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More from Boquete

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We wrapped up our last week in Boquete with more hiking and birds, then packed up the van once again to head back to Costa Rica. Some friends and family will be visiting us there, and we’re very much looking…

Boquete, Panama

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We are still “sitting” at a house here in Panama. It’s been very relaxing, and although the area is gringo heaven (not much need to speak Spanish), there is tons to do, the climate is perfect (we eat most meals…

Panama Canal

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The Canal has been on my bucket list for years and years. I didn’t really ever have a plan of when or how I would get here, but finally it has come to me more than I have come to…

Panama Canal

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The Canal has been on my bucket list for years and years. I didn’t really ever have a plan of when or how I would get here, but finally it has come to me more than I have come to…

Panama City and Panama

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Each country I cross into on my way south has seemed greener, more humid and more “jungle”-ish than the last. Panama is no exception. It’s beautiful and the roads are great. The highway is 4 lanes in some places and…

Welcome to Panama!

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Here’s a short video showing the street flooding from our hotel in El Salvador and the celebration after the Costa Ricans won their match against Greece in a penalty shootout. http://whensparksfly.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Flooded_streets_and_tico_madness.m4v Our last night on the road en route to…

Riding into Panama

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We leave Golfito early to ride the 40 minutes or hour to the border and get started on the paperwork for the day. I’m relieved this will be the last border we have to cross in Central America. It’s not…

Riding into Panama

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We leave Golfito early to ride the 40 minutes or hour to the border and get started on the paperwork for the day. I’m relieved this will be the last border we have to cross in Central America. It’s not…

Costa Rica

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We ride south into the country on the Central American Highway and after only a few miles, Brian turns left/east to lead us around all the construction ahead. He chooses a great route today which leads us to Upala and…

FURTHER INTO PANAMA

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A DAY IN THE LIFE: After the vastness of those South American countries we’re struggling to adjust to the size of Panama. I step on the accelerator and…crikey!!…by the time I’ve stamped on the brake we’ve already slithered to the…

PANAMA: THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD

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So, here we are in Panama, a country known for hats, flags-of-convenience, money-laundering, Colonel Noriega, the Darien Gap and…oh yes, that rather amazing canal. At some 77 kilometres long, the canal cuts through the isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic…

Two weeks in Panama.

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We spent only 15 days in Panama. Our first stop was Boquete. After weeks on the hot beaches of Costa Rica, we were very (VERY) happy with the cool mountain air of Boquete. We spent a few days by the…

Panama

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PANAMA Capital – Panama City              Currency – The balboa               Language – Spanish, Kuna plus 14 other 21st December – We are flying today with Copa Airlines from…

BETWEEN A SWAMP AND A HARD PLACE

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THE DARIEN GAP, A SWAMP SEPARATING PANAMA AND COLUMBIA              (www.darkroastblends.com) Aaah, the Darien Gap, that rather large swamp no road-building civil engineer has yet managed to penetrate, and the bane of every overlander travelling…

The Great Shipping Debacle (part 1)

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The biggest hurdle for people who want to drive the Pan American highway is the Darien Gap.  The Darien Gap is a roadless, 100mi section of some of the harshest jungle and swampland on earth separating Panama from Columbia . …

The Calm Before the Storm

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With shipping the truck heavy on our minds, we booked it to Panama.  The border was about three hours away from where we were staying so we woke up early to get a head start- but not before stopping at…

Step-by-step Guide on How to Get From Panama to Colombia

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“The best step-by-step shipping instructions ever produced” – The Gringo Gazette So I know we said we weren’t going to do a shipping write-up, but I just couldn’t help myself. Step 1: Acquire latest overland shipping write-ups. Read through. Disregard.…

The Darién Gap: Our Crossing From Central America to South America

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The Darién Gap in green (image from Wikipedia) Until recently, most of our family and friends who are following our adventure, didn’t realize that we wouldn’t actually be driving all the way to South America. Although there is land that connects Central America…

Panama City Part 2

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We packed up our few belonging and put them back in storage yesterday and headed from Vancouver to Panama City. After a night flight that arrived at 830 am we were bagged and headed to the hotel for a power…

Salty San Blas & Slow Shipping Blues

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  Shipping…dun dun dun The dreaded day had arrived. But not before we met up with friends, and fellow overlanders Graham and Jenna (whom, GASP, do not have a blog) in Boquete, Panama. While enjoying Boquete’s fresh mountain air, we…

Surfing(?) in Panama

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Chasing surf is a significant element of our travels. If it were up to Scott, it’s all we would do. As any surfer knows, just because you want to surf, doesn’t mean you can. Are there waves?  What about tide, wind,…

Boquete, Panama

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Following our stay at the La Jungla Rescue Center, we met up with the Hopp family in their beautiful rental home in Boquete. Scott and I met the Hopp’s through my dad. We had learned that they would be visiting…

Costa Rica and Panama Cuteness – Lots of Pictures

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What does a juvenile sloth and a spider monkey have in common?  Irresistible cuteness. We had the great fortune, to happen upon a young sloth while poking around the beaches and coves near Quepos, Costa Rica. A local was feeding…

Costa Rica to Panama Border Crossing – Small Misstep

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Border-crossing days are always a bit stressful. Crossing from Costa Rica to Panama was no different. It usually takes 1-3 hours to cross a border because we have to deal with getting ourselves and our vehicle out of one country…