Monserrate
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Thursday, 25th September We opted for eggs for breakfast this morning to use up the cheese and butter we had bought, and feeling like we could handle a egg breakfast after all the eggs we were subjected to in Costa Rica. After checking out of the hostel we caught a cab to the Northern Bus […]

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Cable Car
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Monday, 22nd September I woke up on the bus around 5am when it started go get light outside, but managed to slumber for another few hours finally waking properly for the final hour of the journey. We have travelled some distance south into Colombia (around 600km) and the countryside is much greener and lush here […]

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Torre de Reloj
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Friday, 19th September We caught a taxi to the Tocumen International Airport for our flight which would leave at the very precise hour of 11:21am from Panama City courtesy of Copa Airlines. Upon checking in, we were informed that we had to purchase either a return ticket or an onward ticket from Colombia otherwise they (Colombian […]

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Miraflores Lock
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Here are some videos of ships passing through the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific Ocean side of the Panama Canal. The scale of this project is astounding as is the relative speed with which they get a ship through the locks; it took around half an hour to get these ones through.       […]

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Casco Antiguo
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Tuesday, 16th September We enjoyed our hotel this morning and had a lazy start to the day. I got up for the free breakfast which was basically toast and cereals with tea and coffee but nice nonetheless. Then we enjoyed the hot showers. Cold showers have their place in the tropics but it is nice […]

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Boat
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Sunday, 14th September Today we had to leave our rainforest getaway as we would make our way to Panama City for a flight on the 19th September to Cartagena in Colombia. We have had a great time here and do hope do be be back someday. It seems as though we had a lucky run […]

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Hermit Crab
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Here are some videos of animal sightings in Cost Rica and a few of the journeys we made by bus and boat.   1. Coming across some spider monkeys feeding in the trees whilst walking on a trail around the back of the Finca Exotica hotel, Carate   2. These spider monkeys did not like me watching […]

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Squirrel Monkey
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Tuesday, 9th September Today we started our journey to Corcovado National Park, in the south west of Costa Rica, which meant an overnight stay in Puerto Jimenez on the way. Unless you want to pay US$80 for a cab ride over the last stretch of road the cheaper alternative is to take the US$10 collectivo […]

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Caiman
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Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 A frequent occurrence of this trip, especially in Costa Rica, are the early mornings and today was no exception as we caught a taxi to the ‘Gran Caribe’ bus terminal at 5:30am to give us enough time to get a ticket and sort ourselves out for the 6:30am bus to Cariari, […]

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Hostel Urbano
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Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 With the bus from Monteverde leaving at 6:30am we were up early and made the walk to the bus station which included a stupidly steep hill. This wash’ helped by the fact that I had developed a mild fever and had aches. Nothing serious, just awkward timing. Once aboard, the bus […]

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View from Hostel
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Saturday, 31st August 2014 We got up at 4:30am and after foregoing showering and wearing the same clothes as yesterday (couldn’t be bothered to take anything out of our packs), we walked the 10 minutes from our hostel to the Pulmitan bus station. We are good at getting places early and had about 40 minutes […]

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