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Passport to an Underwater World

By | July 14th, 2017|Blog, Thailand, Travel Stories|

It is well known to those who know me that I have fears. I am scared of the dark, spiders, germs, boats, the sea, cliffs, elevators, bugs, strong winds, dogs, trucks, basically anything that can kill me, maim me, or give me a stiff fright. It then begs the question, why did I agree to do a diving course?

Bocas to San Jose – a note on border crossings…

By | July 24th, 2012|Blog, Central America, Costa Rica, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Panama, Travel Stories|

Border Crossings…. The intrigue, The mystery…. the unknown… Oh how I love border crossing days. Bryce, crossing borders You never really know how your day is going to pan out and how long it will [...]

The Bocas Effect…

By | July 22nd, 2012|Blog, Central America, Featured, Freedom, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Panama, Travel Stories|

The Bocas Effect:  “A Sudden feeling of euphoria secondary to the independent removal of societies noose by an individual.  Symptoms include: relaxation, laughter, smiling… at everyone, fun, befriending of random strangers, deep breathing, potential for superhuman powers, the [...]

Boquete – just when you think the journey can’t get any stranger…

By | July 19th, 2012|Blog, Central America, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Panama, Travel Stories|

It's midnight, we finally release our collective grip on the surfboard cover and stumble out of the taxi. We could be described as 'wind swept' at best. The hostel receptionist at Mamallenas in Boquete looks [...]

On the Road – Surf boards, Taxis and Chow Mein… A Journey in Rewind.

By | July 16th, 2012|Blog, Central America, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Panama, Travel Stories|

I had almost forgotten about  Latin American buses and their love for all things air conditioning... Or more likely I'd put it out of my mind secondary to previous trauma. But now here I find [...]

Surfers Paradise – Santa Catalina, Panama

By | July 15th, 2012|Blog, Central America, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Panama, Travel Stories|

Surf. It is the major part of our adventure. So after the flat Caribbean oasis of the San Blas Islands we headed out of Panama City toward the pacific coast of Panama. Snag # 1: [...]

Friends in Strange Places – The San Blas Islands

By | July 12th, 2012|Blog, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Panama, Travel Stories|

I was completely and utterly asleep and having a great dream while sitting in the back of a 4WD trundling along winding roads north of Panama City, when I was rudely awoken by a ‘tap [...]

Cartagena, By Photos

By | July 8th, 2012|Blog, Colombia, Journey 2012 - The Freedom Days, Photography, South America, Travel Stories|

We arrived in Cartagena via a lovely air conditioned minibus named Miramar. We stayed at Viajero hostel, which is inside the city walls of the old town (rather than Getsemane like most) and spent two [...]

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