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Bogota part 6

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The boys headed out for a day on the bikes and the girls spent the day walking and working. On Sundays several main arteries of the city are shut to cars for walking, biking, and rollerblading on the ciclovia. It is packed with people and vendors.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 5

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There was some serious excitement on the way to the airport, but some stress also since we stupidly in the 40 plus heat last may 2 nd we had forgotten to disconnect the battery leads on the bikes before they went into storage for 5 month.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 4

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On Saturday morning Salvador’s offensive against Girag began with calls starting at 730 am. We finally got a person on the line after 15 calls at 915. They told us there were 3 motos on the plane, but could not tell us if they were our bikes and the Mexican couple or the three Honduran bikes.… Read the rest

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Bogota part 3

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Bogota is a very cosmopolitan and lively city. Our hosts Salvador and Paola took us out on the town to a 6- story bar/ restaurant. This place was packed on all levels and decorated in a very kitsch style. They give you VIP crowns and welcome to Colombia sashes.… Read the rest

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Bogota Part 2

The name of this city has changed several times from Bogota to Santa fe to Bogota and back, so the license plates here very.

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So we last saw the Two Moto Kiwi (TMK from here on out) after we had just left the famous for its massive cinnamon buns Braeburn “lodge” just outside of Whitehorse.… 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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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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