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Countryside picture taken from the bus. Cow in a green hilly field Ecuador

Five Things to Do in ECUADOR

Ecuador has much to offer.  We used up almost our entire three-month visa before moving on to Peru.  Still, it seems that we only touched the surface of what this beautiful country has to offer.  Granted, we did spend much of our time in Quito at the Dunamis Foundation, but we still have a few …

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Top 11 Places to Visit in COLOMBIA

Colombia is twice the size of Texas.  Within its borders, one can find Caribbean beaches, hot deserts, a modern city of eternal spring, snowcapped mountains, rain and cloud forests, the tallest wax palms in the world, and much more.  On top of that, it is very inexpensive. “Isn’t it dangerous in Colombia?” is the first …

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Three Months in PANAMA

As we prepared to cross the Sixaola border from Costa Rica into Panama our plan was to spend only two weeks in the country and then move on to Colombia.  We heard it was expensive.  Many backpackers speed through Panama so there were very few stories of its beauty. Our bus approached the border to …

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69 Days In COSTA RICA

Cost Rica has much to offer and beautiful places to see.  Even though it is more expensive than Nicaragua, we were still able to average a spend of only $32 a day for both of us combined.   This includes all of our living expenses except health insurance.   The map below shows the places that we …

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