Summarizing 6 countries in one blogpost will be hard, so I’ll keep it straightforward. I spent almost 4 months in those countries which together represent less kilometers than in Mexico. My days were slower, I stopped more often, amongst other things to do some volunteering and visit friends and family on vacation there. Some mechanical problems slowed me down, as well as those wonderful encounters building up my trip. Actually, this is not slowing down : it’s discovering, learning, living.
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It’s not always funny, but in the end, you get over it. Volunteering in Nicaragua on Ometepe island, Costa Rica, Panama, Costa Rica (yeah…), Panama (gotta go back!) and direction to Columbia!
I just did 700 kilometers in Nicaragua but I stayed there five weeks. I took vacation, if we can say it like that, I did some more volunteering and I fooled around instead of taking the straight line to Costa Rica.
Let’s first remember that I entered Nicaragua with this freewheel problem, which was stuck on the hub. The mountain road through Estelí was way fresher than the lowland road through León, but the downhills were tiring, having to follow the pedals’ rhythm that couldn’t stop.
Change in the look of the people, change in the attitude, change in the accent. Four times on my first day I’ve been asked: “You just arrived from Honduras? Nobody robbed you? Nobody attacked you?” Seems like a lot of horror stories about the neighbor is going around. I say Continue reading
Referring to the tourist visa giving right to travel for 90 days in the zone gathering Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. I spent 75 days there and here are 91 pictures of it.
From entering Guatemala to Nicaragua, volunteering stops and mechanical problems dot the bicycle progression. It’s halfway through the journey in Nicaragua!