Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Donno what to say, just thanks really appreciate the kind words :thumb
  2. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    no problem Michnus.....and would love to party with you some day!
    Planning on leaving in June 2018. Will be about as loose a trip as you can imagine lol
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    Scooter22 Gratuitous Advisor

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    Unquestionably! Awesome!
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  4. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    :ricky thanks!
  5. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    We camped at a place which is described on IOverlander as the best camping in Central America. Well that is teh biggest bullshit lie, but I guess you have to puffer a bit to get people to come to your place. :lol3

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    The two opposite ends of the overlanding scene. The big mega dollar mansion on wheels and then rest of us :lol3

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    Life is easy going in coastal towns.

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    Beautiful eyes, this little girl was with her mom at one of the beach hangout hostels. She ran around in her panties all day and it was so cool to see her having a blast as a hippie kid. No Ipad or such shit, just having fun with anyone willing to play on the beach.

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    Now this is a beach bar. :beer
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    Adios Nicaragua!! :thumb
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    Hometoroost Adventurer

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    Hope and pray you both are far away from the earthquake.
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  7. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Yes we are all good and safe in Colombia. It is heartbreaking to see Mexico and to see the places we have been how destroyed it is. MY heart goes out to them, Mexicans are really good people. And good to see how people stand togehter to help each other.
  8. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Costa Rica

    We went into Costa Rica with the idea to only spend a few days there running for the Panama border. Reason being that the word on the street from the overland community was that Costa Rica was super expensive. So we will hit the coast and then hightail it for the Panama border.

    Well, fuck me again, as in previous times lesson learned. First off decide for yourself and secondly listen very selectively to people's opinions. It turned out Costa Rica is expensive if you are a common variety tourist with two weeks holiday and a credit card burning you, but if you dig a bit you can have a normal priced trip through that amazing country.
    Costa Rica is a semi sort of developed country with friendly folk and a rich abundance of fauna and flora. Many dirt roads to explore and some of the best beaches and landscapes. It all goes to show why so many Americans and Canadians retire there.

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    I was hammering it like a boss on the pegs through which seemed to be an easy Costa Rica water crossing until! It was one of those round big rocky type of crossing. Looks shallow until near the end when suddenly nearly submarined into a deep pool and huge boulders threw my front wheel all around the place.
    First instinct was sit down and don't drown the goddamn bike! All our laptop, hard drives, cameras and everything else will be toast.

    From when we entered the first day we were lucky to see a Sloth, Tarantula, crocodile and some other animals on the finca we camped.

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  9. SOLOKLR

    SOLOKLR Back to work

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    You guys rock! If someday ever comes...I'll get to go out and see the world. Until then, I'll just follow along and dream. Keep it coming.
    Thanks
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  10. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Morning Mich, National bash this weekend at Ladybrand, no I am not there. :photog
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  11. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks so much man! :beer

    Never stop dreaming :thumb
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Yeah I saw the gang was on the move. It looks like since last year the attendance is down in numbers?

    Cheers Welsh :beer:thumb
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    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Yes, the glorious leader doesn't get involved anymore, and times are tougher out there, it was my daughters 20th so I gave it a miss.:D
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    He never did get involved with anything. Always had us to do the work and get the money while he spent it like a Gupta :lol3
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    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    That's our man, the Buddha. :photog
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    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Michnus - Truly enjoying your words and photography. You have quite a gift!
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    He does! And she tries her best to keep him out of trouble.
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  18. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Thanks os much @poolman :thumb:beer

    Mu ha ha ha... it is not me! I have to keep her out of trouble. :amazon:lol3
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    From all the Central American countries Costa Rica was the one I was really looking forward to. Pura vida!! (meaning "pure life" in Spanish, may refer to the following: A phrase encapsulating the culture of Costa Rica. Pura Vida (film), a 1956 Mexican film that popularized the phrase.)

    The beaches, warm tropical heat and lush green forest with a bit of Indiana Jones things going there. And the beaches, did I mention the beaches? :evil:beer

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    Saw this beaut in one of teh coastal villages.
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    The longest bar crawl in the world?! Hell yeah!!:clap

    Except when I saw the TripAdvisor sign, that's a trigger word for me. It's bullshit, kiddy's church camp school party stuff. :lol3
    Tripadvisor is like a Starbucks sign for me. It says everything is wrong here, stay the hell away. Tripadvisor is the new tourist hell for me. It is for people that can't go beyond the organised tours and love tourist traps. And as a generalisation, every time we stayed or went to places NOT part of Tripadvisor it was so much better.
    Okay enough of that. :lol3

    Spend the days on the beach sipping beers and cocktails. What is in front of the lens gets snapped. Some beaches in Costa Rica are truly awesome with no one around and a good place to park for a day or so. Others are overrun with tourist and hippies but still fun to check them out and enjoy what seems to be the good oll hippy days of surfing in the 60's in the USA and Hawai. Well that's how it felt for me.


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