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Tenth Country in Ten Months

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Today we are going to cross the border into Panama, which is our tenth country in ten months. As usual we stay near the border, get a good sleep, eat a good breakfast, take snacks, and plan a destination not too far from the border.… Read the rest

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San Jose and BMW Motocicletas

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Leaving Arenal the sky was dark and like most of the week it was raining and we are thankful for our over suits even if we look like two pylons. We are headed to San Jose for service at BMW motocicletas.… Read the rest

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Nuevo Arenal

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After 9 months on the road together we actually were going separate ways for a week. Dan was headed back to kite surf up north at Playa Copal and I was headed to Nuevo Arenal on the lake for some relaxation and a cooler climate after 2 weeks of oppressive heat at the beach.… Read the rest

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Samara Costa Rica

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Leaving the dust and heat of Nosara we retreated to the beach at Samara. This was a 28 km ride down a VERY dusty dirt road.

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Dan is on the up hill and looking back at me down hill. I’m trying to stay back out of Dan’e dust cloud.… Read the rest

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Nosara, Costa Rica

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Now that Dan is “a kite surfer dude” we are going to head south to meet his sister and her family in Nosara.

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The drive south was initially on the gravel road back to la Cruz and then for a few hours on the pavement.… Read the rest

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Playa Copal Costa Rica

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Heading south from the border, we made for the Playa Copal and to the Kite House. The road is gravel from La Cruz and that is also where the nearest grocery store is.

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The view from our room overlooks the Bahia Salinas.… Read the rest

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Granada and San Juan del Sur Nicaragua

 

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We had a very short ride past Volcano Masaya and on to Granada. We went up the volcano last time we were in Nicaragua and it is really worth it. I love the sign in the parking lot beside the active crater that says “ park facing out…just in case”.… Read the rest

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Matagalpa to Managua Nicaragua

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Leaving Matagalpa we opted for the long way round.

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There is a few km of dirt on the way to San Ramon. This is also a great ride! There is a fairly sketchy 20 km just past Muy Muy, but the rest of the road is good.… Read the rest

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Estali to Matagalpa Nicaragua

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Thanks to some local advice from Salvador who lives in Managua, but is currently riding from Cape Town to Egypt we headed off on the back roads thru the mountains to San Rafael del Norte, Jinotega, and to Matagalpa.

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This is a not to be missed ride.… Read the rest

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Leon & Estali Nicaragua

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Leon Nicaragua is just a short drive away for us since we needed to stop short last night with the dark and poor road conditions.

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We spent a few days there so we checked into a hostel and had a Tona to beat the heat.… Read the rest

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