Tag: Pacific

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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

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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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Grandioses Galapagos – Part 2

We were sad to say goodbye to our previous shipmates and as they drifted away from the Aida Maria, we set ourselves on the top deck. Our sadness soon turned to excitement as Angel the Capitan pointed out… Read More

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Grandioses Galapagos – Part 1

Driving into the shimmering setting sun of the northern Peruvian desert, we were closing another countries chapter but opening a new adventure in the small country of Ecuador. The cross border bus ride was pleasant enough and after… Read More