Monthly Archives: April 2014
Nicaragua known as a land of lakes and volcanoes, remains one of the least visited country. I knew nothing about it except the US’s involvement in the Contra War. My brief stay in Isla Ometepe, Granada and León has given me a glimpse of life in Nicaragua today.
I was in San Jose, capital of Costa Rica for a weekend in 2005. Costa Rica has positioned itself as one of the world’s green countries with well-developed eco-tourism industry. I spent my time in the Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal National Park during my 6-day stay in the country.
My father was a seaman and I first heard about the Panama Canal when I was a kid. I was fascinated by the canal which has been regarded as one of the most remarkable engineering projects in the 20th century. I finally had a chance to see it on the eve of its centennial.
April 8 – 13: Mompox & Cartagena
April 1 – 7, Manizales, Guatapé & Medellín
Colombia, the only country with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea has been described as a dangerous tourist destination owing to the drug trade and fights amongst the drug cartels, guerrillas and political instability. My 18-day overland journey in Colombia taking from Ipiales to Cartegena gives me a chance to have … Continue reading