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Trip: Latin America expedition

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Photos: Bogota

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery


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The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay...

COLOMBIA | Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | Views [1828]

As we were sailing through the San Blas islands and I was thinking that things couldn’t possibly get any better, we landed in Cartagena, Colombia. Cartagena is a place of beautifully restored colonial building, where the color to wear is white ... Read more >

Tags: bogota, cartagena, colombia, getsemani, jw marriott, monserrate


Panama to Colombia

PANAMA | Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | Views [2678] | Comments [1]

Woo man…here we go again! This will be another tough one. It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything…I believe Sophia wrote a nice review of our time in Panama City. It was nice, but the whole time, we kept thinking about the ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, el gitano del mar, harpoon fishing, sailing to colombia, san blas islands


Photos: Sailing from Panama to Colombia

PANAMA | Sunday, 24 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Departed from Porto Lindo, Panama. Arrived into Cartagena, Colombia six days later.
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Photos: Panama City

PANAMA | Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery


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The Six Lovely Days of Panama City

PANAMA | Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | Views [1985] | Comments [2]

Day 1: We arrived at 5am and headed to the historic district of Casco Viejo to find a hostel and get some more sleep before heading out to explore the city. We ended up at Hotel Casco Antiguo , which happens to be the oldest hotel in Panama ... Read more >

Tags: panama city


Photos: Bocas del Toro-Bastimentos-Boca del Drago

PANAMA | Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Archipelago off the Caribbean coast of Panama. There is so much to see here! Our three night trip did not do this place justice.
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Photos: Boquete

PANAMA | Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Beautiful little mountain town with hot springs in the nearby town of Caldera.
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On the Hunt for Turtles...

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 2 Oct 2010 | Views [591] | Comments [1]

While driving down the Pacific coast of Costa Rica from Jaco down to Peninsula de Osa, I read that October is a prime time for seeing turtles come to the beach and lay their eggs. Tired of driving and not sure what to expect from Osa, we made a last ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, nesting, sea turtles, uvita


Captain's Log 10/2/2010 3:32pm

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 2 Oct 2010 | Views [552] | Comments [1]

Our departure from the civilization known as Costa Rica is going smoothly, I write to you today from inside the air conditioned cabin of the international Tica Bus. Although having our own vehicle for a week was awesome, almost ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, jaco, manuel antonio, monkeys, quepos, san jose, uvita


Photos: Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Sitting on the dock of the bay

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | Views [771] | Comments [1]

Writing to you today from the dock in Paquera, Costa Rica…we missed the car ferry to Puntarenas by about 10minutes, so now waiting for 2 1/2hrs for the next one…no wifi here, but hopefully I’ll get this posted before the end of the day (Tuesday).... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, monsoon, scuba diving caves


Photos: Montezuma

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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The Crazy World of Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [1765] | Comments [1]

Hello Costa Rica! We finally made it to our 6th country! We took the 10 hour bus ride down from Managua, Nicaragua to San Jose, Costa Rica. Even though the bus ride was long, it was one of our best rides yet. We took the Tica Bus, which is known ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, monteverde, pension de santa elena, san jose


Photos: The Corn Islands

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Was it worth it?

NICARAGUA | Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Views [1331]

Heck yeh! 11 ½ hrs on 3 boats and 11hrs on 2 buses later…we arrived in little known tropical paradise called little corn island. Anyone who has been here would have to put it as a highlight to any trip…this is our 6 th island and definitely the overall ... Read more >

Tags: boating, casa iguana, little corn island, turned turtle


My Mountain Climbing Theory

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | Views [978] | Comments [2]

We ventured up to Tacuba, El Salvador to stay in Hostal de Mama y Papa and go for a hike in Parque Imposible. This hostal is known for its wild hikes through the surrounding national park. The Lonely Planet guide book made it sound like crazy son of ... Read more >

Tags: challenges, mountains, trekking


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