About Journey America
On July 8, 2012, Filipe Masetti Leite, a Brazilian journalist based out of Toronto, embarked upon one of the most daring journeys of the 21st Century. The second-generation cowboy is riding two horses through 12 countries in North, Central and South America – a lifelong dream passed down from his father and inspired by Aime Tschiffelly’s 1925 ride from Argentina to Washington D.C. Filipe is traveling on horseback to explore, learn and engulf himself in the simplicity of a “natural way of life”. Riding through hundreds of towns and villages on his nearly 10,000 mile journey, he’ll engage with locals to hear their stories, sharing the most compelling narratives he finds. All the while you will see his personal footage updated weekly and follow his exact GPS coordinates on OutWildTV. Come along and experience Filipe’s adventures and pitfalls while he experiences the wilderness, cities and towns of the Americas on his epic journey home.
After spending a great day in Uvita with the Sibaja family, we trekked towards the Panamanian border. I had been imagining this moment since I was a child – getting to the final country in Central America before loading my ponies on a boat for South America – Just as my hero Aime Tschiffely had done almost 100 years ago, but in reverse.
Road to Uvita
The road south from Hacienda Baru was full of surprises. In the early morning I arrived at Dominical beach, just a few kilometers from the a hacienda. The beautiful beach is home to surfers and hippies who camp on its shores for days enjoying the nice weather.
Costa Rica is home to thousands of expats from around the globe. Whether it is Costa Rica’s rich jungles, volcanoes or stunning coastlines, this country has a special charm that attracts international travelers and makes them want to stay forever.