Archive for February, 2024

Photo of the Day: Capsized Boat at Islands of San Blas, Panama

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On our last day of sailing through the San Blas Islands we headed to the Island of Porbenir to process our exit from Panama through the immigration office.  As we approached the island we immediately noticed this boat capsized.  We discovered that the boat ran into a reef, which is quite common, about 500 yards from the beach.  The boat owner ended up selling the boat to some locals who had to pull it to the beach in order to begin work to repair it.

Panama Caribbean

Capsized Boat at San Blas Islands

6 Month Travel Summary

| by Aracely | 9 Comments » | Reflections, Travel Tips, Travel by Numbers, Trip Planning

Peru Ecuador Border Crossing

Ecuador to Peru Border Crossing

On August 27, 2024 we boarded a plane to Guatemala City, Guatemala, the beginning of our year long round the world journey. As of today we have been on the road for 180 days, half our planned trip. Below is a summary of interesting statistics and experiences from our travels through Central and South America.

Photo of the Day: Basilica de Banos Ecuador

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Baños is built around a landscaped central square and surrounded by dramatic mountains. The Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Agua Santa, is a neo-Gothic church on the north side of the square that is well lit at night.

There is More to Ecuador Than the Galapagos

Churches of Ecuador

Cathedral de Baños

Photo of the Day: Children of Cusco, Peru

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The children of Cusco are often found near the Plaza de Armas selling handicrafts, postcards, and will pose for pictures of themselves and their sheep for a tip. This young lady is holding her baby sister on her back.

Children in Peru

Children of Cusco, Peru

Backpackers & Tattoos – Episode 8

| by Jason | 8 Comments » | Central America, Guatemala, Travel Videos

Travel TattoosWatch Jason get his first tattoo ever in Antigua, Guatemala in an HD Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of In Episode 8, we both get some tattoo work done and introduce you to Mike from Antigua Tattoo, who gives several of us tattoos from Basecamp Hostel. Enjoy the show! (more…)

Photo of the Day: The New Cathedral of Cuenca, Ecuador

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The construction works for The New Cathedral of Cuenca started in 1885 and lasted for almost a century. This building combines many architecture styles Romanesque being most predominant. The cathedral is surmounted by three giant domes covered by sky-blue glazed tile from Czechoslovakia.

There is More to Ecuador Than the Galapagos

Churches in Ecuador

The New Cathedral of Cuenca, Ecuador

Photo of the Day: Kuna Tribe in the Islands of San Blas

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Kuna or Cuna is the name of an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia.  In the Kuna language, the name is Dule or Tule, meaning “people.”  The Kuna live in three politically autonomous comarcas or reservations in Panama, and in a few small villages in Colombia.  There are also communities of Kuna people in Panama City, Colón, and other cities. The greatest number of Kuna people live on small islands in the comarca of Kuna Yala. – Wikipedia

We took this photo while sailing from Panama to Colombia for 4 days.  We visited several Kuna villages established on the Islands of San Blas in Panama´s Caribbean.   The Kuna often rowed from one island to the other in dugout canoes, some even with homemade sails.

San Blas Islands Panama

Kuna Peoples in a Dugout Canoe in the San Blas Islands of Panama

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