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Bike Tour To Panama City: Videos, Route Change, Caught In A Storm

October 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Videos, Route Change, Caught In A Storm

My plan at the start of the day was to see how far I can bike down the Pan-Am before it would rain. I would have to find a place to sleep at a fire or police station, school, or on a farm. I knew this could be a challenge between David and Santiago. Remember, […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos From The Road To San Felix

October 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Photos From The Road To San Felix

After chillaxing in David for a few days, my plan was to bike to Las Lajas. I hit the road with that intent, but after asking questions to locals I met along the way, they recommended that I stay in San Felix where I could find an affordable hotel room. I’m glad I did because […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: Easy Ride To David

October 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Easy Ride To David

The next town I was off to was David. Before hitting the road, Edilsa was so kind to cook breakfast. She is a sweet lady. While I was only there for a night, she took care of me as if I were her own. Daniel accompanied me for a morning ride to David and pointed […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: Border Crossing, Panamanian Hospitality

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Border Crossing, Panamanian Hospitality

It’s border crossing day! I make it a ritual to thoroughly sweep my bags and clothing before going to borders and airports to make sure no one puts any contraband. Better to be safe than sorry. Panama immigration at Paso Canoas has gotten strict in recent months. I heard from many travelers who passed through […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: The Frontera

October 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: The Frontera

My goal for the day was to make it to Paso Canoas which is a town in Costa Rica that borders Panama on the Pacific side. It was quite far from Palmar Norte, about 94 km far. Palmar Norte is where Highway 34 which runs along the Pacific coast intersects with the Pan-American or Interamericana […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: Palmar Norte

October 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Palmar Norte

Greetings from Palmar Norte, Costa Rica! After doing some whale and dolphin watching in Uvita, I’m ready to get out of this country quickly and head straight to Panama to cut down on my travel expenses. I’m writing today’s recap from a crappy 2500 COL ($10 USD) hotel room that is right above a bar. […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: Uvita

October 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Uvita

Dominical to Uvita Yesterday at the start of my day I was trying to figure out how far to bike. I heard that there was whale watching in this area, but wasn’t sure which town to arrange the tour in. A couple I met a month ago which I mentioned in this post told me […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: Manuel Antonio to Dominical

September 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Manuel Antonio to Dominical

After taking a day off to rest in Playa Manuel Antonio, I was ready to hit the road to Dominical. Here’s a photo essay and video update for the ride today! I started my day around 10:30 a.m. Since it’s rainy season now, I monitored the weather forecast online to have an idea of ideal […]

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Bike Tour To Panama City: The Journey Continues

September 29, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Bike Tour To Panama City: The Journey Continues

I’m cycling to Panama City solo! I got the answers to some questions I had which gave me the confidence to continue on. After taking care of a few things in San Jose these past few weeks, I bused it to Jaco to position myself to resume the bike tour. Just in case you’re tuning […]

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