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Panama City Part 2

We packed up our few belonging and put them back in storage yesterday and headed from Vancouver to Panama City.

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After a night flight that arrived at 830 am we were bagged and headed to the hotel for a power nap.… Read the rest

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All roads lead to Girag

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We needed to get back to the mainland so we had to wait for the ferry until 4 pm. They load it like a jig saw puzzle and we ended up sealed in. The nice thing about the delivery guys is they off sell their wares so there are lots of snacks for the 2-hour ride.… Read the rest

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Bocas del Toro with the Chackos

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On the Isla colon itself there is only 1 road to Bocas del Drago beach 15.5 km away so we headed out there and back before we could go to the hotel to check in. The town itself is very touristy and there is a garbage collection dispute going on in town so it is strewn everywhere.… Read the rest

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Road to Bocas del Toro

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We were meeting friends in Bocas del Toro in a few days time and decided to drive back instead of flying with them. Getting out of Panama City in the traffic took almost an hour. The F800 was having some issues with the bike dying at speed.… Read the rest

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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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