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LEFT PANAMA TO COSTA RICA October 31, 2014

Left Panama City at 8 am,  leaving our friend Carlos from Venezuela who has become a Panamanian,  and all it costs is $2400 including the lawyers fee's.  Venezuela  makes the rest of Central America look like a safe place. He said it is so dangerous there for any one,  in Caracas they average 65 murders on the weekend and told us never to go there. Will have to head to Columbia Falls then.


 


Headed for Port Chiriqui which is on the Atlantic Coast and basically a shithole. Was a great road through the mountains,  especially if you were a good biker. When I arrived I realized we had to leave and head up to the next town at the border which was an hour an half away and arrived in the darkness of night for a change at Changuinola . Got another fine hotel and  we're up early in the morning to get to the border. I had 3 cups of amazing coffee at the supermarket which was better than anything star backs makes .


and only 45 cents. 


The border crossing is real tiny and was a breeze to cross only took  an hour and fifteen and we were in Costa Rica on the Atlantic Ocean, I think.


This is the home of Chiquita Bananas ! Went to Port Viejo which is a tourist town with nice beaches and we drove to the end of the road where we parked off for awhile. I played some soccer with the kids on the beach and Tom patrolled town and charmed the ladies at his coffee café. I went for a quick swim and we then headed to Limon which is another huge port  and then 107 km to the capital San Jose which took 3 hours cause there are just hundreds of lorries with containers heading back and forth, slow going . Found a hostal where  we were the oldest guys there and a unisex dorm, why, why, why ? The bathroom was a dandy an architectural masterpiece worth the hefty price !  Hopefully when I get old I learn from this, but I doubt it. After the Quinta Real life will never be the same.............


 

Central America on a motorbike

  1. 2 Gringo's and 3 Amigo's Saturday, September 27, 2014
  2. MEXICAN BORDER TO CREEL Friday, October 3 and 4 2014
  3. CREEL TO BORDER Sunday, October 5 and 6 2014 TO ZACATECA
  4. PUEBLA (October 8,and 9 2014) PUEBLA TO TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
  5. MEXICO TO GUATEMALA Sunday, October 12, 2014
  6. SAN SALVADOR (October 13 and 15 2014)CROWNED IN SAN SALVADOR
  7. ADIOS SAN SALVADOR (October 16,and 19 2014)EL SALVADOR TO HONDURAS TO NICARAGUA
  8. GRENADA TO OMETEPE - OMETEPE (October 20and 22, 2014
  9. SAN JUAN DEL SUR October 22, 2014
  10. NICARAGUA TO COSTA RICA October 23, 2014
  11. JACO TO SIERPE TO PORTE JIMENEZ October 25, 2014
  12. COSTA RICA TO PANAMA October 26, 2014
  13. PANAMA October 28, 2014
  14. LEFT PANAMA TO COSTA RICA October 31, 2014
  15. LOST MY WAY IN SAN JOSE November 1, 2014
  16. HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE November 1, 2014
  17. SAN JUAN DEL SUR November 2, 2014
  18. NICARAGUA, HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR IN 12 HOURS ( November 4, 2014)
  19. SAN SALVADOR MOUNTAIN RIDE (November 6, 2014)
  20. TO GUATEMALA CITY ( November 9, 2014)
  21. TOM HOME
  22. ANTIGUA (November 10, 2014
  23. LAGO DE ATITLAN (November 11, 2014)
  24. LAKE ( November 12, 2014)
  25. SAMUC CHAMPEY (November 12, 2014)
  26. SAMUC TO FLORES IN 13 HOURS ( November 13, 2014)
  27. MAYAN GOD'S STRIKE OUT ( November 18, 2014)
  28. NO BAD DAYS IN CABO WABO (17 -23 NOVEMBER 2014
  29. CABO NORTH TO USA (December 7, 2014)
  30. LEAVING CABO WABO
  31. DAY 2 UP BAJA (December 8, 2014)
  32. PONCHO'S BEACH TO MIKE'S SKY RANCH ( December 9, 2014)
  33. FINAL DAY TO PALM DESERT USA

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