Monthly Archives: June 2007

The Drive 26 – Panama, Central America – 2007

I went to the CCL agency today to see if I get lucky and the ship for Monday has been delayed to Tuesday. But I have no such luck. Ms. Smith is not there, and the lady in the front

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The Drive 25 – Panama, Central America – 2007

Today was another adventure. It required a lot of patience, some luck, and a lot of gut. I left my hotel around 8:30 to investigate the 4 shipping agencies that Omar showed me yesterday. I found out about 4 more

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The Drive 24 – Panama, Central America – 2007

Will it ever slow down? Perhaps never… I took off at 6:30 AM today because the hotel I stayed at last night was close to the main street. Which meant I woke up today to the sound of trucks using

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The Drive 23 – Panama, Central America – 2007

I can’t wait to get out of Central America. The corruption here is disgusting. I’m talking, of course, about the border crossing. I hire a guy, because I get a feeling this crossing’s gonna be tough. Exiting out of Costa

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The Drive 22 – Costa Rica, Central America – 2007

Today will always be remembered. Always. As such, it was the first day that I truly regretted having a broken camera. But perhaps it’s for the best; it could have demystified the surreal experience. I get in touch with Alvaro

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The Drive 21 – Costa Rica, Central America – 2007

Today is going to be a long day. Why? Mostly because I was too adamant about getting a tan yesterday. I could have put some sunscreen on yesterday, but no. I decided to forgo that process because I wanted instant

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The Drive 20 – Costa Rica, Central America – 2007

Today was the first day I really, really got to relax. As in, I got to do anything and everything I wanted to do today without having to be on the road. So I took my time, but having slept

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The Drive 19 – Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Central America – 2007

If Los Angeles is a thousand suburbs looking for a city, then Nicaragua must be 5 million people looking for a country. Today’s border crossing was the most difficult I’ve ever had to do. I still do not understand half

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The Drive 18 – Honduras, Central America – 2007

Yesterday was the worst day on this trip. We drove from Rio Dulce to Copan, and the border crossing was short and sweet. We finally got to Copan, and Fiona and I split up and promise to meet back at

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The Drive 17 – Guatemala, Central America – 2007

I woke up in the middle of the night, listening to some crazy howling noises. I thought it was the snoring campers set up next to me. I stayed up for a few minutes, frightened. It turned out to be

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