This week we go deeper into the Panama jungle in search of our own untouched beach. We also see the biggest tree’s outside of Sequoia National Park that we’ve ever seen.
As the great philosopher Diamond Dave said “PANAMAHA zipityabababitidobop ity bop.”
Who says you can’t find remote beaches in Costa Rica. This week we keep going deeper looking for our own spots.
This week we enter Costa Rica and head out a disused track to the beach. We end up spending a few hours trying to winch a stubborn tree out of the track, but in the end it was well worth it.
This week we find him and then head for the Caldera of a volcano to Kayak and relax for a couple days.
We tour our friends cigar factory and visit the first coffee plantation in the area that was settle by some crazy Germans who decided to stay instead of continue on their way to the California gold rush!
I’ve been posting the last few videos from my phone since we’ve been out camping for the last few weeks. Now, I’m lounging in a nice lady named “CC’s” house (AirBnB).
This week we enjoy the last bit of El Salvador, do two long border crossings to get through Honduras and end up offroading late into the night in Nicaragua to reach our friends house.
Some nights I don’t sleep because of a hill we go down looking for a secret little spot to camp. I keep thinking about rainfall and mud and having to winch our way out or worse...
We hated to leave Guatemala. I’ve never entered a country not knowing a soul and left with several close friends. Still, we needed to get a move on and head for El Salvador. We’d heard the most bad news about El Sal and Honduras so this could be interesting.
This week I get to drive our new buddy’s Porsche 911 around Guatemala City and head to a car show in Antigua before flying back to work Overland Expo East for a few weeks!
This week we make some repairs in Antigua, do a training session for some new Guatemalan friends and then we head back home for Overland Expo East.
This week we head to Antigua and Lake Atitlan to explore and relax. I love that we were visiting a lake that my mom used to waterski when she was a flight attendant for Panam during stopovers. What a trip, to picture her out there carving turns long ago!
Our longest day of the trip so far driving, winching mostly, up Sierra Las Minas.
So, here we are in Cartagena. Something about that name. Carta-Hain-ya! It conjures images of exotic travel, historic architecture and maybe, if you’re an 80's kid like me, images of Michael Douglas or Danny DeVito driving through the jungle seeking adventure and riches. Somehow, that silly movie (I meant great movie…
This week we head deeper into the Peten looking for more remote ruins, which you aren’t normally able to access in the rainy season, without a boat.
We start enjoying the bluest water we’ve ever seen. From Cenotes to lakes it all seems like disneyland colored water.
Well, here we are looking for a safe spot to camp for free the night before our inspection. Tomorrow morning we were headed to where another Overlander watched a guy get shot and killed directly in front of him, for a mandatory police inspection of our truck. To say we were a bit nervous was an understatement.
Time to enjoy one last bit of Mexico and head to Guatemala!