fraser so after saying goodbye we wrote a few postcards and waited for the ... Read more >

A bit of Kiwi in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | Views [451]

Turrialba Costa Rica July 30 & 31 Another bus-another town-this time from San Jose to Turrialba about two hours away. We were going to visit a schoolfriend of my daughter and enjoy chatting with a Kiwi again. Turrialba-... Read more >

Do you know the way to San Jose....

COSTA RICA | Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | Views [511]

San Jose Costa Rica 26 – 29 July It took two buses to get from La Fortuna to San Jose. I slept most of the way so don't remember too much of it-I know it was hot-no aircon on the bus. In San Jose we were dropped off at the ... Read more >

La Fortuna

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 1 Aug 2010 | Views [944]

La Fortuna Costa Rica July 24 The roads from Monteverde are shocking-winding, narrow, potholed, rutted dirt roads. There have been calls to pave them but there is resistance to this. The Quakers, who have put Monteverde on the ... Read more >

how scary can it be??

COSTA RICA | Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | Views [571]

Monteverde Costa Rica July 23 Today was the day to feel the fear and do it anyway-ziplining in the cloud forest of Monteverde. I am not at all happy with great heights so the thought of hanging off a steel cable at tree top level ... Read more >

Photos: trip photos

COSTA RICA | Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Nicaragua -Costa Rica (aka the day from hell)

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | Views [403]

Isla Ometepe -Costa Rica 22 July Time to leave our lovely island home where we had relaxed and had a chance to appreciate the surroundings. The previous morning we had gone for a horse ride-along tracks through the tropical ... Read more >

Fiesta on Isla Ometepe

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | Views [260]

Fiesta day- a surprise birthday for Carly. Hope she hasn't seen the pinata and booze and snacks that were smuggled onboard the chicken ferry under very tricky conditions! The plan was to keep her busy having her hair straightened while some of us organised ... Read more >

The Chicken Ferry to Isla de Ometepe -Nicuragua

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | Views [691]

Ometepe Island via the “Chicken ferry” Nicuragua July 20 We almost left a group member behind in Granada-we were supposed to leave at 1030am but he thought it was 11am-it was close. We were just pulling away when he came along ... Read more >

Honduras across the border to Nicuragua

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Jul 2010 | Views [613]

Honduras -Nicaragua Sunday July 18 Another early start to beat the traffic -we left the hotel in Comayagua at 0620 and walked just across the road to the bus. Although it was a public bus we were the first pick up so we got the ... Read more >

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