Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. motobiko

    motobiko biko I rido

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    They also love apple jacks. Carry an bag of them, you can just stop, throw a handful on the ground, and watch the little guys come running!
  2. Travelin

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    Hey Lalo!

    I dont think I will make it to Panama, and you are leaving there soon anyhow arent you? Maybe if you are in Africa/Europe at end of year I will see you there. I am planning a trip that way late in the year for sure. Possibly a couple months, or maybe more if I can get up the courage you have to unload my worldly goods. As you say, time will tell. It is good to know you thought of doing this 20 years. Mine has only been a couple years. Hopefully I dont ponder another 18!

    I wanted to ask you where you are arriving in Europe, and what you are seeing there and the same for Africa. Curious of your route/stops.

    As I follow your travels I keep adding to my never ending bucket list :)

    Buenas tardes Lalo
  3. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    My plan is to get to Europe in May of this year for the summer.
    I am not sure what my route and plans will be yet.
    I will probably start from Spain.
    But I know I want to hit all the countries there.
    I just kind of plan one day at a time.
    Things change so quickly, it gives me more flexibility that way.
    See you in Europe
    Lalo
  4. flyingdutchman177

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    Nick and I went for a hike in the rain forest in Volcan Baru National Park

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  5. flyingdutchman177

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    One of the only places in Panama where the old growth rain forest still exists. The rest has been cut down to make way for ranches and cows

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    Found these kids living in the shack deep in the forest.
    I wondered where they got their food

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    We camped near the hot springs in Caldera

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  8. AT86

    AT86 Been here awhile

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    Hi Lalo
    that sounds graet. In summer i am travelling a lot because of my job, so maybe we meet up more than just once while you are in europe.
    When will you continue your travel on the boat these days ?
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    The hot springs themselves were just ok.
    They were small, shallow and hot.
    Plus you had to pay 2 or 3 dollars a day to use them
    But the cool thing about them is there is this friendly, wild monkey that hangs out there and she will take a dip with you

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  10. flyingdutchman177

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    More monkey pictures

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  11. flyingdutchman177

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    CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO of me and the monkey in the hot springs
    It is really funny

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  12. flyingdutchman177

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    After playing with the monkey in the hot springs, we headed to the beach town of Santa Catalina. It is another small surf town on the pacific coast. And when I say "small"......I mean the town.....not the surf.
    We rode our motorcycles out on the beach and went for a swim. In this picture, check out how far the water was from our bikes. We didn't realize it.......but the tide was coming in..........FAST!!!!!!

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    We were out playing in the waves for about 15 minutes and some guy came out and said we needed to go move our bikes as the tide was coming in fast and the water was at our bikes. Here is what we found when we turned around and looked at our bikes on the beach.......

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    We had all of our stuff piled up on our bikes and by the time we moved everything off, we were well in the water

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    Poor Nick didn't move his bike fast enough and the kickstand sunk in to the sand and his bike fell over. And all of his riding gear fell in to the water. Everything was wet and covered in sand.
    And to make maters worse, there was a river that we crossed coming on to the beach. It was only a few inches deep when we crossed it at low tide. But when the tide came in, the river got waste deep with salt water. I was able to make it across (just barely). But poor Nick didn't and he and his bike had to stay and camp on the beach all night on the other side of the river

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    Well, Nick got up early and took off. He is catching a cargo plane for Colombia. He had to leave early so he could cross the river at low tide.
    I got up and rented a Channel Islands surf board and surfed at this hollow point break here at Santa Catalina Panama.
    I caught one of the longest rights (wave) of my life! The take offs were really steep and it would barrel over you on the drop ins. It was pretty scarry because the waves broke over a shallow reef.
    So far, I have surfed in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and now Panama.
    Cowabunga dude!

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  17. flyingdutchman177

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    I have a sail boat to Colombia schedules for the 21st of this month.
    That is all the commitments I have made so far.
  18. MotoGypsy

    MotoGypsy Occasional rambler

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    Hi Ed, great monkey video -- thats funny! You've truly moved on and thats super.

    It seems like your GS has been really reliable so far. Any major maintenace coming up when you get to Columbia...?

    Have fun!
    Steve
  19. quimexa

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    Ed, did you cross to Panama at Rio Sereno border or Paso Canoas? how was it?
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    I just found this one and read it all, start to finish/now this afternoon at work. (it has been a slow day:D) Great RR:clap
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