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chronicles of a modern bohemian with itchy feet

¡Hasta la Victoria. Juntos!

We danced by water ‘neath the Cuban sky. Drank some great mojito’s by a string of blue lights…. He was with me… I would definitely not label Cuba as being poor. It’s rather a decaying country, faded glory, “a prince in a poor man’s coat” as Lonely Planet writer Brendan Sainsbury perfectly described it. Between the moulder…

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¡Hasta la Victoria. Siempre!

La Habana – Las Terrazas – Viñales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Cayo Coco & Playa Pilar – Santa Clara

Get up, Stand up & Surf Nicaragua

I was already wearing the surf girl T-shirts and I did receive the surf-Nicaragua-cap, so it seemed only fair to finally give the whole surfing-thing a try. My only regret is that I didn’t try it any sooner. Wow, is this addictive. They first give you a big board, more like a boat almost. I…

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The Monkey Hut

Take a 200m deep crater lake surrounded by a lush forest, add some howling monkeys, a dock, some more floating docks (aka “wooden islands”), toys (kayaks, tubes, hammocks,..) – not to forget the amazing sunrise – and you’ll get the most relaxed version of… well, me! Even though meeting great people is one of my…

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I know your type

That’s what he said, while showing us to our room. Funny how four little words can swipe a girl off her feet like that. The next words that did the trick were “you look beautiful in the morning”, baring in mind that my right eye was swollen big time thanks to 3 mosquito’s who bit my tiny…

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Flying like Superman & Swinging like Tarzan

Our main (& only) drive to visit Monteverde was doing the canopy tour. So many operators will offer you an exciting experience, I’m sure. But when we do it, we do it right. So we decided to go for 100% Aventura, the one with the longest zipline in Latin America. Flying above the rain forest, 1590…

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Pura Vida! Central America

San Jose / Alajuela – Sarapiqui – La Fortuna (Arenal) – Monteverde – Liberia – Tamarindo – Manuel Antonio – Dominical – Bocas del Toro – Puerto Viejo – San Jose – Granada – Laguna de Apoyo – Leon – San Juan del Sur

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