Panama has a great mix of things to do and they’re all within easy reach of Panama City. Personally, we soaked up the sun in Bocas del Toro, got in some great hikes in Boquete, and then settled into the buzzing metropolis of Panama City for a few days.
Costa Rica is probably Central America’s most popular tourist destination, and for good reason. Although the country is quite small, it’s absolutely packed full of biodiversity, things to do, and places to visit.
Before we cross a border, Andrea and I always take at least a few hours to get our bearings and plan for the next country. We do research online, but also rely on word of mouth.
Sometimes you just have to spice it up! We found ourselves bored with the same old breakfast and decided to get a bit creative. Volcano eggs are easy to prepare, cheap, healthy and they don’t take too much time.
We really enjoyed exploring Nicaragua and recommend it to backpackers. It’s very easy to navigate and you can see everything from colonial cities, to volcanoes, to lakes, to great beaches all within a few hours. Travel is affordable and the people are welcoming.
Since my first glorious toston in Nicaragua, I made it my goal to learn how to make this amazing side dish. Tostones, also know as patacones, are thick, fried plantain cakes and are usually served as a side dish.
Since Andrea and I have started this journey wandering through Latin America, we’ve gotten used to making new friends on the road. In Nicaragua, we were lucky enough to spend time with some old friends.
Beets are one of my favorite foods. Not only are they deliciously rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, fiber, and potassium, but they also add life to one’s plate with their bright colors.
There are a few reasons why we fell in love with this dish: It is easy to make, nutritious, inexpensive, and you can find the ingredients in this list almost anywhere.
On the road, ginger eggs bring me back to my home; home to my friends in Boston, my family in Mexico, and our apartment in Seattle. They are easy to prepare and make affordable breakfasts tasty.