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From the exclusive Pacific coast to the chilled out Caribbean coast of Panama

After the amazing days in San Blas we came back to Panama City where we stayed at our friends’ place before going first to spend the night at Valle de Anton and after this, make the exotic move that very few places in the world allow: swimming in the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean […]

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Are these the most beautiful beaches in the world? San Blas, Comarca Kuna Yala, Panama

  We took our time to literally disconnect ourselves from civilization, meaning a truly virgin and unconquered land: the Comarca de Kuna Yala. This ethnic group is proud of being the only one in the whole continent that Spaniards could not tame, conquer or even take resources from. Knowing that these friendly people have claimed […]

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An active volcano and waterfalls in Costa Rica!

  From Puntarenas we visited Volcano Poás which is an active volcano in central Costa Rica. Our original plan was to go to Monteverde but we were told that the road leading there was under reparation and the hiking tracks weren’t in good shape due to the rainy season. From Puntarenas we drove 99 kilometers to […]

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Pura vida with joyous ticos!

  After the heavy days of driving we finally had some days of relaxation in Costa Rica. We were warmly welcomed to Puntarenas by a local family and received with a real Tico breakfast: gallo pinto (rice and beans), platano frito (fried banana), queso palmito (Costa Rican cheese, very similar to Mexican Oaxaca cheese), huevos […]

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Crossing borders with a car in Central America – The Mexican plates ain’t helping!

  When stepping to Costa Rica’s ground after Nicaragua’s border we took a long breath. Crossing three borders in four days is too much and I wouldn’t recommend to anyone! From Guatemala to El Salvador we crossed from La Hachadura-Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado border. There in El Salvador we visited surfing beaches in El Tunco […]

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Surfer beach bodies in El Tunco, El Salvador

  Playa El Tunco is a black sanded beach just 42 kilometers from San Salvador and is the most popular beach destination and number one surfing destination for the locars and foreigners. Be clear though with what you expect because if you don’t surf there is not much to do If you are looking for […]

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Protecting the sea turtle: Tortugario CECON at Monterrico

  We had reserved a complete afternoon on getting to know the Tortugario (part of the Multipurpose Nature Reserve Monterrico). Even though it is know for its hard work protecting the sea turtle, there are plenty of other animals: caimans (small crocodile like reptiles), iguanas and fish. After taking care of them as babies, they […]

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Black sand beach paradise: Monterrico, Guatemala

    After visiting Lake Atitlán we had planned to visit Semuc Champey north from Atitlán but due to rainy and cloudy weather we decided to head to the south and enjoy the weekend at the beach. And with Monterrico we hit the jackpot! This unplanned visit turned out to be all that we could […]

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In the heart of the Mayan world: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

    It’s been only couple days since we started out road trip and I feel like I have gone through a lot! The goal is to go from Mexico City to Panama City through six countries (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and heading back to Mexico from the Caribbean […]

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One week of my life living with a rock band…and I’m done!

    It’s only been a week since I came to Mexico City from San Miguel de Allende but it feels like months…or at least my body feels that way. For one reason only: the past week I have been living, breathing, sleeping (literally because the band has turned our ex-home into a music studio […]

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