5th till 11th of August 2018. Lazy Sunday Afternoon. In the beautiful UNESCO town of Mompox, located at the Magdalena riverside, we enjoy a lazy Sunday with a real cappuccino and steak with fries. Colombia has great meat and meat culture; amazing fruits but still needs to discover vegetables. We further discover the city, get…Read more Week 61. Mompox to Bucaramanga. Biking in Colombia.
29th of July till 4th of August 2018. Cartagena. After 5 days on the boat discovering the San Blas Islands, our first offshore impression of Cartagena with high rise buildings is not very promising. Is Cartagena the same as Panama city? Are the many of the buildings built for drugs money laundering and standing empty…Read more Week 60. Cartagena to Mompox. Biking in Colombia.
22nd till 28th of July 2018. Goodbye Panama. Final days in Panama feel like closing a second chapter. Waiting for our boat to Colombia to sail gives us 3 nights at the same spot with limited activity possibilities besides listing to your mind and body. This steers quite some emotions with me while Frank remains…Read more Week 59. Portobelo to Cartagena. Sailing in Panama and Colombia.
15th July till 21st July 2018.Panama. Panama is the last Central American Country before crossing to South America spinning south. There is a significant difference between all Central American Countries and the closer we get to Panama City the more obvious investments in infrastructure, houses and shopping malls becomes. Is it Panamanian money or multi-national?…Read more Week 58. Choletta to Porto Bello. Biking in Panama.
1st of July till 14th of July 2018. Borders. One more. Crossing a border makes you wonder why it was created at this spot, why it is there and in the case of Central America, if the boundaries could disappear as in Europe. Fun part of the crossing in Paso Canoas is that the road…Read more Week 56 & 57. Paso Canoas via Penonomé to La Chorrera. Biking in Panama.
24th of June till 30th of June 2018.The benefit of camping is being closer to nature and it is better for the environment and the budget. Saturday nights thunderstorm and downpour cured us of the temptation of being that close. Terrestrial rain. Terrestrial rain and proximity of lightning resulting in a power cut when we were…Read more Week 55. Matapalo to Paso Canoas. Biking in Costa Rica.
17th till 23rd of June 2018. The advantage of biking in the rain season is that the sky is clouded much of the time, reducing the scalding sun beating down on you. So much water you see the evergreen forest turning even greener. You almost see leaves/grass/flowers grow where you stand. We won’t talk too…Read more Week 54. Orotina to Matapalo. Biking in Costa Rica.