Colombia – Caribbean Coast

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Colombia | 2 Comments

It only took 15 months and 50,000km, but we made it to South America! Cartagena First impressions of Cartagena: hot and muggy. We spent a few nights near the harbor since Ben needed to get the Landy out of the container. The area was convenient for that but not much else. After we checked in […]

San Blas Islands

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Colombia, Panama | No Comments

Panama and Colombia are connecting by a thin peninsula of thick jungles and no roads. Getting a car around involved stuffing it in a container and putting it on a cargo ship. Getting ourselves around there were two options: Fly or Sail. We chose to sail. The San Blas Islands are a beautiful archipelago off […]

Shipping the Darian Gap

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Colombia, Panama, Shipping | One Comment

North- and South America are not connected by any roads, between Panama and Colombia is about a 150km stretch of jungle, the so called Darian Gap. Therefore, we have to ship our Landy to Colombia. To keep costs low, we searched for shipping partners to share a container from the Panamanian port of Colon to […]

Panama

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Panama | No Comments

Before leaving Costa Rica, we stopped at a private Mirador (Viewpoint). The Mirador is run by a National Park Ranger and has two short but steep trails to a viewpoint. From there you have a beautiful view of the coast and with good weather we were told you can even see mount Chirripo. What we […]

Costa Rica III

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Costa Rica | No Comments

Part 3 of our adventures starts and ends back at the beach. We start on the Pacific coast, with a night of wild camping. We found some safer stretches of coast in this part of our journey and could enjoy something for FREE in Costa Rica! After all that complaining we did about prices in […]

Costa Rica II

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Costa Rica | No Comments

We left the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula excited to see what the highlands of Costa Rica have to offer. The country has a lot of beautiful and exciting National Parks – that are both expensive and totally forbidden for dogs. Monteverde, which would have been the next stop, has $30 entrance fees per person plus a […]

Costa Rica I

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Costa Rica | 2 Comments

Costa Rica is an interesting place. It is a huge tourist destination and unlike the rest of Central America, it is full of people that speak English and steep entrance fees to see anything. After our tense drive through Nicaragua and the nervous weeks leading up to that, we were mostly excited to have made […]

Nicaragua

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Nicaragua | No Comments

Nicaragua was a very short visit for us. Because of the civil unrest we didn’t do any tourism and just drove through this beautiful country in two days. We met up with two other travelers near the Honduras/Nicaraguan border and convoyed through the country. We avoided all the big cities and most of the main […]

Honduras Part II

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Honduras | One Comment

From Gracias, Honduras, where we had our first long streak of bad travel luck, we continued on through Honduras and found better luck ahead! We had a long drive through green hills and mountains to our next destination. We stopped in the town of La Esperanza stretch our legs, have coffee and do a little […]

Honduras I

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Honduras | No Comments

After a beautiful week in El Salvador and many in Guatemala, we had high expectations coming into Honduras. With fewer tourist highlights (meaning fewer viral Instagram photos), we weren’t sure what to expect. Our start was rough. Border crossing into Honduras was absolutely chaotic. First on the El Salvador side, they didn’t have electricity and […]

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