Cartagena, Dengue & Snorkeling

Columbia Cartagena, Dengue & Snorkeling Cartagena, Dengue & Snorkeling August 2023 So our camper was on its way to Colombia by ship and in the meantime we had flown from Panama to Cartagena by plane. Since the arrival of the campervan was still about two weeks away, we had plenty of time to see the […]

Adiós & Goodbye Central America!

Panamá Adiós & Goodbye Central America! Adiós & Goodbye Central America! August 2023 Before driving back to Panama City we visited the Parque Nacional Altos de Campana. At the parking lot where a number of hikes began it turned out that an entrance ticket was necessary which, according to the parking attendant, had to be […]

El Valle de Anton – Village in a Crater

Panamá El Valle de Anton – Village in a Crater El Valle de Anton – Village in a Crater July 2023 Sarigua National Park is a landscape you would not expect at all in a country like Panama in Central America. The sandy plain of Sarigua was created after this entire area was deforested in […]

Hiking in the Panamanian Rainforest

Panamá Hiking in the Panamanian Rainforest Hiking in the Panamanian Rainforest July 2023 The border crossing from Costa Rica to Panama went without any noteworthy events. As usual, it was mostly patience and going through a number of different offices. After our passports were brightened up a little more with some colourful stamps, we were […]

Wildlife At Its Best @ Osa Peninsula

Costa Rica Wildlife At Its Best @ Osa Peninsula Wildlife At Its Best @ Osa Peninsula July 2023 We were off to the coast, this time it was the Pacific coast again. The final highlight of our stay in Costa Rica was waiting for us, and that was the Osa Peninsula. On the way, we […]

Caribbean Coast

Costa Rica Caribbean Coast Caribbean Coast July 2023 After spending four wonderful weeks at home in Europe, we had flown back to San Jose, Costa Rica. The car was still there in the exact same spot, which was no surprise. Finally we could sleep in our camper again. The next day we still had to […]

Hummingbird Paradise

Costa Rica Hummingbird Paradise Hummingbird Paradise June 2023 Lago Arenal is the largest lake in Costa Rica, with its surface beening increased to 85 square kilometers by the construction of a dam. From Monteverde, the road wound its way through a hilly landscape and the quality of the road was by far the worst we […]

Nicoya Peninsula & Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula & Monteverde Cloud Forest Nicoya Peninsula & Monteverde Cloud Forest June 2023 A new border crossing. As at other border crossings in Central America, it was one big chaos between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. We drove slowly past a kilometre-long queue of trucks waiting and went in search of the right […]

Lago Nicaragua & Isla de Ometepe

Nicaragua Lago Nicaragua & Isla de Ometepe Lago Nicaragua & Isla de Ometepe May 2023 Volcanoes do no let us go here in Nicaragua.  However, the next one on our trip had already exploded 23,000 years ago, creating the Laguna de Apoyo, a crater lake with a diameter of more than 6 kilometers and a […]

Telica & Masaya – Active Volcanoes Up Close

Nicaragua Telica & Masaya – Active Volcanoes Up Close Telica & Masaya – Active Volcanoes Up Close May 2023 Our next destination was the Telica volcano in the north-east of Leon, which we wanted to climb. In the small village of Cristo Rey, we found a pitch in a large meadow with palapas. The owner […]