Panama

The journey from Monteverde to Panama City involved a 3 hour taxi ride and a 46 minute flight. All pretty straight forward for this part of the world really! We landed in Panama City just as the sun was setting so the drive from Tocumen airport through the city to our hotel was stunning. Panama City is a great...

Away from the beach

So the flight from Quepos to La Fortuna was interesting. The plane was bigger than our first internal flight but we were told the day before we flew that La Fortuna was closed from 2005-2009 because two planes crashed- the pilots flew too close to the volcano. Great. Still, it's safer after a crash right? Isn't that what people...

The next installment

When I decided to write a blog whilst we travelled around Costa Rica and Panama I had grand ideas of updating you all a lot more often, but here we are on day 12 and this is only my second entry... Where did I leave you? Ah yes... Santa Teresa...ahhhh This is the first place where we actually felt a bit...

Sunbathing in Santa Teresa

Well hello. It's taken a while yo get this first post up as the Internet connection in Tamarindo was dire. I'm also typing on the iPhone so please excuse all typos! I blame the auto-correct. So, long haul with Iberia was interesting. It was an older plane do more leg room than the Virgin flight to the States, but no...

Planning and Shopping

The planning and shopping for Costa Rica has begun....beach, rainforest, volcano... which first? How many pairs of shoes can I take? I'll keep you up to date as often as I can with the sole aim of making you all as jealous as possible. Much love :-)

Summer has arrived!

It is really really hot today, about 34 degrees, and about time! My tan was starting to fade! Not much has been happening really, ive just been working and saving the pennies. Im off to Melbourne on 3rd March with Victoria (she is flying back from New Zealand) and we are hoping to drive Melbourne to Adelaide including the Great...

Things I’ve learnt about Australia

Here are some things i have learnt about Australia: 1) It rains. A lot. "...where the sun always shines!' as the advert goes. They lie. 2) Their spiders are HUGE. 3) And Australians are scared of their own spiders. ( I recall a spider incident just last week. It was huge. Three boys- all squealing. Enough said). 4) At the train station you...

Back in Sydney

Hola. Ive been a bit slack in updating you all with the road trip so i thought id jump in and bring you up to speed on whats going on now, then fill you in on the rest of the road trip when i can. I flew back to Sydeny from Cairns last Tuesday, 29th Jan and spent a night...

East Coast Road Trip Part 6 – Whisundays to Cairns

Ok, I last left you when we had finished our Whitsundays tour. Monday 21st Jan: The next we drove up to Townsville. ItsĀ a really really boring drive. When you get this far north the area is much more sparcely populated so you can drive for hours with just road ahead of you. Still, it was too far and we got...

East Coast Road Trip Part 5 – Whitsundays

Friday 18th January: Today we were heading out on 3 day 2 night Whitsunday sailing cruise. Again we were up super early to get the boat, getting to the marina about 8.30am. Our boat was called the Apollo, it was a maxi sailing boat that had won the Sydney to Hobart race twice. There were 20 of us in...

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