Category Archives: Central America

Roaming in Colombia

Cartagena, Mompos, El Banco, Ocana, Pamplona, Colombia “Don’t worry Manfred will smooth things over”. The first time our group of motorcyclists met Manfred, we already got the impression that our German-Colombian customs helper had seen more energetic days. He sighed, huffed … Continue reading

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Continental crossing

David, Panama city, Kuna Yala, Panama Right in front of us we saw the silhouette of a large metalwork bridge: El puente de Americas. On the right side we could see massive freighters laying side by side, all waiting for … Continue reading

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Costa Rica in a dash

Penas Blancas, Panamerican near Miramar, San Jose, Cartago, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Our plan was to not spend too many days in Costa Rica. Our reason was utterly Dutch: Costa Rica is by far the most expensive country in Central … Continue reading

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Hanging out

Somote, Leon, Granada, Merida, Nicaragua Due to it’s geographical configuration, Nicaragua seems to be split up in two countries: The pacific side and the Caribbean side, separated by huge Lake Nicaragua and a vast stretch of jungle. The main cities … Continue reading

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Honduran holiday

Honduras, El Amatillo, Gausuale, El Espino. There we were, 22u in the evening, sitting on a bench in front of a Honduran Aduana building in the middle of nowhere. We were hungry, our clothes were soaked and we felt defeated … Continue reading

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Bright towns, dark past

Juayua, Suchitoto, Perquin, El Salvador “No, that’s where they dump the bodies!” Fernamdo replied when we pointed out our intended route around a small lake towards the El Salvadorian border. Needless to say we took his advice and opted for … Continue reading

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Donde estan los Banditos?

Santa cruz del quiche, San Marcos, Santa Cruz, Antigua, Guatamala When traveling in Central America it is a good habit to gather local intelligence on the state of your intended route. Our motorcycles can handle a fair share of bad … Continue reading

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First glimpse of Guatemala

San Ignacio Belize, Flores, Coban & Semuc Champey in Guatemala It starts to become a habit, arriving late at borders. This time it was not due to unnecessary quarreling, but it was related to a combination of stupidity, income inequality … Continue reading

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