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Coast of Colombia to Barichara

1st December    TAGANGA It‘s a long hot four and a half hour drive to Santa Marta in the very north of the country, our base for a visit to Tayrona National Park, on good fast roads.  Driving past vast shanty…

Arriving in Caribbean Colombia

27th November   CARTAGENA We are in beautiful Colombia, our 6th continent, country number 46 and the start of our South American adventure!! The ferry conveniently drops us off in the picture perfect Caribbean city of Cartagena and we leave the…

A brief stop in Panama

13th November Panama is country number 45 for us and our last in Central America. After crossing the border (we have written a separate border post Costa Rica to Panama – Border Cossing – Paso Canoas Quebrada Grande if you…

Corcovado & Piedras Blancas National Park

9th November The drive to one of the most remote national parks in Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park and the Osa peninsula takes us along the coast from Uvita and via a narrow gravel 4×4 track climbing up steep hills,…

Manuel Antonio National Park

8th November    MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK Having read online about problems with people parking their cars at the national park and safety issues, we weren‘t too sure what the situation would be and if we would be able to visit…

Tree of Life Rescue Centre

5th November       TREE OF LIFE RESCUE CENTRE We explore further down the coast, driving to the small village of Manzanillo hoping to go snorkelling. When we get there, we find the waters are really choppy and the beach is deserted…

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Honduras to Nicaragua – Guasaule / Somotillo Border Crossing

We found the Honduras to Nicaragua border crossing quite relaxed, exiting Honduras was a breeze and entering Nicaragua was not difficult at all. The local kids gave us a chance to practice our Spanish and kept us entertained while the…

El Salvador to Honduras Border Crossing – El Amatillo

We woke early to cross the border from El Salvador to Honduras and then on to Nicaragua, 2 border crossings in one day! We had read that these borders were a bit of nightmare, with lots of photocopying needed, possible…

Belize to Guatemala Border Crossing

We were expecting the Melchor de Mencos border crossing from Belize to Guatemala to be trouble free. Exiting Belize was easy; we paid the exit fee, had the passports stamped, cancelled the Temporary Import permit and we were off. The…

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Overlanders that have inspired us or we have met along the way

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The first overlanding blog we came across that inspired the global adventure

No Job Will Travel

Charlie & Nina drive to Asia and back from the UK, they helped us a lot with the logistics of getting around Iran

London to Perth

Overland trip from London in the United Kingdom, through 16 countries and finally back to Perth in Australia.

Motoventurers

James and Emily, just married and embarked on a monster of a honeymoon around the world!!!

Big O Adventures

Jon drove a loop from the UK to Asia and back

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Neil & Julie drive from the UK to the tip of Africa and drive the entire length of the Americas

Flightless Kiwis

Emma & Ben set off to travel the length of the Americas.

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