Travel guide: reggae time in Puerto Viejo

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In Costa Rica, close to the Panama border on the Caribbean coast, you will find Puerto Viejo. This laid back town with Caribbean feel is still overlooked by most tourists, but make sure you visit it now before it becomes “too” popular in the future. Puerto Viejo still offers some of Costa Rica’s best beaches, reggae beats and a unique culture of both Afro-Caribbean and indigenous people. There are surf breaks for beginners and more experienced wave catchers. Even animal shelters where you can volunteer or simply pay a guided visit have been started. Nice restaurants, good street food and fun party places, it has it all. Even diving is an activity you can do here certain months a year. Are you up for some reggae time in Puerto Viejo?

A travel guide to Puerto Viejo
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From Mexico to Bocas del Toro, Panama with a pit stop in Costa Rica

Greetings from below sea-level! #Panama #diving

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Tomorrow our IDC (PADI’s Instructor Development Course) was supposed to start. Here, at Playa del Carmen – Mexico, things didn’t go as planned, so we have to make a decision.
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Travel guide: the island life in Bocas del Toro

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If you’re traveling to Panama and looking for the Caribbean reggae vibe you cannot miss out on a visit to Bocas del Toro. Think sandy beaches, crystal clear water, surfing and diving, good food and happy people.
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10 ways to travel the world and get paid for it

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Want to travel the world? But you don’t have enough money to do so? Stop worrying! You probably think that it’s all the rich kids who get to travel, but have you ever considered an option where you get paid to travel somewhere?
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On the road to Sweden #ItTakesTwo [video]

We drove from the Netherlands through Germany and Denmark to reach Sweden!
It took us 13 hours in total and about 240 euros to do this.
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Cheap train travels in the Netherlands

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Are you traveling in the Netherlands? You’re probably going to use the Dutch railways, if you’re not already doing so. I used to take the train to my university every day and I still enjoy a train ride now and then. The only things is… It’s quite expensive. However, for a couple of weeks you can travel very cheap through the entire Dutch country!

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Cruising European rivers with a motorcylcle

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For 5 days long my Motormaus and I cruised next to the European rivers, such as the Meuse, Moselle and the Rhine, by motorcycle. We drove through Belgium, Germany, a tiny part of France and eventually went back to where life started; Holanda!
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 3

Getting ready for to ride through the clouds...

Getting ready for the ride through the clouds…

The first and the second day of my Incatrail motor trip have been pretty intense. Today should be the day where I get to drink lots of great coffee during many nice breaks and have amazing weather! And so it will be.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 2

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Rise and shine, it is 6am. The first train from Hydroelectrica towards Machupicchu leaves early, so I have to get up on time again. A taxi brings me from the Eco Lodge in Santa Teresa to the train station named Hydroelectrica. Once I’m there, I realize that I could have easily done this by motor after the night I had just experienced! Yet, I still have to buy a train ticket for the Inca train that will bring me to Aguas Calientes within 30 minutes.
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The incatrail by motorcycle #Day 1

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It’s sunny, it’s raining, and it’s sunny again. The weather doesn’t seem to steady up here in the mountains of Cusco. Should I take the risk and do the route by motorcycle or not? The popular incatrail is closed (it’s always closed between January and March) so I have options: I can do the Jungle trail or something like it, or make my own tour by renting a motorcycle! Well, that’s definitely a no-brainer. Bye bye hiking for now and hello cruising by motor!

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#Instatravel from Guatemala to Mexico

This morning I crossed the Guatemalan border to Mexico and it was quite a sad goodbye. However, I took many photos with Instagram so that I could share my beautiful journey through the farmer lands of Guatemala into Mexico.

I like to call it the That Wanderlust #instatravel!
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Leaving Utila in style for Copan

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It’s time to leave this gorgeous tropical diving paradise island named Utila. Well, for now that is. I am sure I will be back sooner or later for some more diving and visiting the super sweet people I have met over here. However, let me focus on my next destination Copan, where Maya ruins can still be found in very, very good conditions. I can definitely not skip this ancient city during my voyage towards Guatemala.
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A lucky caribbean journey to Tortuguero

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Yesterday at about seven o’clock in the morning I woke up due to the bright sunlight entering the hostel dorm. Luckily I woke up on time because there was a new Caribbean journey awaiting me.
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