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The Count: Spending a bit more than we’d like

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Our average rose to $30 a day as we bolted through the rest of Central America during our fourth week on the road. While we were able to keep food costs down, our travel and lodging costs rose significantly with numerous coach bus rides to get through five countries, quickly and in comfort. (more…)

Saying goodbye to Isla Ometepe

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

After a magical few days on this volcanic island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, it was time to say goodbye. We caught a queasy ride back to the mainland and set our sights on the Costa Rica border. Check out our day of travels by sea and over land in this gallery…

Hiking up Volcan Maderas

Friday, January 25th, 2008

We ascend, then descend Isla de Omitepe’s oldest volcano, Maderas, and step into a “Lord of the Rings” like world. Slogging through mud, rain forests, rocky scrambles are all on the slate for today. Make your hike up Maderas in today’s photo gallery.

Isla de Ometepe

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

An island, formed by two volcanoes, in the middle of a lake that looks like an ocean? Sounds like something straight out of a story book doesn’t it? Feel the magic of idyllic Isla de Ometepe in today’s photo gallery.

Another day, another bus…

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Yeah, we’re about as sick of them as you. Buses have been our main mode of transport, and like zombies, we jump on another one for a full day’s ride from San Salvador, El Salvador to Nicaragua, but the sight at the end of it is worth it. Grab a seat on today’s journey.

The first month: Central America here we come…

Monday, December 31st, 2007

The first month of our journey around the globe will take us to five of the eight countries that lie south of the U.S. and north of the South American continent. After landing in Mexico’s capital on New Years Day, we will travel by land through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, skipping over Belize and Panama. The daily itinerary of our trip will depend partly on what we happen to find in the places we go, but tentatively, the plan is as follows… (more…)

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Thushan Amarasiriwardena

, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

Michael Kurtz

, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

Brian Rogers

graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

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