Niagara Falls

Our next stop on our trip was Boston, however to get there we had to go through Niagara Falls.  Our bus arrived at 10.45 am and left at 12.20 am, so we figured 14 hours was more than enough time to explore!  We walked down the main road towards the Rainbow Bridge, stopping to admire…

Toronto

We returned to Canada to see Toronto and to visit Reuben’s friend Aletta, who normally lives in London but was house-sitting in Toronto. I had met her before too so it was great to catch up. We had three days in Toronto and as well as seeing some of the city were able to do…

Fort Wayne, Indiana

  From Chicago we headed to Fort Wayne, Indiana for a weekend of catching up with Reuben’s friends.  We stayed with Stephen, Becky and four of their children – Aleshia, Tiffany, Tyler and Trevor.  We had lots of fun catching up with them and going to the Johnny Appleseed festival.  This festival is a historic…

Eating our way around Chicago

Chicago Food Tour – the unauthorised version. We had heard about food tours from our friends Jeff and Janet and really wanted to do them, but when we looked at them online realised that they were quite expensive. However, the food tour website listed the places that they were going – so we decided to…

Chicago

We spent four days in Chicago – one before our trip to Costa Rica and three after.  We stayed with my mum’s best friends Carolyn and Dan, which was fabulous and like visiting family.     On our first day in Chicago we went to a free jazz concert and art exhibitions at the Chicago…

Piako visits Niagara Falls

Piako was very excited to visit Niagara Falls!  He liked getting his picture taken by the falls as they were lit up at night.              

Tortuguero

After a great couple of days in Puerto Viejo, we travelled to Tortuguero.  Tortuguero is only accessible by boat or plane but getting to the boat was not a simple trip!  We took a bus to Limon, waited an hour, took a bus to Guapiles, took another bus to Cariari then after a couple of…

Puerto Viejo

We took a bus about half an hour down the coast from Cahuita to Puerto Viejo, where we spent two nights. Puerto Viejo is a bigger town than Cahuita but it has the same relaxed Caribbean vibe (and great food!) While we were there we relaxed with a picnic on the beach on our first…

Cahuita

We originally had not been planning to go to Costa Rica…however a few weeks ago we realised that we were not going to make it to all of our destinations in the USA before Reuben’s visa ran out (I’m a citizen, so I didn’t have to leave – but no way was I letting Reuben…

Panama City – How to have an epic fail.

We had nine hours in Panama City en route to Costa Rica.  We had done our research and thought it would be easy to go and see the Panama Canal using public transport. We were very wrong! How to have an epic fail: Step 1: Start off on the wrong foot by leaving Piako in our…

St Louis, Missouri

While staying with Jeff and Janet, Reuben and I took a day trip to St Louis, Missouri.  Our main purpose was to see the St Louis arch, the tallest man-made monument in the United States. We watched a really interesting movie about the explorers Lewis and Clark, took a tiny elevator up the side of…