This adventurous Paku recently returned from a trip driving around the northwest part of Costa Rica. Here he is at the beginning of his journey with his Daihatsu Terios, Juan Carlos. Juan Carlos had already travelled nearly 50,000 km around Costa Rica and Paku quickly discovered that they were probably a very rough 50,000 km.
Here is a picture of Paku behind the wheel facing a typical, muddy, dirt-covered pothole-filled stretch of Costa Rican highway. In addition to poorly maintained roadways, Paku also frequently encountered sudden stoppages of traffic (such as it was) of varrying lengths. Sometimes, it would later become apparent that a massive pile of earth had to be removed from the road.