Central America, Costa Rica, Travel

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

Central America, Panama, Travel

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… Continue reading Wonders of the World: How to Visit the Panama Canal

Central America, Costa Rica, Travel

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… Continue reading Wildlife Galore at Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

Central America, Panama, Travel

Visiting an Emberá Village in Panama

Centuries and centuries ago, way before Panama was an actual country, and way way before the Europeans arrived in South and Central America, the rainforests of what is now Colombia and Panama were home to a whole load of different tribes of people. One of these indigenous tribes were known as the Emberá, and in… Continue reading Visiting an Emberá Village in Panama

Central America, Costa Rica, Travel

The Best Way to see Sloths in Costa Rica

For about five years, it had been my dream to go to Costa Rica, for several reasons. Firstly, because to me it seemed like the happiest country on the planet, with no army since it was abolished in 1949- instead diverting all the funds to healthcare and education, secondly because it seemed like such a… Continue reading The Best Way to see Sloths in Costa Rica

Central America, Panama, Travel

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… Continue reading Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Central America, Costa Rica, Travel

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… Continue reading The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Central America, Costa Rica, Travel

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