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Day 100 - Isla Bastimentos

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [149]

Determined to find this organic chocolate farm we set out with a German couple to find the elusive 'Up in the hill' enterprise. Despite a few wrong turns we made the 1-2 hour muddy, sweaty survivor trek through the jungle & along the beach to ... Read more >

Day 99 - Red Frog Beach

PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | Views [172]

We decided to escape to Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos in Bocas Del Toro to an Eco retreat - the Palmar Tent Island. With no wifi & the promise of powdery white sand Caribbean beaches we thought this was a far better and more beautiful option ... Read more >

Day 98 - Bocas Del Toro

PANAMA | Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | Views [158]

The day was already not off to a fantastic start. Barely slept a wink in the hammock because of people coming & going all through the night. Got on the shuttle fine to exit Costa Rica and then encountered mucho problemas at the border. The immigration ... Read more >

Day 97 - Puerto Viejo

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | Views [274]

A slow morning waiting for the rain to stop. Becky & I braved the elements to try the organic cafe again for breakfast. This time it was open & I had the best breakfast in a very long time - eggs, avacado & fetta cheese - ah-mazing. And good ... Read more >

Day 96 - Puerto Viejo

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | Views [280]

Survived a slow short hot runs long the coast to kickstart the day. Was hardly enough to reverse all my indulgence but a token effort is something right? We met up with Becky, our British friend from El Salvador and hired out bikes for the day. First ... Read more >

Photos: Panama

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Day 95 - Puerto Viejo

COSTA RICA | Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | Views [236]

The hostel was so loud and then once the music stopped at midnight all 12 or so of my door mates packed & left through to 4am. I conceded defeat at 4.30am, got up & made my way to the bus station to get the 6am bus to puerto viejo. Found ... Read more >

Day 94- San Jose

COSTA RICA | Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | Views [210]

Another lazy morning at El Gigante. Refreshing morning dip followed by awesome breakfast burrito & espresso. We decided to say goodbye to paradise & head to Rivas so I could head to Costa Rica and Yusuf could get back to Managua. Hoping to ... Read more >

Photos: Costa Rica

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Day 93 - Rivas & San Juan Del Sur

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | Views [133]

After a slow start to the morning with the best breakfast burrito & at least two of the best coffees is had in a while we set off on the motorbike to explore the coast. We first headed to Rivas to check out some of the incredible old churches.... Read more >

Day 92 - El Gigante

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | Views [150]

A super slow day. Cooked up a tasty breakfast & sat around with the crew here after a morning swim. The South Africans were drinking from 9am. They stopped at like 4am so I guess they just needed a nap :) All I did was walk along the beach ... Read more >

Day 91 - El Gigante

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | Views [130]

It was still bucketing down outside. Lindy headed off early to Costa Rica but I stayed around having decided to travel to San Juan Del Sur with some of the guys from the hostel. While doing a bit of research I found a cool bunkhouse at this tiny surf ... Read more >

Day 90 - Santa Cruz & Ojo de Agua

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | Views [139]

Despite a late night and feeling a little shabby we set off early with Yusuf & Gabby sharing a scooter and a bike to explore Ometepe properly. After Gabby learned how to ride the scooter we headed to Ojo de Agua - some natural mineral pools towards ... Read more >

Day 89 - Volcan Concepcion

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | Views [172]

It was pouring down with rain & thundering hard when I woke up at 5.30am to prep for the trek. I was hoping we wouldn't have to hike for 10 hours in that weather and fortunately it cleared up by 7am. Lindy, a Canadian girl we met called Gabby ... Read more >

Day 88 - Isla de Ometepe

NICARAGUA | Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | Views [139]

We packed into a chicken bus around 9am in Granada, waited two hours for it to fill up & depart towards Rivas. Lindy and I shared our two seats with a third woman & there wasn't a spare pocket of space to be found amidst bags & people. ... Read more >

Day 87 - Laguna de Apoyo

NICARAGUA | Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | Views [173]

Perfect day by the lake - Laguna de Apoyo around 30 mins out of Granada was a fantastic day trip! For $10 we got dropped off, picked up, free kayaks, lakeside lounge chairs, access to cheap cocktails & to swim in an incredible, clean lake surrounded ... Read more >

Day 86 - Masaya

NICARAGUA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [119]

Started out with a run along Lago de Nicaragua. It was not a long stretch do we did what we could! Before 7sm it was already 30 degrees & 89% humidity and climbing fast - that explains why we were still swearing about an hour later! Made the most ... Read more >

Day 85 - Granada

NICARAGUA | Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | Views [143]

Headed off early from Leon back to Managua and then into Granada. After a bit of walking with our packs to find a hostel we settled on Oasis. It's large, weird & has a strange vibe to it but it's cheap & they have free drinking water & pancakes ... Read more >

Day 84 - Cerro Negro & Leon

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Views [209]

After cooking up a breakfast feast at the hostel we set out early to get to Cerro Negro (Black Hill) to hike up & then board down one of central Americas youngest & most active canoes. I was terrified but prepared to try it. As we got to the ... Read more >

Day 83 - Leon

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Views [130]

Left Managua before 9am and made it to Leon before 11am. Very smooth microbus ride and the timing meant we could make the most of our day. We checked in at the Tortuga Booluda hostel and caught up with a friend we met in El Salvador. Spent the day ... Read more >

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