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Trekking Cerro Negro & Sandboarding

Trekking Cerro Negro & Sandboarding

This is going back a few years but Ian over at eager existence wrote a post about having a birthday aboard. I thought I would share my own experience of having my 28th birthday while in Nicaragua. It was Sunday morning and I didn’t feel any older. I had no plans for the day but […]

Rancho Los Toros

Rancho Los Toros

Located in San Carlos, about an hour and a half bus ride ($3) south west from Panama City (from the Albook Bus Terminal). This little town is a resting point for visits to El Palmar beach. El Palmar is the first beach where I’ve seen a mix of light brown sand and black volcanic sand. […]

Learning to Surf in El Palmar

Learning to Surf in El Palmar

  I decided to try surfing at El Palmar beach, near San Carlos, Panama. It was fairly close to Panama City (about an hour and a half drive) and had the exact name I was googling: Panama Surf School.   Panama Surf School is owned by Flor. A life long surfer who’s son is an […]

Nitro City Panama

Nitro City Panama

Unknown to me when I got to Panama is a action sports playground for the avid, enthused or curious extreme sports fan. Welcome to NitroCity action sports resort Panama. Home to motocross, wake skating, kite surfing, and an assortment of other fun activities that can fulfil your X-Game dreams.   If you’ve ever watched MTV […]

How I un-prepared for Panama

How I un-prepared for Panama

  Maybe I had too much good luck winging it in Greece. I thought I could do the same for Panama. After all, early December is the end of their rainy season. It shouldn’t have too many people seeking a warmer climate yet, right? Wrong. I did try to reserve a hostel ahead of time […]

Caucasian in Nicaragua. The Access & The Tax

Caucasian in Nicaragua. The Access & The Tax

While in Nicaragua the general attitude towards Caucasian people is you must be rich or what else are you doing here? I expect this in most developing nations but when it comes to day-to-day interactions I noticed both pros and cons. Now, I need to write a disclaimer. Nicaraguans in general are very friendly and […]

Arriving for the first time outside North America

Arriving for the first time outside North America

Growing up I thought I had done a fair bit of travelling. Been to Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa (major cities near me) and with family, I travelled to eastern Canada. In the United States I had been to Florida, California, NYC and a few other major east coast cities. I flew solo for the first […]

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