25 August 2010

Global Delinquents #3: Carti Mulaturpo, Panama


The commute between Colombia and Panama was one of the most challenging of my entire journey: 11 hours on uncomfortable, turbulent speed-boats; 2 hours by motorized canoe; 3 hours by jeep on horrible, unmade roads; and very little food along the way - I think I ate 2 meals and 3 or 4 pieces of bread in 2 days.

The saving grace of the entire journey was spending a night with Kuna Indians off the coast of Panama on one of the San Blas islands. We stayed there unexpectedly as it was too dangerous to continue by boat in the approaching darkness.

Most of the Indians were lovely and amazing but the two chaps above asked to see our ID before they let us in.

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