Monthly Archives: April 2013

South to the Darien

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Now for some real adventure we headed south of Panama City towards the Darien. This is a place with many of the indigenous Kuna people. There is a beautiful road to “nowhere”, and where the pavement ends is where the deforestation begins.… Read the rest

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Gatun Lake and Fortress San Lorenzo

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Today we started with a trip to the Tocumen airport and a visit to Girag Shipping. We arranged to bring the bikes back on May 1 for storage until the end of September, when we will come back to arrange the shipping to Bogotá.… Read the rest

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Panama City

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The ride from El Valle to the Pan-Americana is amazing, but the Careterra itself is a bore. There are radar police at regular intervals, especially when the limit is 80 or below. Nearing the canal we crossed the bridge of the Americas.… Read the rest

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Hot at the beach to happy in El Vallee

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We headed south on the Pan-Americana and then west to Pedasi on the coast. We found a small hotel run by an ancient old lady for 30$ with aircon, a ceiling fan, and a private bath. It’s 37 and humid so aircon was a must!… Read the rest

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Team Meeting

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We were a bit sad to leave the cooler and colorful Boquete, but south it is. Daniel and I have been following Gino and Fiona as they headed from BA to Ushuaia and north. They just arrived in Panama and we all planned to meet near Santiago as our paths crossed.… Read the rest

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Boquete Panama

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We had a short ride down the Pan Americana to David (Daveed) and then up the under construction new 4 lane highway to Boquete. We drove thru town and asked where a good hotel was and were directed just up the road.… Read the rest

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Tenth Country in Ten Months

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Today we are going to cross the border into Panama, which is our tenth country in ten months. As usual we stay near the border, get a good sleep, eat a good breakfast, take snacks, and plan a destination not too far from the border.… Read the rest

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South to Golfito

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We are now all serviced up….the next one is in Uruguay. Heading south we opted for a cooler route thru the mountains on the way to Golfito on the coast. The road curved up to 10,000 feet and the temperature dropped to 11 degrees.… Read the rest

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San Jose and BMW Motocicletas

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Leaving Arenal the sky was dark and like most of the week it was raining and we are thankful for our over suits even if we look like two pylons. We are headed to San Jose for service at BMW motocicletas.… Read the rest

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