We celebrated our one year travel anniversary at the beginning of the month on a new continent and began our travels around Panama. We galloped horses on the beach near Santa Catalina, relaxed in the mountain town of Boquete and met up with travel bloggers Globetrotter Girls and Breakaway Backpacker during Carnival in Bocas del Toro. Here we snorkelled in the Caribbean, lazed on beaches and attempted to get some work done.
We crossed a rickety wooden bridge on foot and made it across the border to Costa Rica. We had planned on rushing through the country to get to cheaper, less touristy Nicaragua but the Globetrotter Girls convinced us that the beach town of Puerto Viejo was worth a stop. We are glad we did as we enjoyed the green, jungly landscape, chilled vibes, cycling to beaches and eating delicious gringo food. It is expensive but not much worse than Panama. We ended up staying 12 days as we are trying to go slow at the moment to keep up our energy levels and allow time for work.
On Monday we did a fantastic white water rafting trip on the Rio Pacuare – a great mix of fun, rainforest scenery and slightly scary class 4 rapids. For the last few days we’ve been in the capital San Jose and will soon be moving on to a riding stables to become equestrian interns. We are excited about the opportunity to learn more about horse care and do lots of riding.
We’ve just been offered a house sit in Jacksonville, Florida for May, so will be leaving Central America a month earlier than planned. It has a pool and waterfront view, and we are looking forward to the major change of scenery, having a comfortable home to live in and saving some money. We’ll also be visiting Disney – Simon is very excited! Then it’s on to Seattle and Vancouver for the TBEX travel bloggers conference in early June.
Never Ending Voyage Around the Web
We were interviewed a couple more times this month. Simon discusses Flaming Hot Monster Munch and how we manage to survive 24/7 together on Lash World Tour and I share our favourite experiences and food on Escape Normal.
Nora the Professional Hobo featured a week in our life during our Colombia travels. Have a read to find out the ups and downs of our life on the road.
Simon has recently transfered the Nomad Courier site to WordPress which will make it much easier to upload the photo postcards sent in by a group of world travellers (Simon is one of them). Check it out for great photography and postcard length travel tales.
Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas? See our guide to the 50 Best Gifts for Travelers. They are ideal for travel lovers who want to pack light and include something for every budget.