What a Way to See the Rainforest! A Boat Trip on the Tortuguero Canals

What a Way to See the Rainforest! A Boat Trip on the Tortuguero Canals

Costa Rica is one of those brilliant countries which places huge importance on its flora and fauna. In this day and age, with other parts of the world burning to smithereens to make way for crops and livestock, kudos surely has to go to the government of this Central American paradise, for attempting to do [...]

Wonders of the World: How to Visit the Panama Canal

Wonders of the World: How to Visit the Panama Canal

What actually is The Panama Canal, anyway? Might seem like a dumb question- soz about that- but I myself was genuinely not exactly sure, until I took a trip to the Panama Canal from the port of Colón. My ship never sailed fully through the canal, but when we were given the opportunity to visit [...]

Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most incredible countries that I have ever visited, and the number one factor in what makes it so incredible is its biodiversity. Ecotourism is a BIG DEAL around these parts; when it became clear that Costa Rica was suffering so greatly from the effects of deforestation in order to [...]

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Panama's capital city, the imaginatively named Panama City, is located on the country's Pacific coast, right at the entrance to the glorious feat of engineering: The Panama Canal. (More on that badboy another time, pals) Although we docked in Colón, on the Caribbean side of the country, the distance overland between the two coastlines is [...]

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]

Rainforests of Costa Rica (via the humble transport method of: zip line)

Rainforests of Costa Rica (via the humble transport method of: zip line)

Guys. My left shoulder is in serious pain- I can barely lift my arm above a 30 degree angle to my body- and this is mainly due to the fact that I just got back from zip-lining through the treetops of the Costa Rican rainforest, during which I clung on so tight for dear life [...]