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Costa Rica Summary

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

In Costa Rica after visiting the beautiful Volcano Arenal region I spent almost a week staying at Mishca’s in San Jose cleaning myself and my gear up and renewing my insurance. And doing yet another of the many maintenance sessions on my bike. As the rainy season was about to start I didn’t stick around […]

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Not All's Well in Paradise

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Riding in the rain isn’t so bad except leaving San Jose I had some places where the mist on the road and my visor made it hard to see then another place where the steam was rising from the rain on the hot road. I heard about an eco-lodge through couchsurfer where you they had […]

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Almost Headed Home

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

This morning I went to leave San Jose and I realised that my travel insurance had expired (as I originally was only going to go for five months). I was with Endsleigh as they were the only travel insurance company that insures you as standard for riding anything that you are licensed to ride in […]

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The Rains Have Started

Monday, May 4th, 2009

The rainy season has started in Central America and our ride out on Sunday was originally canceled but then reinstated for a lunch ride. But sitting writing this right now I am listening to thunder! I am debating whether to catch the boat to Columbia on the 15 May or 02 June and right now […]

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Elvis is in Costa Rica and Working on my Bike

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Saturday was spent hanging Mishca’s bike shop and getting my bike cleaned by Elvis who works there. I also watched the police burning out the druggies shack across the road.

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San Jose, Costa Rica

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Managed to meet up with Mishca from ADV and he kindly allowed me to stay so I could do some washing and look around the city.

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Stood up in San Jose

Friday, May 1st, 2009

On Thursday I rode into San Jose (the capital of Costa Rica) to meet up with a motorbiker off of ADV. We were meeting by a park at 4pm before 5pm. It was quite a dodgy place to wait with heaps of young kids hanging around so luckily after about half an hour a American […]

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Volcano Arenal

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The area around Volcano Arenal is beautiful and green which meant I woke up to rain. So I went to the hot springs passing some monkeys and some funny looking creature on the side of the road.

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Decision Making Process

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Other than heading roughly south my plans are very flexible. The first place I had planned to go in Costa Rica was Volcano Arenal until I got an email in the morning saying it might be windy, so I decided to head to the coast. Then talking to someone at the border they said it […]

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