Ok... I rode from Los Angeles California to the southern tip of South America, and back. I started out with a friend from Alberta Canada - Larry is a rancher whom I met when I rode to Alaska a few years earlier and had stayed in touch with. He had recently bought a new bike and wanted to go for a ride. So we set our sights on Tierra Del Fuego. But, he had to turn back in Colombia. Then I rode with Brian from England, Patrick from Ireland, and Damon from New Zealand, from Columbia to Santiago Chile. After that, I was on my own.

This was an exciting trip for a number of reasons. It was over 30,000 miles thru Latin America and the Andes mountains, and I didn't speak much Spanish. There was also the small detail of the Darien Gap. And, then there was "Death Road" in Bolivia - supposedly the most dangerous road in the world.

Anyway, I blogged about the entire journey right here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Darien Crossing II - Puerto Obaldia Panama

I left Capurgana and was stuck in Puerto Obaldia Panama for a week waiting for a Cargo boat.  This tiny village was the exact opposite of Capurgana - it was a truly boring place.  Most travelers fly out of the tiny air strip there going to Panama City.  But myself and several others were taking the path less traveled and looking to hitch a ride on a cargo boat.  Another traveler, Roberto from Chile, was stuck there too and we were getting desperate.  We even resorted to playing Bingo with the mature ladies of the village to stave off the boredom.  At one point several of us actually went looking for a boat captain at a nearby Kuna Yala Indian village.  We traveled there by boat but ended up stranded and had to walk back, hiking thru the jungle in the Darien Gap.





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