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Trip Report Video Summary/ Trip Report of my recent 8 day/4Countries Adventure

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Here is the 4 minute video of my trip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx7Phg33ZCA

Airfare costs $450 (Flew 1 way into Panama, and 1 way out of Honduras) through Spirit Airlines. Not great but does the job.

Our goal was to backpack thru 4 countries in 8 days (Panama, Costa RIca, Nicaragua, Panama)

FYI: Central America is fairly cheap but Costa Rica and Panama are considered "expensive" because of the high tourism. In comparison to the dollar, still cheap.

Food: Fairly cheap cost $3-9 (Good healthy portions)

Accommodation: We only slept in hotels/hostel 4 nights. (We slept on the bus once, we met some nice locals and they let us sleep on their porch (Hammocks) one night, we slept at an airport 2 nights. We never paid more then $13/ person to stay in a hotel/hostel.

Transportation: Getting around is very cheap. But since we were trying to cover a lot of ground, in total this was the most expensive part of our trip.

Short Distance: We took taxis everywhere. Depending on how far it costs between $2 - $15. One guy drove us all around Panama city (40 minutes) and we got him down to $15. I dont think we even covered his gas so I gave him $20 because he was extremely patient and nice enough to stop places for us to film. (Hitch Hiking is possible in rural areas only but not recommended. We only did it because we had no other option)

Long Distance: Buses is the way to go. They are everywhere, and very cheap. You have options, big buses, small buses, shared vans.This is how we got from one major city to the next. One time we caught a bus for $4 from San Jose to Liberia. Another time I paid $7.50 for a 7 hr small bus ride from one side of Honduras to the next.

Water taxis: $5-10 This is a good experience

Depending on your style, you can also get on a coach bus with AC, and more comfortable seats. These are much more expensive and can cost between $20-40. I recommend these for any drive over 6hrs.

Activities: River Rafting in La Ceiba, Honduras $30
Parasailing: Roatan: $35

Negotiating: 99% of everything listed above is negotiable. Everyone will always try to get as much money out of you so be willing to walk off. If didn't negotiate once, I would of easily paid around $1500. Agree to prices before you buy or use any service! (This is key)

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask

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