Video: Riding through Central America

A little video showing parts of our journey through Central America.

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Finding roads to somewhere

Coming home was never in the books, but I’m sure glad it happened. It got to the point where I realized that this trip needed more planning than we had originally given it. On previous adventures timing played a much less integral role and I always had the luxury of being lazy with regards to deciding how to proceed with the trip.

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Warm up, complete (Cartagena to Bogota)

Gina and I hit a few hiccups in recent weeks. Beginning with the realization that we wanted to cycle through the Andes and not mudslide down the side of them, we decided that waiting out the rainy season would be the best option in our given position. Continue reading

Sailing away

We spent our final days in Central America, aka Panama, on a boat to Colombia. The days beforehand had been stressful, so seasickness, warm turquois Caribbean water, and islands like those you see on catalogues were a very welcome distraction. Continue reading

Perusing through Panama

After Volcan we managed to avoid the highway one more day by taking the Ruta 103 to Potrerillos Abajo and later on a dirt road to Rio Caldera. Several people had told us about a spot at the river where camping was possible, apparently even toilets existed as some celebrations took place here. However, we ended up going across the bridge and not finding any such spot. Continue reading

A beautiful day (Rio Sereno to Volcan)

Today deserves a blog post for itself. Over the past 50-something days that we’ve been cycling, today has by far been the most beautiful.

We left Rio Sereno as the sun was rising with glorious views onto the surrounding mountains. Continue reading

Another section comes to an end (Londres, Palmar Norte, San Vita, Sereno)

10 days in Costa Rica have gone by. Since our last post we had a rest day in Londres, which wasn’t much of a rest day due to the number of things that needed to be done. Continue reading

Beaches and trail magic (Nicoya Peninsula)

When we looked at the maps for Costa Rica, we quickly discovered that there were a plethora of dirt roads which we could explore. Upon crossing the border and staying in La Cruz de Guanacaste at the cheapest accomodation we could find (still overpriced), we set out to circuit the Nicoya peninsula. Having heard that the roads were rough, we thought it was only the right choice. Continue reading