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Photos: Central America 2015

GUATEMALA | Mon, 7 Sep 2015 | By timmylodhi | Photo Gallery

Photos from an inspiring trip with my sister over the summer of 2015
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Tags: backpacking, belize, central america, colombia, costa rica, guatemala, honduras, mexico, nicaragua, panama

The Road So Far

NICARAGUA | Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By meghzie | Views [172]

The Road So Far… Jan 18, 19, 20am   Left Louisville at about 6:20 and a mere twenty-nine hours later I am here in Nicaragua.  That is a journey of Louisville to Houston, Texas, a shuttle ride to a hotel, a shuttle ride back ... Read more >

Tags: airplane, central america, travel

A Note on Where I'm Going and Why

CANADA | Sat, 2 Aug 2014 | By megantbrown | Views [387] | Comments [1]

Forgive me my digression, but I feel that it's important to note that during my five years at university, it became increasingly evident to me that the capitalist model is unsustainable. Simply put, it doesn't make common sense that we can continue to ... Read more >

Tags: central america, growth, learning, letting go of things, spirituality, travel

Photos: El Salvador

EL SALVADOR | Wed, 16 Apr 2014 | By shortstuffsmith | Flickr Photo Gallery

Surf Camp, El Zonte
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Tags: central america, el salvador, pacific, surf camp

Before it Begins - Packing in a Cyclone of Thoughts

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 17 Mar 2013 | By jahne | Views [759]

I can't sleep. Not so odd for me, but for a change, tonight's insomnia has a genuine reason. Right now I only have two more nights in my comfy bed, in the flat I have lived in for over 4 years, before I run off overseas for a crazy adventure in many ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, central america, exciting, last minute, mexico, packing, solo travel

Avoiding Crime in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Thu, 29 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [851]

Mention Nicaragua and you may conjure images of violent coups, sneering guerillas, and cold-blooded drug henchmen. But did you know that it has less violent crime than its neighbours, and in fact, is considered one of the most peaceful countries in Latin ... Read more >

Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-crime, travel-safety

Panama's Diabolical Diablos

PANAMA | Sun, 4 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [597]

Diablos Rojos are the colourful former school buses that are seen everywhere in Panama, they are the principle form of local transport, costing a measly 25c for a one way fare. Travel on these local buses is not recommended because they do not follow ... Read more >

Tags: central america, panama, travel-transport

Costa Rica: Travel Immunizations

COSTA RICA | Fri, 4 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [5420] | Comments [1]

Costa Rica is a fabulous destination and any style of traveler will find something fun and exciting to do there.  The vast majority of travelers will have no health problems on their adventure.  However, travel to the tropics is different than travel ... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, immunisations, travel-health, travel-safety

Health & Hazards - Panama

PANAMA | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [414]

Many diseases including Dengue Fever, Leptospirosis, Brucelloosis and Chagas Disease are water borne, food borne or insect borne diseases which occur in Panama and cannot be vaccinated against. The best cure is prevention. Use insect repellent at ... Read more >

Tags: central america, panama, travel-health

Crime & Drugs - Panama

PANAMA | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [479] | Comments [1]

Panama will never make into the list for the world’s top 10 safe places to visit, not sure it would make the top 25. Crime levels are high and not petty theft - violent crime like armed robberies (which have been known to occur in restaurants!) shootings, ... Read more >

Tags: central america, panama, travel-crime

San Gerardo de Dota

COSTA RICA | Mon, 9 Apr 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Views [4131] | Video

After almost a month at the beach, I am in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota, in the south of Costa Rica, having sought refuge from the very busy Santa Semana (Easter week). San Gerardo de Dota is sometimes called “the Monteverde ... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, mountains, nature, quetzal, san gerardo de dota, travel

Nicaragua - Health & Hazards Tips

NICARAGUA | Fri, 30 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [600]

Nicaragua is a tropical country, so expect the usual culprits: Dengue Fever, Malaria outside the cities, and some risks of Hepatitis. Dengue is especially prevalent during the rainy season, when stagnant water accumulates. There’s no cure, ... Read more >

Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-health

Getting Around Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Thu, 29 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [427]

 The most authentic way to travel around Nicaragua (and most Central American countries, for that matter) are on the public people movers, nicknamed “chicken buses”. These old, decommissioned American school buses rattle and lurch like a dilapidated ... Read more >

Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-transport

Chicken Buses & Guatemala Transport

GUATEMALA | Thu, 22 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1461]

They're just so freaking colorful; how can you not want to take a ride on one of these old American school buses while backpacking around Guatemala, or any Central American country for that matter?  Being painted in a rainbow of ... Read more >

Tags: bus, central america, guatemala, travel-transport

The Cloud Forests of Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Tue, 6 Mar 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Views [2608] | Video

I have just come down from the clouds. Literally. I spent a week in the wonderful Cloud Forest area of Monteverde, in the north-west of Costa Rica. I have to admit I had never heard of Monteverde before I came to Costa Rica, and ... Read more >

Tags: central america, cloud forest, costa rica, monte verde, nature, santa elena, travel

Costa Rica, the Happiest Place in the World

COSTA RICA | Wed, 29 Feb 2012 | By sally-annephillips | Views [1310]

Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world. It says so on a big welcome sign at San Jos é’s Santa Maria International Airport, and they didn’t just invent that slogan, it is based on the results of an independent survey conducted ... Read more >

Tags: bad hotel, central america, costa rica, heredia, museum, san josé, travel

Mexico - Travel Alert

MEXICO | Fri, 10 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [5134]

The US State Department has re-issued its travel warning for Mexico and included a state-by-state break down of the most dangerous places, focusing on the popular tourist destinations and the routes to them. The warning notes that there has ... Read more >

Tags: central america, mexico, travel-alert, travel-crime

Puerto Rican Environment

PUERTO RICO | Fri, 10 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1450]

So you want to get outside and explore the environment of Puerto Rico. Excellent! There are many exciting adventures to have, and whether you're exploring Flamenco Beach, zip lining through forests, learning to surf, or climbing up to El Morro ... Read more >

Tags: central america, puerto rico, travel-health, travel-safety

Costa Rica Travel Health

COSTA RICA | Tue, 31 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1059]

Costa Rica has warm tropical beaches, exciting adventures, fascinating culture and the best that nature has to offer, perfect ingredients for an unforgettable trip. Before you pack your bags and slather on the sunscreen, however, there ... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, health, travel-health, travel-safety

Crime in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Thu, 23 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1839]

If it’s a helping of tropical beaches you seek, then Costa Rica is the destination for you. Although there’s more than just sandy coastline to discover, from fascinating culture to breathtaking outdoor adventures to relaxing spa treatments. ... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, crime, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

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