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Boquete Panama

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We had a short ride down the Pan Americana to David (Daveed) and then up the under construction new 4 lane highway to Boquete. We drove thru town and asked where a good hotel was and were directed just up the road to the Casa de Abuela.… Read the rest

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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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South to Golfito


We are now all serviced up….the next one is in Uruguay. Heading south we opted for a cooler route thru the mountains on the way to Golfito on the coast. The road curved up to 10,000 feet and the temperature dropped to 11 degrees.… 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


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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1 Border 4 Hours Now for Costa Rica


One thing I hate to drive in is wind and that means a wind farm is never a good sign.

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Gusting to 35mph. I guess it could be a lot worse it could be dark and raining. I really used to dread the border-crossing day, but as Guaterider says expect the worst, but hope for the best.… Read the rest

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Granada and San Juan del Sur Nicaragua



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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