14 May, 2018 in Cienfuegos

I arrive in Cienfuegos without a plan, last minute down from Havana, and made my first stop at the Airbnb to leave my luggauge. I was greeted with a cold lemonade, a quick overview explanation of what’s available in the area. After figuring things out in the Cienfuegos area, I was heading town towards Trinidad and asked […]

25 Apr, 2018 in Granada

Heading west from Granada in Nicaragua, towards Leon, I made a few stops along the way to admire some of the local nature and volcano mountains. First stop, the Mirador de Catarina, overlooking the Apoyo Lagoon (Laguna de Apoyo), with grand panoramic views of the lagoon from the west. I then continued to the Parque Malecon de Masaya […]

16 Apr, 2018 in Southern Nicaragua

Crossing the Costa-Rica Nicaragua border I went straight to the car rental, got my ride, and headed to San Juan del Sur for my first glimpse of Nicaragua. The contrast to Costa Rica was apparent, the beach wasn’t as nice, the town seemed less developed, and prices were way down. After grabbing a meal and […]

14 Apr, 2018 in Alajuela

Do you know where chocolate comes from? how it’s made? I didn’t. Costa Rica is a good place to figure that out, it still, somehow, has an active Chocolate growing market, even if competition from cheaper labour countries is driving local farmers toward tourism to replace the mass plantations. So what you basically have are […]

5 Apr, 2018 in Leon

Leon, the revolutionary capital of Nicaragua, presents a much more rough colonial history than Granada. It’s more lively here, but you’ll also get to see far more poverty and it’s less developed and overall feels a bit rundown. Even the “attractions” don’t really make much sense. I’m not sure why, but I ventured into the […]

28 Mar, 2018 in Alajuela

After visiting La Paz Waterfalls, La Fortuna, Monteverde north of San Jose in Costa Rica I continued coasting around the volano area in northern Costa Rica Alajuela region and doing various attractions and hikes. One of the nice walks in the area, taking you on paved roads through the winding jungle on hanging bridges above waterfalls […]

26 Mar, 2018 in Leon

After a visit to revolutionary Leon in north west Nicaragua, I drove in the area to explore some of the nearby ruins of ancient Leon and see some of the volcanic activity in the area. Both, to my great surprise, were completely deserted, I was the only person there. When I arrived in San Jacinto two […]

14 Mar, 2018 in Trinidad

Trinidad was definitely one of the highlights of the trip to Cuba. An old colonial Spanish style town, lots of old buildings, bustling with cafes, restaurants, markets, and music. There are quite a few things to do in the area (e.g., Torre de Manaca Iznaga & Los Ingenios Valley), but there are also quite a few […]

9 Mar, 2018 in Puntarenas

Costa Rica prides itself to be an eco destination with preservation of nature and wild life. All across Costa Rica are sanctuaries meant to protect wild animals, with different sanctuaries specializing in different animals and species. In all my tour around Costa Rica I have only visited one sanctuary, and I was lucky to choose Santuario […]

23 Feb, 2018 in Trinidad

Trinidad is a lovely colonial town, but with a dark history. The day following my arrival I took a private taxi guide to take me around the nearby highlights, without really looking into what it’s going to be about. To my great surprise it was a day dedicated to the sugar slavery taking place in […]

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