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Week 10 - Costa Rica and Panamá

My last week in Central America. I almost can’t believe I’ve made it this far. In the 10,000 km and 10 weeks I’ve been riding, I’ve grown from a pretty incapable gringo into a more well-seasoned moto traveller – travelling through eight countries, dealing with narcos, earthquakes and a crash, I feel I’m definitely growing as a person. 1,395 more words

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A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train

Considering how much I love the idea of trains in general, and San José’s Tren Urbano specifically, it’s embarrassing how long it took me to hop aboard for a ride to and from Cartago. 1,236 more words

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An Easygoing Sunday

After a couple of excursions on Friday and Saturday, we took it easy in and around the hotel for most of the day. Our schedule included Bible stories with the kids in lieu of a church service, time at the pool, playing at the park, a trip to a couple stores, and then finishing up a movie after dinner. 428 more words

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My Solo Journey

Ah, traveling alone.

Taking off solo to a foreign country, with no itinerary, four days after my eighteenth birthday.

No Spanish needed in Costa Rica, right? 535 more words


Rincon De La Viega National Park (Drive Day 86 minus 14 years)

Costa Rica’s passion for national parks is a major perk for weary road trippers. The campground at Rincon is empty and for a minute it’s hard to fathom why we’re the only ones here. 105 more words


Discovering Costa Rica

Anyone who’s been to Costa Rica will be familiar with the term “Pura Vida”. Literally translated, it means “simple life” or “pure life”, but in Costa Rica, it is more than just a saying – it’s a way of life.   754 more words



When I am fortunate enough to visit Santa Teresa I try to start each day with a long walk on the beach. Since my first visit, a favorite destination has been a place called suck rock, just pastthe jetty at Rocamar, one of my favorite beachfront resting spots. 91 more words