Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans

28 juin 2010

First experiences in Honduras

Yesterday we arrived in Honduras. It was a loooong day. A total of 17 hours travelling.The roads are dangerous, as everywhere, and yesterday we got a taste of it... Our bus hit a motocycle. The guy on the motocycle was lucky, his helmet went flying off but he didn't hit his head. However, he lay on the ground for a while holding his side, like he had hurt his ribs, and he couldn't move his fingers anymore. Experiencing an accident like that is already pretty shocking but what shocked us most was the reaction of the people around.... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2010

Last days in Nicaragua

So we spent the past week in Granada, Leon and Esteli. Mainly suffering from the heat, watching football, drinking beer, napping and hiding from the pouring rain!Granada is a pretty little colonial town:Leon has its charms also but is more busy than Granada. Esteli is just plain ugly!
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20 juin 2010

Isla de Ometepe

Change of country! We are now in Nicaragua since Thursday afternoon. After a day full of buses and one boat, we arrived on the Island of Ometepe. The island is in fact 2 volcanoes in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, that are now linked together, by the lava flow of past eruptions, to form one single island.We are staying in a quiet little hotel. We took a dip in the lake and rented a motocycle to do a tour of the island. Thomas drove and I sat on the back... killing my lower backside :p  The road was mainly rocks and mud... in fact... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2010

Food

For those who know me well,you know the importance of food in my life... So I've created a photo album dedicated to the food I've eaten or come across during the trip... Enjoy :p
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16 juin 2010

Nosara

Yesterday we left Monteverde and made our way to Nosara. We had been told that we would have to take 4 different buses to get to our destination, so we were ready for a long, tiring day. However, after taking the first bus and getting off on the Panamerican highway, we met a guy who was going to Nicoya (the town just before Nosara) and who told us that a direct bus would pass within the next half hour. And sure enough, ten minutes later we were getting on a direct bus to Nosara. It pays off to speak the language! :D This piece of... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2010

Canopy in Monteverde

So today's big activity of the day was Canopy. We don't usually do these gringo style activities during the trip, but this time we thought "what the heck, this looks quite fun". We were booked to go on the canopy tour at 10:30 am and at 9 o'clock it was pouring rain... so we were a little worried that the activity would be cancelled (ok I admit, I wanted to cancel cos I was scared we'd catch a cold and just plained scared of the activity...) but by 10:30 it had almost stopped raining, so we went off.We were equipped with... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2010

Santa Elena cloud forest reserve

We finally made an outing today! Our first real activity since we arrived in Costa Rica... it was about time! We had to get up early to catch the bus, alarm set at 7:30. Unfortunately our darling american neighbor woke us up a good 45 minutes before that... she had an urge to call her boyfriend and her mom to give them an account of how she had taken a laxative last night and was now going to the toilet every half hour, and how much her boyfriend completed her. Not the best of wake up calls for me. Anyways, after a short bus ride we... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2010

Face-lift for the blog

As you can see, being ill yesterday I had a lot of time on my hands... to watch the world cup and then to finally take care of my poor blog's ugly looks. I hope you all like it's face-lift! i am going to be working on it some more, on past posts, to include some photos and make it a little more joyful ;)
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12 juin 2010

In Monteverde

Ha! I know it looked like it, but this blog isn't dead! (yet!)So, since I last wrote... I took 2 flights to get to San Jose in Costa Rica, where I expected to spend 1 or 2 days alone before my boyfriend arrived from Panama. But there he was at the airport, waiting for me when I arrived! that was a very nice suprise. Let's be honest, we didn't do anything in San Jose. My boyfriend was a bit ill and I wasn't very motivated by the big city of San Jose. So we spent two days lazing about in our hostel. And to be fair, it was pouring... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2010

Recap of the USA

I've been quiet for a very long time!! i have a great excuse though! If you don't have a computer here, it's really hard to have access to the internet. There are a million free wifi zones, but it's byoc (bring your own computer). So anyways, now I have a netbook (yay) and pretty much access to the internet in any hotel or cafe.Here's a quick recap of my trip in the USA with my sis:- 3 days in LA- 2 days in Las Vegas- flight over the grand canyon- 4 days of road trip up the coast to San Francisco- 6 days in San Francisco- 1 day of... [Lire la suite]
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