A sip of sugarcane-flavored Africa

A sip of sugarcane-flavored Africa

Africa. Stop #random. Few days with nice people in the scorching sun of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Here’s a few words about my short experience in Africa, made possible with the huge pull from my lovely girlfriend, Cristina. One year ago I was really not expecting to...
— The end? No. Just a pause —

— The end? No. Just a pause —

A bit over a year later, I am back where it all started, in Brno and then even further, back to my hometown, to Bucharest, Romania. It is the end of a very nice chapter in my life, the time of wandering, of exploration, of meeting new cultures and making new friends....
Ecuador – where the journey South ends

Ecuador – where the journey South ends

As most of you might know already, I bought my flight back to Europe some time ago. Left with a couple of months of my amazing journey in South America, I decided to share them between Colombia and Venezuela, or maybe Ecuador. The distances are not as short as in...
Colombia – the rest of the story

Colombia – the rest of the story

Let me pick up the story from where I left it – Medellin. I was just getting ready to join the awesome parties and the festival of flowers “Feria de las Flores”. Which I did, for a night. Then I woke up and realized it’s probably not my type of...
Hello Colombia. I love you

Hello Colombia. I love you

I challenge you to think a bit before you start reading. Think about what you know about this country, or what you knew about it before visiting Colombia. What do you know about its politics, internal situation, its people, and maybe about the performances in sports....

How to sell a motorcycle/car in Panama

As I recently went through this process, I will detail the steps to take and the paperwork needed to sell your vehicle in Panama. Many of the travelers find out (like me) that selling a SH car in Colombia or Ecuador is impossible, so unless you plan to take it back,...
I escaped Panama!

I escaped Panama!

I’ve been riding back and forth in Panama, from the city to the beaches, from hostels to friends, to other friends, then back to the beaches. Panama held me hostage for more than I wanted, but now, two weeks later, I am writing from Colombia, looking back at...
Panama, here I am

Panama, here I am

Crossing the border into Panama was probably the one that took me much longer than any other before. But the bitter taste I left the border with didn’t last too long. Not even 5km from the border I met Rose who came to check out on me, and spend a great evening...
The brotherhood of bikers. No, of men.

The brotherhood of bikers. No, of men.

You maybe hear stories about bikers involved in accidents and then helping each other, bikers riding fast or riding in between lanes. This is no such a story. This is about being an open minded human being, who rides a motorcycle (no matter what make, size, or type)...

Review of owned stuff after a year

Here’s what I carry around after one year of travels through USA and Central America. I have to admit that I’ve made a good decision with the backpack, and even if the brand is not appealing to you, I’d advice you to buy a backpack that opens the...
Border crossing Costa Rica to Panama on a motorcycle (Sixaola)

Border crossing Costa Rica to Panama on a motorcycle (Sixaola)

This is the border crossing @Sixaola, on the Atlantic side, from Costa Rica to Panama, as experienced by myself, on 16.06.2016, crossing on my motorcycle. Total crossing time: 2h20min Leaving Costa Rica – Sixaola border crossing Money spent – fee for exiting the...
Costa Rica – the story continues

Costa Rica – the story continues

After spending just a few days on the farm, I found out that a good friend Anthony was nearby. What a great opportunity for a short ride to Puerto Viejo. The weather was nice, the ride amazing, and we had a good time on the beach there. Maybe it would have been a lot...
Costa Rica – first thoughts

Costa Rica – first thoughts

Tica time, volcanoes, wonderful beaches, and rain every day – hell, it’s the rainy season. Oh, and bring a lot of money. As I crossed the border to Costa Rica, I somehow expected to suddenly be in a far more civilized country than Nicaragua. The difference...
Nicaragua to Costa Rica border crossing by motorcycle

Nicaragua to Costa Rica border crossing by motorcycle

This is the border crossing Pena Blanca, from Nicaragua to Costa Rica on the West side of both countries, as experienced by myself, on 19.05.2016, crossing on my motorcycle. Total crossing time: 1h30min Leaving Nicaragua Money spent – fee for entering the...
10% Nica – love, beaches, surf

10% Nica – love, beaches, surf

After the first few touristy days in Nicaragua, visiting Leon and Granada, I was left with a sour taste about the country. However, as soon as I parted Granada, I was positively impressed. My first stop was the famous beach of Popoyo (whose actual name is Guasacate,...