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Mar 5, 2011 - Yaviza/Darien - Pics Need Captions

This is Carnaval weekend but not much happening in Meteti so we got a long nites sleep. With bus stop just 100' from the hospedaje it was a piece of cake...the minibus picked us up at 8:15 and we arr in Yaviza at 9:30 - the road is 90% smooth asphalt. Off the minivan the police informed us we must register after we get settled - nice fellows, actually, I think they are really army! We ckd the hostel mentioned in the LP (Hostel 3 Americas) but due to floods (2) in December they were still trying to fix the place up, water had been 6-8' up...

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Mar 4, 2011 - The Darien/Meteti

We leave for bus terminal at 6am for our ride to the end of the road! Darien It took 2 hours to get away from Panama City into the countrysideclear cutng, clearcut hills on narrow 2 lane road full of patched potholls...bumpy. The pastureland iBrahmand by Brahmin cows/cattle rain foreste rainforest remaining. Sometime past halfway the road became all quite new asphalt, no bumps. We turned onto road to Santa Fe and discovered again the old, bumpy road in and out of town, ha! We arr in Meteti around 2:30 and hiked back and forth to several ON...

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Feb 12, 2011 - Yaviza - Panama

February 11, 2011 I am in Yaviza. End of the road in North America. To get here I went through four military check points and had to register with the police when I got to town. At the second check point I was searched very thoroughly. So well in fact that everything came out of my tool bag. This is the ‘best’ search I have had since leaving Canada. Between checks two and three they radioed ahead to let them know I was coming. Security. Yaviza is hot. Not quite as hot as Pedasi but still hot. The road was surprisingly good. When I...

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