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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Panama City II

This was my second trip to Panama City but the first time I didnt get to see the city as I was on a tight schedule to meet my sailboat in Carti.  Again, I stayed at Mamallena Backpacker's Hostel (all you can eat pancakes for breakfast) and this time I spent a few days wandering the city, like many in Latin America, a cross between old and new.

 A fashion shoot in the Old Town


Panama City doubled as a city in Colombia and the International Institute of Culture building was transformed into the “Grand Andean Hotel” for the Jame Bond film - Quantum of Solace.

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