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Bike Tour To Panama City: Easy Ride To David

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 […]

October 6, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Border Crossing, Panamanian Hospitality

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 […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: The Frontera

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

October 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Manuel Antonio to Dominical

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 […]

September 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: The Journey Continues

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 […]

September 29, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Bike Tour To Panama City: In Search for Answers

Bike Tour To Panama City: In Search for Answers

I was searching for answers thinking about what to do next. I could cancel the bike trip or continue solo. My American friend Hugh from Tamarindo who has lived in Costa Rica for awhile gave me an idea to combine long distances with bus travel. I’ll just put my bike on the bus like I […]

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bike Tour To Panama City: Bike Tour Busted

Bike Tour To Panama City: Bike Tour Busted

Day 9: Partying ways Our bike tour is over. That’s right, we’re no longer biking together. It was abrupt. After a disagreement last Sunday, Adam decided to do his own thing and wanted to part ways. In this video update, I explain the events that happened the afternoon of Day 8 that lead up to […]

September 3, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More