Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Odds and ends: pictures of life on the road.

We have encountered many things on the road so far during our travels, including our fair share of animals crossing the road (why is it that the bull/cow/pig/horse always wants to cross the road right when we are about to drive by?), interesting scenery (volcanoes, vendors), and nice people.

Q and A...

Some of our friends and family have asked some questions that may be of interest to other people, so in the interest of disseminating information for all, here are some answers:
Q1) Do we stink at this point? A1) Not at all, in fact I am happy to report that Kevin and I have been able to take showers EVERY day since we left! (Although the hot water has become more and more scarce the furhter south we go, but when its 90 degrees out, who needs a hot shower?)
Q2) How has the food/drink been? A2) So far Kevin's favorite food has been the 50-cent tacos in Mexico because of price, flavor, variety, and general folklore. I particularly enjoyed the food in Placencia, Belize; and, actually today we had lunch at an out-of-the-way establishment in the middle of nowhere and it was absolutely delectable: fresh fish carpaccio, grilled fish fillet with fresh steamed vegetables, rice, potatoes and salad. Yum! In addition, I have developed a slight addiction to Fanta (orange flavor, of course.) I can't pass it up whenever I see it, I've just gotta have it.
Q3) Have drank a lot of cerveza...Corona? A3) Not! As many of you know, Kevin and I are lightweights when it comes to alcohol, so altogether, we've probably had about four beers between the two of us the whole time. And, yes, Mexicans actually do drink Corona!
So, I hope this helps clear some things up...keep the questions coming.

Nicaragua, the next Costa Rica?

Here are some pictures of the breath taking views here in Nicaragua...
Kevin and I spent the day looking at waterfront properties around the town of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua. The beaches here are gorgeous and completely devoid of the throngs of people that pollute many beaches around the world. It is amazing, we spent all day looking at pristine beachfront land and must have seen no more than five or six other people on any one beach the whole time.

Enjoying the beach

Clara and I are sitting on the porch of the 30 dollar landmark hotel in san juan del sur, nicaragua. The waves are gently rolling in across the street on sandy bay shore.

No fun at all.

As we were riding here yesterday we were joined on the road by tim james morgan ( a brit who we met 4 countries ago in

Guate. He was on the road to peru to meet with his girlfriend. He saw us driving through Rivas as he was putting a new rear tire on his BMW 1150 and zoomed along to catch us. Tiny world! We had dinner with a local american friend he was staying with, sean, who moved here from FLA.

Pretty nice meal on the beach, although we ordered 3 grilled fish, and got 2 fried ones, "welcome to nicaragua" says Sean. As with everywhere we go, drugs are apparently a problem with cocaine at 3 bucks a gram or an ounce or however you buy that stuff.

A bunch of canadiens here, can't believe they'd trade Winitoba for this in March. All you can do here is surf, fish, sail, dive and lay on the beach. No hockey rinks, although you can buy parakeets, monkeys, and large dead lizards on the side of the road!

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