El Salvador too has a history with a civil war. From 1980 till 1992 there was a civil war which killed about 75.000 people. Continue reading
We sped through Honduras in 1,5 days. We hadn’t heard any good things about the country; it wasn’t save. Shops would close around 4 pm because it wasn’t safe to be on the streets after that time. And people would walk around openly with weapons. Continue reading
From a tropical Central America, we want to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and sporty 2014!
Nicaragua calls itself the country of lakes and volcanos. To us it’s the country of the lakes, volcanos and hard wind. The wind blew very hard every day, fortunately we usually had it from the back or the side. There are many volcanos in the country and that was very visible. We never cycled outside the view of a volcano, one following another. Continue reading
We had many cyclists tell us that they had intended to get through Costa Rica as fast as possible because it was supposed to be an expensive country, but almost all of them stayed longer because they liked it so much. Despite the high prices. So, another country to look forward to with curiosity.
The day we left Dominical, Kim and the kids left too. We said goodbye but we would see them again soon.
We didn’t have any problems at the Panamanian border and we went looking for the Costa Rican customs in the hectic little town. We found it eventually, but it wasn’t our lucky day. The person behind the window was a young woman who obviously still had something to prove to her boss or had left her common sense in her bed that morning. Continue reading
Panama surely has things to offer tourists; the bounty islands in the north, the locks in the city, the surfbeaches in the south and the volcano Barú in the west. But there’s no real Panamanian culture anymore. Continue reading