Latin America summary

After nearly three months of travelling in Latin America (including a quick stopover in Miami) we’ve reached the end of the first section of our trip. During this time we have visited Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras (Roatan only), Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. We can’t believe that almost 90 days have passed already. Here are some of the highlights:…

Up in the clouds in Monteverde

Our final stop in Costa Rica was in the cool mountainous area of Monteverde. In 1951, Quakers from Alabama purchased land in Monteverde to avoid being drafted in the Korean War, an obligation which contradicted their pacifist ideology. They chose Costa Rica because it had abolished its army three years earlier and for the cool lush climate. They named the area Monteverde (“Green…

Finding our favourite beach in Costa Rica

Two boats, three buses and a border crossing later, we arrived in Puerto Viejo (“Old Harbour”) on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo is a small seaside settlement, famous for partying, surfing and relaxation. One day we went on a gorgeous 15km bike ride along the coastal road to the sleepy village of Manzanillo. We…