Day 365: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile I made it! I’m alive! I didn’t die of loneliness, shark attack or fall off Machu Picchu! A year ago I couldn’t fathom how far I would come in just one year. It’s been incredible. It also occurred to me that most people have only been reading for [...]
Day 113: San Blas Islands, Panama I’m sailing to Colombia and I’ve had a lot of time to the boat to reflect about everything I’ve learned in the last 4 months with travel in Central America (and Mexico). Not every post can be a great piece of literary work but I have learned a few [...]
I was on the fence as to whether I should sail from Panama to Colombia. The accounts of the trip were polarizing; some people had a disasterous time with cokehead captains beaching their ship on sand bars while they spent the entire time seasick but then there were those who said it was a highlight of their trip.
Although it’s Panama City’s biggest tourist attraction, I decided to go see the local markets instead.
Day 110: Panama City, Panama Panama City is a beautiful city and by far the nicest and safest in Central America. Its American influence is prevalent in the financial district and it feels like a modern city. However, one of the most famous streets, Avenida Central, feels like I’ve transported back in time 30 years [...]
Day 105: Fortuna Cloud Forest, Panama When a local coffee grower decides to go organic he earns the nickname “El Loco,” at least that’s what happened to Don Cune. After years of blasting his crops with pesticides he became concerned about the number of deaths and cancer-related ailments in the area. Each day he’d come home [...]