Long Live Sandino and the Revolucion

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Greetings from the land of Mega Volcanoes, Super EarthQuakes and the FSLN.
I arrived to Nicaragua yesterday evening through Peñas Blancas. Costa Rica was a great part of this trip, just a taste of honey, the cherry waits for the day when the Kiwi and the Kangas trabel there together, be by nike or whatsoever, Claudia and I are hoing to love it.
Nicaraguan people seem to be very friendly, so far I feel ver good here. My ride goes on for 25 kms longer so I vlose the day with around 130 kms. Enjoy some Views.

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Monique and Sergio a Brazilian-Argetinian couple cycling from Oaxaca, Mexico. We met in CR before I reached the border with Nicaragua, they head South.

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This Post was possible thanks to my stop at this awesome Restaurant Casa de Campo in Nandaime. Maximo Roman y Williams Alvarez who grow their own bio fruits, vegetables and edible herbs in their 8 manzanas (1800 m2). Gracias infinitas por el apoyo y delicioso Jugo Concheño!!!

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Ticodriles and my farewell to Costa Rica

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One more day here and that will be it by now through the Ticolands. Tonight I am installed with my private sweat lodge aka Kiwikangas tent here in the Bagaces Costarican Firemen department’ s garden, outside is so humid and with a nasty heat, the positive side is that mosquitoes, disgusting sandflies and scorpions are out of reach… lol, I hope so.
Infinite Gratitude to the Firemen in chief Oscar. Gracias hermano!

Tomorrow If the Mighty Universe consents I shall be crossing the border into the volcanic lands of Nicaragua… Follow us as La Negrita and the Kangas from the Kiwi we approach our final destination on the sacred Mayaland’s Snakes’ Pot: Kankun.

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Infinita gratitud hermanos bomberos ticos de Bagaces , Guanacaste CR, Oscar y colegas, y sus especiales amigos caninos Jako y Barbas apasionado de un amor utopico al frente del depto. de Bomberos

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SOS, I need your Helping Hand

Dear All friends, sisters and brothers who have been following my Biketrip through Abya Yala, circumstancially since 2 days ago I am stucked in Cartagena, my last point before I leave Colombia on my way to Panama.
I tried to catch a ride on a cargo boat unsuccessfully, now I am obliged to catch an airplane and fly over the Darien in order to be able to continue the last phase of my ride: Central America and reach my final destination: Cancun, Mexico by the first week of August. And time runs out…

Humbly And kindly I ask for your economical support as my budget has reached the bottom and 3550 kms and 37 days are still ahead. I believe at some point we all can help when we can/want, all I ask from you is a tiny part of that spare money you feel you could share with me. if it is 1 dollar, 1 euro great, this will also be useful on my trip. So ASAPvisit the page Abya Yala SOS (browse the Main menu) and find the details to make your contribution, should you feel you could give me a hand.
A Golde Principle: What we give sooner or later comes back to us!

Infinite Gratitude and Love.

Love, Light, Peace and endless Joy for You and All of your
Beloved Relations.

Federico

Greetings from Ticos land

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I managed to arrive to Costa Rica on schedule, it took me 4 days to cross the most humid and hot land on my bike tour so far… Well this tropical land of frogs and thick jungles reminds me that I am still crossing Central Abya Yala (America), while I write I sweat like a boiling teapot!!! Help!!! I miss Suomi’s weather!!!!

Yesterday I slept gir the sevond time on my hamock and survived the mosquitoes and “purrujas” ( as the Ticos call these infernal micro sandflies!!!) thanks to my mosquito net, so it pays to travel and heavy as I do… The dark side of this is the already 18 or more!! Broken spokrs, I am so exhausted of this pin in the neck!!! The price to pay my dummy action, I kmow and forgive this one too.

The last days have been so green and hot, wao. Two days I was refreshed by the heaviest rains I habe experienced so far while riding, one hour after it was as hot and dry as before!!!
So much to tell and no time for that so with the refreshing memories of pipas frias (cold coco) in my mind I regret to let this line here clisimg this post. Enjoy some images I share with you.

Love and Gratitude endlessly!!!

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More images from Panama

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Roberto and David two great firemen from Chame Firemen Department who opened the doors and kindly hosted me. Mil gravcias hermanos bomberos por su gran y hospitalario soporte en mi viaje en La Negrita por su hermoso pais!!!

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At Aguadulce I was also kindly hosted by the local Panama Firemen Department. Mil gracias por su hospitalaria ayuda Luis y a todos sus colegas hermanas y hermanos bomberos.

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Crossing El Canal

Greetings from Panama City where U gave arrived last nught from the Caribean Icean. I left Cartagena 7 days ago on biard of an Austrian Catamarab Sailboat called Jaqueline and his Polish captain Yuyu and Elias rhe great Colombian cook. 2 days sailing and 3 days in the San Blas Archipielago and its guardians the Guna Yala confederation, Mola women makers and full time fishermen. Scuva diving on the coral reef under crystaline turquoise waters was the best. Nice young people on board from many countries made rhe ride fun, I was the elder this time with my 5 years old child wirhin.
Talk to you later once in Costa Rica, U gotta get going and my legs are already warn!!!

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Moran abd Vaiana from La Rochelle nice French friends on board

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Mariio and Felipe from Curitiba 2 legal Brazilians on their way to Mexico valeu!

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Miguel Alejandro a nice welcome encounter in Panama. Gracias mi hermano Alex!!!

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From the Colombian Emerald, Farewell to magic Colombia!!!

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Almost 4 weeks in Colombia and around 1900 kms through the Andes range and the hyper humid/hot Atlantic Colombian coast and I gotta leave thus mighty magic land. I leave grateful and wirh joy to her mountains and valleys and her endlessly smiling friendly people.

Gracias Colombia, me quedo amañado contigo y tu linda gente con el amor y gratitud por el regalo de la maravillosa y amañadora Vida. Berraco!!!
Mucho aprecie tus montañas aleccionadoras, tus arepas de chocolo, tus inmensos mangos, guineos tus aguacates, los regalos en descubrimiento con tus lulos, nonis y mamoncitos. Me voy contento y nostalgico con la promesa de volver a tus costas y visitar todo lo planeado y aun pendiente, Santa Marta, Tayrona y la Ciudad Perdida con sus guardianes Kogis y Arwakos. Dios te bendiga y a todo tu pueblo que nunca ha dejado a un lado los sueños de un pueblo unido y amoroso pese a los momentos de oscuridad que vivio en lis 80s y 90s y que hoy vive mi terruño amado. Que florezca la Luz, que florezca! Infinita Gratitud divino Eterno Origen Cosmico y Cristico!!!

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Ride from Medellin to Cartagena

It took me 6 days to cover more than 700 kms from San Antonio de Prado, Medellin to Getsemani in Cartagena de Indias.

I climbed the respected Matasanos Pass (healthy ones killer) and somedays and hundreds of kms. after left vehind the Andes and started a serious descent from above 2800 masl to around 100 and even 42 masl (Cartagena’s hight), from cozy and fresh nights to steamy, sticky humid nasty hot ones!!! I experienced super heat in the asphalt where my thermometer reached 50 dgrees Celsius, so thankful to the Coconut water, mangos and Mamones who kept my mouth and stomach fresh. I was always wet, never been so wet before except those cycling days when Claudia (the kiwi from the kangas) and I crossed the Tatami desert in the kand of Oz back in 2007!!!

This is what I saw, enjoy!!

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Believe it or not these 4 people were riding the mitorbike wirhout helmet for couple kilometers!!!

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Tens of Lavaderos de Tractomulas Trucks Carwash along the Panamericana highway. Water comes from the mountaun or is pumped from the mighty chocolate waters downthere.

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A motorbiker approached me and gave me 5000 pesos for a drink, then he offered me to stay at a hotel in the next town and he paid my room to show me as he told me, that Colombians are nice and friendly people and not as the distorted bug bs tells through media. So Weimar a gold miner from El Bagre becane once more a wingless angel on my path. Infinita gratitud mi hermano Weimar, bendiciones del Universo en tu camino y el de tu amada compañera.

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For a moment I felt at home then surounded by bananas and mango trees I realized I was only dreaming in the steamy heat.

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Beautiful super tall trees I never saw before, the locally called Mon tree.

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Colombia gave me sweet and sour flavour memories of my childhood (back in the 70’s when I lived in Yukatan) with Mamones a fruit called Wayas by the Mata Itzae peoples.

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The detour to the hwy 90 took me to the Afrocolombian domains and I stayed at San Onofre surrounded by costeños and their rythmic Porro Sucreña music.

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Ana, Jose and their 11 month son Johan who rode by my side several kms. until we reached their hometown Maria de la Baja. I was closer to Cartagena de Indias, only 60 kms left!

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From San Antonio de Prado with Love

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Today was a lovely Animals day, first the 2 little cows being born, by the way I just realizedthe deep message behind: Life is such a precious gift! and right today before my eyes it just showed up, today: June 21st. Summer Solstice!!!! And then this afternoon I went to visit my Colombian brother cyclist I met in Coyaique, Chile together with Luis. I was invited for Lunch by Alex and Milena his sweet companion. Then I went with Alex to vist a great place uphill (amazing climbing we rode on his car): a Dog Nursery where homeless sweet dogs are received, loved and fed until someone who loves animals bring one of them home. There are so many homeless dogs already that promotion for their adoption is needed, so Alex, a great pianist and social worker/teacher is also a photographer, so he went there to photograph the doggies in order to publish a brochure. Great Paisas initiative, Kudos!!!!

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