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Playa del Cocos

So here we are, 23 weeks after leaving home, sitting in the Holiday Inn Express at San Jose airport on the eve of our return. It seems like a long time ago that we were sitting in the departure lounge … Continue reading

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La Fortuna and Quepos

We arrived at La Fortuna late afternoon, after the 5 hour mini-bus ride up from Pavona dock and the driver dropped us right outside the car rental office. Our AirBnB, Cabinitas de Sammy, was about 30 minutes drive away from … Continue reading

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Tortuguero

Sunday morning we were picked up bright and early by our mini-bus shuttle and we retraced our route back up the highway to Limon. The countryside all looked very different this time, in the sunshine as opposed to the pouring … Continue reading

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Cahuita

Our friend Mary arrived safe and sound on Wednesday evening at the Hostel Urbano, more than 3 hours after touching down at the airport – due to the insane traffic around San Jose – ready for a drink, something to … Continue reading

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And now to Costa Rica

 Finally we found ourselves in Sydney on the eve of our departure, spending a very pleasant afternoon and evening enjoying the city before turning in early in preparation for our mammoth journey the following day. The flight from Sydney to … Continue reading

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Tropical North Queensland

The diving adventure marked the end of our east-coast Australian road trip, at least as far as we had planned it. After 12 days on the road, followed by the intensity of the 3-day live-aboard and then Faye’s departure we … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef

And so to Cairns and another “bucket list” moment, the Great Barrier Reef. It felt strange to see the road signs showing less than 100 Km to go – the first sign for Cairns we’d picked up on leaving Manly … Continue reading

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Fraser Island to Townsville

We were quite sorry to leave Fraser Island, it seemed like at least a week too soon, but we had a schedule to maintain; there was a dive-boat waiting for us in Cairns, it would sail at 0700 on the … Continue reading

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Fraser Island

Having reached Noosa and spent most of the two days there in the rain it was, unfortunately, time for Natalie and Thomas to make their way homewards. So we had an early start and then doubled back to Brisbane to … Continue reading

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An Aussie Festive Season

Well the festive period has passed in a blur, probably unsurprisingly and the whirlwind pace of life on the Australian leg of our trip shows no sign of slowing down. Natalie has been and gone, having left us at Brisbane … Continue reading

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