30 Nov

How to podcast on the road

Podcast fueled by Don Simon SangriaOk, we are not experts at this by any means but we have found our rhythm and I thought it might be interesting to explain our methods and equipment. Some episodes are easier than others and it can depend on the amount of audio you have recorded, facilities (camping is not the best place for editing a podcast) and of course how tired we are and whether we can play nicely!

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25 Nov

HAYWAY Episode 26 – Uramita, Colombia

We’ve just gone and cycled across Central America! How about that? We look back on the best of times in this week’s How Are You? Where Are You? podcast.

We talk about how to cross the Darien Gap between Central and South America (costs below) and why we opted to sail in a yacht through the San Blas Islands captained by a maniacal Italian instead of transforming our steeds into pedalos in an attempt to cross these supposedly smuggler-infested waters.

Colombia is freaking awesome by the way but hang on for episode 27 for more on that.

Listen to Callum Campbell’s EP called Pb here: Pb by Run Time


Clockwise from top left: crossing the Bridge of the Americas; view towards the ritzy part of Panama City; view toward Panama Canal and the Bridge of the Americas crossing it; Panama City at night; ciclovia in Panama City.


Clockwise from top left: Sarah, Landis, Maika and Shelley; Simon, Captain Rudy, Paddy and Baden; moody looking Rolf; Captain Rudy at the helm; view from the boat.


Clockwise from top left: African Queen 2; Sara, a fellow kiwi; bikes about to board the boat; Sarah, Landis and Sayaka play Settler’s of Catan; Chris and 1st mate Yamila.

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12 Nov

HAYWAY Episode 25 – Santa Clara, Panama

Baden has a run in with the Panamanian health system and his marriage comes under strain in this How Are You? Where Are You? podcast.

We’re in Panama, slogging our guts out pedal stroke by pedal stroke to reach the nation’s capital and the end of the Central American part of our journey.

On the way, we get lots of honks and toots, we meet an interesting Oklahoman living off his land, we try to fit a Panamanian hat atop Baden’s significantly-sized head and we give you the crucial lowdown on the banana situation.

Cycle touring in Panama

Clockwise from top left: Baden’s search for a Panama hat; truck load of bananas; sugar cane press up close; Charlie and Nai in Charlie’s house; Nai teaches her Dad to make cane juice.

Cycle touring in Panama

Clockwise from top left: the finger trapped by wedding ring, Doctor Espinoza files the ring; finger freedom; Shell outside Gualaca fire station; friendly motorcyclist Nick and Baden trying to fix brakes on brand new, still closed bit of highway.


04 Nov

HAYWAY Episode 24 – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Don’t ya just love conquering a fear? Shelley’s phobia was a bit of a weird one: the cute, furry, slow-moving, completely unthreatening mammals that are sloths. Tune into the How Are You? Where Are You? podcast to see if Shell could overcome her very own fear factor in Costa Rica.

Our bestie Terry the Tent has had a rough ol’ time of late. We fill you in on his trials and tribulations involving a frog.

All this and more as we take you on a bike trip across Costa Rica, up hill and down dale, scoffing down rice and beans and yelling out “Pura Vida!”

Costa Rica Montage 1

Clockwise from top left: the imposing Arenal Volcano; Baden deals with all sorts of mechanicals roadside; Shelley rides through banana plantations, harnessing wind power on Lake Arenal; and more bananas (they’re everywhere on the Caribbean coast).

Costa Rica Montage 2

Clockwise from top left: watching the World Cup final in a bar in Puerto Viejo on my laptop; Costa Rica has the coolest money (whack a sloth on there); the drummer from Sloth Leopard has only got one arm; Marco helps Shelley overcome sloth fears; Baden clutches a fresh baguette handed to him by a kind Costa Rican, “Pura Vida.”


03 Nov

Now I love sloths

IMG_20151101_113448325_HDRI’ve been afraid of sloths since I discovered them. They had qualities that I didn’t like and this turned into an irrational fear.

The first thing people say is; “But sloths always move so slowly, they’ll never catch you!” On my recent trip to the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica I learned that this is not necessarily true along with loads of other interesting facts. Read More