Posts by Mike Archive

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    10 Days of Two Foot Wandering: Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit

      If you do an internet search on the Cordillera Huayhuash trekking circuit in central Peru you are bound to be inundated by tour companies offering their guiding services on one of the “best alpine treks in the world”.   There are a few different […]

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    The whirlwind of Panama

      We didn’t leave ourselves much time for Panama trying to max out our time in Costa Rica and then make our flight home for Christmas. Needless to say we were a bit rushed. We crossed into Panama on the main InterAmericana Highway December 2 […]

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    Reflections of our experience with the Bartola Base Camp

    We really wanted to spend some time on the Río San Juan, which is known as a biological hotspot that runs from Lago Nicaragua and drains into the Caribbean and was once proposed to be the original location of the TransOcean (or ‘Panama’) canal. Having […]

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  • Isla de Ometepe


    Like many Central American countries Nicaragua has an unsettling history of war, corruption and foreign intervention/exploitation from both government and corporations. The return of Daniel Ortega and his far left political tendencies appeared to be benefitting the country in many ways from what we observed. […]

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  • At the Top of Cerro Chirrípo

    Costa Rica, beauty at a cost.

    What could Costa Rica hold for us after having such an amazing experience in Nicaragua?   We had mixed feelings on crossing to Costa Rica; on one hand we were very excited by stories of abundant wildlife, biodiversity and relative safety of travel; on the […]

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    Is Honduras as Scary as it Sounds?

    Honduras, what does that name bring to mind for you?   Violence, crime, beaches, or paradise? Maybe none of these. Maybe you have only heard the name and know roughly that it is in central America.   That was me I had heard of it but […]

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    Without Turkey Dinner but with Friends

    It’s hard to believe we haven’t really updated since San Francisco, where to begin??? Let me start by giving major kudos to the city of San Francisco and surrounding area for being so bike friendly. Numbered bike routes criss-cross the city and signs at major […]

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