The unfortunate reality of traveling is that it’s impossible to see everything. After finishing a month and a half in Nicaragua my dad and I elected to move quickly through Costa Rica and Panama. We arranged for container shipping from Colon, Panama to Caragena, Colombia in two weeks and hit the road south from Nicaragua. […]Read more "Uvita, Costa Rica"
After sorting out my lost drivers license in Granada we headed to El Gigante to meet up with my friend Tess. This would be our last stop in Nicaragua before hitting the road to make the departure date for our container ship from Panama to Colombia two weeks later. El Gigante is small and charming […]Read more "El Gigante, Nicaragua"
The colonial centrepiece of Nicaragua, Granada is a charming city. Here you can spend your days wandering the streets and taking in colonial architecture, watch the sunset from a cathedral, head to the Choco museum for the incredible all you can eat breakfast, or head out to the Granada Isletas by kayak or boat tour. Granada offers a […]Read more "Granada, Nicaragua"
San Juan del Sur is the undisputed party capital of Nicaragua, where every night’s bigger than the last and you’re likely to wake up hung over to within an inch of your life after “Sunday Funday” with a new tattoo courtesy of your drunk friends who somehow got their hands on the tattoo gun. In […]Read more "San Juan Party On"
Up until this point our life on the road had generally consisted of going to bed before 10 and cooking as many meals in the camper as possible. Good for the budget and for getting out surfing three times a day. December however had other plans for us. Our “Vancouver family” as well as “uncle” […]Read more "The Beach"
After leaving El Transito for the first time we made our way south to Popoyo. On the way we dropped Jurek off at the junction to El Gigante. In Popoyo we stayed at some very rustic, and to my knowledge unnamed accommodations at the end of the road where Viki’s brother had stayed at previously. […]Read more "Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua"
Our next stop was El Transito, a fishing village on the pacific coast of Nicaragua. It’s one of the closest beaches to the capital city Managua, but it’s only recently started to become a popular surf destination. Two years ago the lineup here was often empty. Since then a new hostel has opened up and […]Read more "El Transito"
After 10 days in El Paredon we were ready to go and so were our new Hungarian friends, Viki and Balazs. We packed up and hit the road for El Salvador, and the mushy beginner friendly point break in El Tunco. The Guatemala-El Salvador border is the worst border crossing I have experienced on the […]Read more "Guatemala to Nicaragua"
In many ways El Paredon was a place of dreams for me. Waking up every morning to the sound of waves crashing. Surfing as the sun peaked over the water in the morning and when it set at the end of the day. Walking barefoot through the village to buy tomatoes from one old man, […]Read more "El Paredon, Guatemala"