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


After spending about a month in Guatemala, we drove in to Honduras early May. We had a slight hick up at the border as this was our first border where you can only pay in cash and not with a creditcard. And there were no atm’s either. We exchanged every … 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


We were staying in Cancún until our van arrived by boat in Veracruz. More about the shipping can be read in this blog. You can see the long awaited arrival of the van in Cancun, and all other things that happened in our January, February and March blog. Cancún is … Read more


We crossed the border from Georgia, at Bavra. All went swift but, just as with Georgia, more things had to be arranged at or before the border crossing: temporary import permit for the vehicle environmental tax for the vehicle car insurance (3rd party liability) The landscape was a continuation of … Read more


After a long drive through Turkey along the Black Sea coast. Border crossing was easy with the help of very friendly personnel. To cross the border with a car, you need to arrange beforehand: Fill in an digital entry form Car insurance Some observations regarding traffic: Traffic is quite challenging. … Read more


We arrived from Bulgaria and via the Gallipoli peninsula found our way to the Asian part of Turkey and visited Troye. We went along the coast to Izmir, quite a big city with 4.2 million citizens. We drove to Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis. Here, we waited for the … Read more


After an easy check at the border customs, we entered Bulgaria. We took only a week to cross Bulgaria. This time of the year (December) is just not the best season to visit this country in our opinion. We drove through beautiful mountain ranges and plains, but all this will … Read more