Category: Central America

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Gracias Maravillosa Monteverde

It was the quaker movement of the 1950’s that put Santa Elena and Monteverde on the map. These migrants from the US were escaping being drafted in the Vietnam war and skipped to the beautiful mountains of Costa… Read More

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Pacific Pacified – Part 2

Mid August 2016 The twin volcanic peaks of Ometepe island rise above the brown waters of lake Nicaragua like two mysterious pyramids. Normally shrouded in secrecy and cloud or mist, the peaks are rarely seen, and they provide… Read More

Our only photo of Playa Del Coco

Pacific Pacified – Part 1

Early August 2016 It’s great to be in a country where the public transport network is pretty reliable and as an independent traveller, you are free to choose your own way. It was using this system that we… Read More

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Caribbean Costa Rica – Pura Vida

It was a bit of a mad dash from Galapagos Islands to Costa Rica. With a little more than 3 weeks left in Latin America, we decided on our 2 top countries to visit: Costa Rica and Nicaragua…. Read More

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Saving Grace – Santiago de Cuba

A glimmering colonial town in the south east of Cuba. Closer to Haiti than Havana and offering more vibes than Vinales, we took a plunge into the historically important town of Santiago de Cuba (SdC). Our penultimate destination… Read More