We spent the first half of April volunteering as equestrian interns in the middle of nowhere in Costa Rica. We loved the blissfully quiet location and got to enjoy the country’s gorgeous countryside as well as learning lots about riding and horse care.
It was an exhausting experience though so unfortunately we had to move on to get some work done. We shouldn’t have left as we were robbed on the bus, and then spent 10 dull days working in Alajuela, the town nearest to the airport. Sometimes we have to put work above travel. Things were made a little better though by the friendly staff at Hotel Pacande and becoming regulars at the Mexican restaurant Jalapeños Central.
After nearly 14 months in Latin America we flew to Florida where we found a great value motel very close to Disney. The last week has been spent having a surprisingly amazing time at Disney’s theme parks. It was a stress-free experience of pure fun immersing ourself in the magical world and rediscovering a childhood love for roller coasters. My concerns about huge crowds, screaming kids and long queues were unfounded and we actually never queued for more than 15 minutes.
We have just moved to Jacksonville where we’ll be house sitting for the next month. Life in the suburbs is going to be very different from what we are used to but we are ready for a change and excited (and overwhelmed) about American supermarkets and being able to flush paper down the toilet!
Never Ending Voyage Around the Web
A big thanks to all the sites that featured us this month.
We shared our tips on Ryan Goes Abroad’s comprehensive post 50 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Travelling.
Traveling Greener chose us as one of 10 Digital Nomad Blogs You’ll Love.
Jack and Jill were inspired by our visits to Colombia’s pueblos and have included them on their South America Itinerary.
Phil in the Blank linked to Simon’s Bolivian bus hell post in his funny and helpful article on How to Enjoy Possibly Unreasonable Trips on Public Transport.
Digital Nomad Update
Before taking a break for Disney Simon was working hard designing a new travel website. He loves illustration (and of course travel) so this was the perfect opportunity to go all out. He had great fun drawing a night time beachside scene of a digital nomad at work. Check it out at Have Feet Will Travel. Justin has just started his new nomadic life and we are looking forward to reading about his adventures.
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