Category: Central America

By , March 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Here’s a sign to get your blood boiling For those lacking in Spanish language skills, it says “For sale: Turtle Eggs in tomato sauce and more” Appalling. That photo was taken in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. The sign was located on the main street in front of a small stand where they also sold ceviches. Every time I walked b , I just couldn’t believe they had such a &#91read more]

By , March 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Mike and I consider ourselves to be fairly intelligent human beings.  But we’ve recently come to the realization that we’ve got nothing on the average Central American petty thief. If you recall, back in September our camera was pickpocketed in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  It didn’t matter that we were told not to take anything with us to the fair except for the money we absolutely needed to get through the day.  &#91read more]

By , March 19, 2012 2:01 pm

Just about every traveller that we’ve come across who’s been through Costa Rica has had the same thing to say: Costa Rica was nice, but we only stayed half the time we planned on. It’s really expensive. It’s not too surprising, as many of the locals we met in Nicaragua had similar things to say: Costa Rica is beautiful, but it’s expensive, and a bit too dangerous. Okay, okay. It &#91read more]

By , March 17, 2012 9:00 pm

We met up with my mom in Nicarauga, and made a speedy path through the country.  We might have lingered longer, but our C-4 visa which covers Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua was just about expired after our lengthy stay in Utila, Honduras.  We had to get to Costa Rica to reset it, but even so, we left the Nicaragua on the last possible day, taking in as much &#91read more]

By , March 15, 2012 6:32 pm

Aside from horseback riding we didn’t really do much on Isla de Ometepe.  Our time on the beach of San Juan del Sur was quite similar… a few days of relaxing and catching up on the blog at each place. On Isla de Ometepe, we stayed just outside of the town of Merida at a resort with highly overpriced but good food.  The town of Merida is quite small and &#91read more]

By , March 13, 2012 4:00 pm

One of the things that Mom and Terry wanted to do on their journey with us was go horseback riding. Now, given my propensity for falling off things and my slightly irrational fear of riding horses (stemming from my first ever attempt to ride by myself – I was about 13 or so – when my trail horse took off at a gallop along a busy highway and I couldn’t &#91read more]

By , March 11, 2012 4:00 pm

Spending a little over a year saving up cash and selling everything we own before this trip taught us several lessons. One of the most important was the value of money, and the rate that its value diminishes when you buy new things. We sold a tonne of stuff before we left home, much of it lightly used, and all of it at prices far lower than we paid for &#91read more]