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One of the goals of my travel was to go with the flow and not make too many advance plans. Since I am traveling long term and not just taking a vacation of a few weeks, I saw no need in sticking to a schedule. I've pretty much been doing that but a few months ago I did make plans to meet my kids in Costa Rica on March 21st and all of a sudden that …
After a night in San Carlos we hopped on a collectivo boat, rickety contraptions that somehow transport 50-60 people plus goods down the mighty Rio San Juan, to Sabalos and the Sabalos Lodge. For four days we enjoyed this jungle lodge on the banks of the San Juan, a river rich in history containing Spanish and pirate conquests as well as Mark …
... I felt like we could see our way to Panama from here—and we could, in intent if not with our eyes.
Then we coasted down to the lake, on a mountain road buffeted by strong winds. I felt a bit apprehensive to be coming down to the flatlands out of the hills, but it wasn’t as hot as I feared (33 degrees, but felt like less as we were travelling fast downhill). Finding no hotels at our planned destination, we continued on to Tipitapa, riding the last 20 km at ...
... another book until I’ve finished this one – afterall its only taken me two and a half years (I blame box sets… and Facebook!)
No Facebook here though… Initially took a boat along a river to a jungle ranch place to spend the first night, where it became the first hostel to come with a free horse!
Unfortunately my horse happened to be particularly stubborn, which began a rather lengthy stand off in the middle of the farm. ...
... rain, however, I still managed to get wet!
Another fun fact about the Rio San Juan, is that it was orginally going to be the site for the Central American Canal, the whole city of Greytown is a result of that expectancy. However the US in the end decided that Panama was more practical. Although now it seems very likely that China is going to build one here, which will be horrible for the environment.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSabalos Lodge Boca Sabalos
I loved this place! My room was rustic and comfortable, the food was delicious, hosts accommodating and not overbearing. Perfect! I especially loved the off the grid living.
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