Arequipa, Peru On The Gringo Trail – Catholic Churches and Relaxation

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Sitting at around 7,700 feet above sea level sits the semi-arid city of Arequipa,Peru on the Gringo Trail.    The “Gringo Trail” is a well established route around Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador, Chile and Brazil.  It’s no established trail like the Appalachian Trail in the US, it’s more just a route us “gringos” […]

A Guatemalan Historical Site You Shouldn't Miss - Antigua, Guatemala

A Guatemalan Historical Site You Shouldn’t Miss – Antigua, Guatemala

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A must see Guatemalan historical site is Antigua, Guatemala.  It’s one the oldest and shining examples of early Spanish colonial city planning in Latin America.  A basic grid plan that dates back to 1543!   Its religious, private and government buildings are some of the best preserved Spanish colonial architecture in Guatemala.  Walking on its cobblestone streets […]

Eight Activities On Ometepe Island That Will Blow Your Mind

Eight Activities On Ometepe Island, Nicaragua That Will Blow Your Mind

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We got out of San Juan Del Sur and the Naked Tiger Hostel, to go find some activities on Ometepe Island a short distance away.  Ometepe is a Nahuatl words “ome” (two) and “tepetl” (mountain), meaning two mountains. They are actually two two volcanoes, Volcán Concepción and Volcán Maderas.   The island is also in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, a freshwater lake. […]

WHY YOU MUST EXPERIENCE SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA AND THE NAKED TIGER HOSTEL AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME.

Why You Must Experience San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua And The Naked Tiger At Least Once In Your Lifetime.

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With a broken jeep, we headed out of expensive Costa Rica for inexpensive Nicaragua.  We figured getting our jeep fixed, would be cheaper in Nicaragua and the trip from Arenal to the Peñas Blancas Border crossing between Nicaragua and Costa Rica was a breeze.  Once getting to the border there are few things you need to […]

San Josecito, Costa Rica In The Oso Peninsula And Breaking The Jeep

San Josecito, Costa Rica In The Oso Peninsula And Breaking The Jeep

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What is it about a road trip in a 4×4 vehicle that makes travel so gratifying?  We think it’s the ability to traverse terrain and go places no one else has.  It’s the adventure aspect of a four-wheel drive vehicle that makes it so exciting.  We spent the night in David, Panama after leaving Boquete […]

Boquete, Panama - Coffee Plantations, Mountains and Camping

Boquete, Panama – Coffee Plantations, Mountains and Camping

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We made our way from Santa Catalina, Panama and scuba diving to Boquete, Panama with its coffee plantations, mountains and beautiful scenery.  Boquete (bo-kay-tay) is a popular place for North American expats to retire.   Panama has some pretty incredible retirement benefits for those who are over a certain age, have a certain amount of money in […]