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    Jan
    2
    2018

    Since we were only spending 2-3 days in each place, and had planned to visit 7 places over our three-week period, we thought wed end our trip with a nice relaxing beach-front hotel in Drake Bay. Two hours from Manuel Antonio is a town called Sierpe...


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     02-01-18

     Drake Bay, Costa Rica, travel, Central America

    Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, travel

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    Nov
    19
    2017

    We flew from Arenal to Drake bay, via San Jose, in a Cessna Caravan. These are tiny little planes with 10 seats, no tea trolley, and about 3 jokes about the tea trolley per flight. We sat right up the front and could watch the course and weather maps...


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     19-11-17

     Manuel Antonio, beach, gecko, Costa Rica, Cessna Caravan

    Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, travel

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    Nov
    13
    2017

    Defying all expectations, we made it out of Colombia alive. Our first Costa Rica stop was Arenal, an area of tropical national parks surrounding a volcano. Getting there from Cartagena was standard. Deathly early flight to Bogota, stopover,...


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     13-11-17

     Costa Rica, Arenal

    Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, travel

    Preparation for our Colombia and Costa Rica Trip

    Dan is a big fan of Narcos, which doesnt exactly promote Colombia as a top tourist destination, but someone once told us it was nice and didnt deserve its reputation. That was all the convincing we needed. A couple of years ago I watched a TV show...


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     01-10-17

     Colombia, Costa Rica, South America, Central America

    Categories: South America, Central America, travel

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    Dec
    15
    2015

    Seven nights was the longest wed stayed in one place since leaving Australia. Wed read that a week is a good amount of time in Havana. This is true, but it probably wouldnt hurt to see more of Cuba if you could....


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     15-12-15

     Cuba, Havana, travel

    Categories: Central America, Cuba, travel

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    Dec
    6
    2015

    Mexico was only ever meant as a route to Cuba, but we figured we may as well see a bit of it so we booked 4 days. Originally we were going to stay on the beach in Cancun but Dan rightly insisted Id hate that after one day so we stayed in Mexico City instead....


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     06-12-15

     Mexico, Xochimilco, Teotihuacan, travel

    Categories: Central America, Mexico, travel

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    Nov
    24
    2015

    Antigua is another old, scenic city surrounded by volcanoes. This one is particularly scenic and you can watch Fuego erupt a bit every few minutes. The first time I saw it (its just puffy black smoke) I panicked, wondering why no one else was panicking....


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     24-11-15

     Antigua, Guatemala, travel, salsa

    Categories: Central America, Guatemala, travel

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    Nov
    23
    2015

    Our trip from Flores to Lake Atitlan involved driving through a bit of Guatemala City. I admit to feeling a little wary when the driver stopped at a garage so we could use the toilet. It was just people paying for petrol and buying chocolate bars....


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     23-11-15

     Lake Atitlan, Santiago, San Pedro, Guatemala, travel

    Categories: Central America, Guatemala, travel

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    Nov
    22
    2015

    When we told people we were going to Guatemala they reacted with shock, mingled with trying to cover their shock, followed by sadness that theyd never see us again. Thats sort of how I reacted when Dan suggested Guatemala in the first place....


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     22-11-15

     Guatemala, Flores, Tikal, travel

    Categories: Central America, Guatemala, travel

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