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ABOUT US

On 1st Oct, 2015, we headed off on a journey, hoping to travel around the world. 

 

We have sailed across the Atlantic and up through the Caribbean, toured North, Central and South America  in our VW van and are now enjoying our trip through New Zealand. 

 

Enjoy our blog - older posts are found at the very bottom of the blog page.

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January 7, 2018

We arrived into Panama City in the early hours of the morning after a 17 hour bus ride from San Jose, Costa Rica - thank goodness for early morning taxi drivers who took us to our hostel so we could crash.

After a few hours' rest, we embarked on a walking tour of the ol...

December 13, 2017

It's always good to catch up with friends and Costa Rica delivered.  While it was a flying visit - we had five whole days - we managed to catch up with Arnaud in Bahia de Salinas for some kiting.  While the wind wasn't at its best, Arnaud kindly bought some gear for De...

December 4, 2017

Costa Rica introduced legislation in 2013 that prevents any right hand drive vehicles being imported into the country, and although we were seeking to drive across the country, not to import the vehicle, the legislation has been written in a way that also prevents any...

November 26, 2017

From the Rio San Juan, we headed north to the coffee growing region of Matagalpa for a week of Spanish classes at La Colibri Escuela Español.  While there, Guillaume and Coline caught up with us and we spent a lovely day walking up in the hills behind Matagalapa to El...

November 13, 2017

From the volcanoes in the north of Nicaragua we headed south and west to the surfing capital of the country on the Pacific coast, San Juan del Sur.  The whole area had experienced heavy rainfall, mudslides and floods as Hurricane Nate had made landfall on 7 October.  A...

November 1, 2017

We arrived into the tobacco and coffee growing region in the north of Nicaragua.  Our first stop in Esteli gave us some flavour of the Nicaraguense and the support for the Sandinistas in the civil war.  We were given a somewhat impromptu tour of a very smoky cigar fact...

October 17, 2017

We're being followed! 

It was lovely to see Guillaume and Coline, friends we'd met in Guatemala, as we returned back to the van from the islands.  After an evening catching up, they headed off for a PADI course in Utlila as we headed into the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito...

October 10, 2017

We crossed the border into Honduras in the north, along the Atlantic coast and our first town, Omoa revealed the beauty of this part of Honduras.  Rainforest mountains rising out from the ocean.  A great place to watch the sunset from the many restaurants along the sea...

September 29, 2017

As we left the mountains of central Guatemala the temperature climbed and we knew we were heading back to wards the Atlantic coast. 

Our first stop was the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Quirigua, an ancient Maya archaeological park, known for its intricately carved, bea...

September 26, 2017

From Lake Atitlan we headed first to Chichicastenango for market day and then on to Antigua, Guatemala's first capital city.

Chichi was a riot of colour, incense and a real assault of the senses, the noises, the smells, the crush...

Antigua by comparison was calm and ord...

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