Category: Central America

  • ALERT ALERT: CAN OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THAT SLOTHS ARE MASTER CLIMBERS

    ALERT ALERT: CAN OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THAT SLOTHS ARE MASTER CLIMBERS

    Sloths. Perezosos. Lazy One. Sloths get kind of a bad rep about being slow. But, I know one member of the Ramrod Team that emulates sloths in her climbing technique. It is true that climbing slowly is harder than climbing quickly, but (depending on the climbing circles of which you are a part) climbing quickly […]

  • Secret Beaches and Accidental Trespassing: A Manuel Antonio Adventure

    Secret Beaches and Accidental Trespassing: A Manuel Antonio Adventure

    Please pardon my missing a post last week, I had just returned from Central America to the United States and there were many transitions to be made all at once. Firstly, I spent the night in the Mexico City airport, decidedly NOT sleeping, so I was tired. Secondly, I had not the use of a […]

  • I Went to the Jungle and Life Afterwards Was Different

    I Went to the Jungle and Life Afterwards Was Different

    Sometimes a place really welcomes you. You can feel the resonance, and even if things go wrong or you make mistakes, overall things will go well and you´ll enjoy yourself. Other times you meet a place and it just does not want you there. Or rather, your personalities just do not mix well. This is […]

  • Ometepe Island: a Meeting of Edges

    Ometepe Island: a Meeting of Edges

    I left Granada on the 10th of February, a Sunday, hoping to make it to the next point of my travels in just one day. My destination was a little town on the very south side of the southern island, far away from pretty much anything except what it is already there. Ometepe Island is […]

  • You Probably Don’t Need to Take a Tour Part 2: Laguna Apoyo

    You Probably Don’t Need to Take a Tour Part 2: Laguna Apoyo

    After a day of work, I needed to get out of the house. I’m staying with El Arca de Noé (which translates to Noah’s Ark) in Granada, helping build the website for the small hotel. After a day inside this beautiful house, I was ready to get out again, and once again, I did not […]

  • You Probably Don’t Need a Tour Part 1: Mombacho

    You Probably Don’t Need a Tour Part 1: Mombacho

    It’s my third day in Granada and I need to get out. It’s been really nice to have a place to stay, relax, not have to go out and get at it and…..I’m already a bit bored. Something might be wrong with me, or I just really like to exercise, and I can’t stop myself […]

  • Chicken Buses: A Story

    Chicken Buses: A Story

    We needed to travel from San Juan del Sur up to coast to another beach/town called Popoyo. It’s a long drive even in a car: There’s just no direct way to get there. This is really rural Nicaragua we’re talking. And yet, you can still get there via public bus. All we had to do […]

  • Spanish Struggles, Urchin Roe

    Spanish Struggles, Urchin Roe

    I had my first exposure to language submersion on my second day in San Juan del Sur. My two Spanish speaking friends and I decided to take a walk up the hill to where Jesus stood looking out over the small city. The night before we had befriended a couple from Argentina, Chaly and Nati. […]

  • Adios Tamarindo, Hola Nicaragua

    Adios Tamarindo, Hola Nicaragua

    I left Playa Tamarindo on the Northwest coast of Costa Rica (and Dreamsea) on January 30th, 2018. I was traveling with one Spaniard and two Catalans (who speak Spanish, obviously) and we hitched a ride at 5:00 in the morning in order to catch the 6:00 am bus to Liberia. Of course, the bus came […]

  • What to Do When Your Phone is Stolen in a Foreign Country

    What to Do When Your Phone is Stolen in a Foreign Country

    Don’t Panic- Take a note from Douglas Adams, and absolutely remain calm. You will do yourself no favors if you start freaking out in the middle of a crowded street- especially if you visually stick out the way I do in Costa Rica. My blondness does nothing to help me blend into the tan, dark haired […]

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