Costa Rica

Getting into the country was less of a hassle, compared to any of the CA4 countries. The process is straight forward, just make sure you have enough cash (dollars are the universal currency at any border so far) for the obligatory car insurance. De-fumigation and TIP were at no cost. … Read more


One thing that we immediately noticed, already at the Nicaraguan side of the border, was the prominent use of red-black flags and the letters FSLN. It was used even more than the national flag. It turned out that it stands for Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, the socialist party that … Read more


From Mexicó we crossed the border at Talismán. This border crossing (and possibly any crossing in Central America) is quite different from the ones in Europe (as far as they still exist). At the Mexican side there was no clear process or steps to follow. For example: I asked a … Read more


Finally on Monday the 21st of February I got the van back. Quite quickly too, compared to how the process was going until this day. Already at 9:00 I was expected at the office, after which we drove to the port again. We had to wait for some papers to … Read more