Spirit airlines are not kosher

I should have know when I read the spirit airline slogo - Less money. More go, that is was an unreliable, unorganised and unprofessional company. While backpacking fellow travelers recommended the airline as a budget, money saving option. What they failed to mention was that while I would save a few dollars I would also... Continue Reading →

Taxi drivers in San Jose

After a long bus ride from Cauita to San Jose I was feeling somewhat like a zombie. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind these bus journeys. They are a great time to write a new blog, have a little nap or simply sit, watch the world go by and contemplate my journey thus far.... Continue Reading →

Bikes, beads and beaches

I was long overdue a biking adventure. Consequently, I woke up on the quest to find a bike to hire. This was an easy affair in the small town of Cahuita. What I did not plan for was the bike only having one hand break and no gears. Nonetheless I was determined to get my... Continue Reading →

No monkey business in the Caribbean

Striking palm trees, displaying an array of long, bright green leaves jutting out the top of their trunks, line the Carribean black sand beach. They are an important asset to the citizens in Tortegero - where I am currently laying comfortably in a blue hammock. The sturdy palm trees produce numerous coconuts which are sold... Continue Reading →

My name is Tarzan I swing from trees

Yesterday's adventure revolved around witnessing the incredible cloud forest in La Fortuna, Costa Rica from a totally new angle. Thus far, I have been totally amazed walking, hiking and running through various, different forests in central America. However, I have always been at the ground level. Yesterday I was lucky enough to zip line over... Continue Reading →

Someone stole my bikini

Hostel Choza provided us with a hearty scrambled egg breakfast which set us up perfectly for our day hike. We began by following the map to the lagoon national park entrance. As it was going to be a 5.5km trek just to the start of our hike, we decided after a couple of kilometres to... Continue Reading →

Monteverte – Just like home

As the bus climbed up steep, dirt roads into the mountains the rainy drizzle began. Monteverte is a small, cute, quiet town in the cloud forest mountains. Consequently, it hosts rainy, windy and somewhat chilly conditions. On arrival I felt very cold all of a sudden so got my hoody, rain jacket and thermals out.... Continue Reading →

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