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Feb 28, 2010 - Sailing in the San Blas

I arrived in El Porvenir (the only airport in the San Blas islands) on a small Air Panama plane very early Saturday morning. The sailing boat Andiamo was supposed to pick me up in the early afternoon. El Porvenir, the capital of the Comarca de Kuna Yala (a semi-autonomous region within Panama populated by the indigenous Kuna people) is on a very small island. The landing strip crosses the whole island! There is one basic hotel. I was glad to have a book to read. I hung out around the hotel and the beach for hours, waiting for Andiamo which...

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Jun 29, 2007 - El Porvenir: Adrift...lost at sea

The main aim for being in Panama City was its from here that you find out about and book yourself onto boats sailing across the Caribbean Sea to Colombia. This proved not to be a problem as no sooner had I booked into the hostel then I was approached by two captains selling passage. Leo, an Argentinean, had space on his boat for 6 people leaving next week and this got me interested. Talking some more he mentioned he was actually leaving early tomorrow morning to move the boat from one Panamanian port, El Porvenir in teh San Blas islands to...

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EZ Duz it!

May 20, 2007 - Aruba to San Blas Islands

Now Penny has left for her travels it is now up to me to do the updates on the web site. As you are all aware Penny's stories are far more entertaining than the boring old accountant's. I have a novel way to do this by using parts of Phil's update (Phil is the other crewman) as he has been writing some very amusing stuff. So here we go and any comments from avid readers will be appreciated. On the boat we now have Captain Max, Crewman Phil , Crewman John and also Otto the auto pilot. Otto spits the dummy quite often, particularly when...

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Dec 25, 2006 - San Blas

Ich verlebe traumhafte Wochen mit Mark in San Blas. Jeden Tag Segeln wir zu uns noch unbekannten Inseln. Das reizvolle hier ist die Kombination aus Trauminseln und den Kuna Indios. Die Kunas sind sind einzigartig in vielen Wegen. Von allen Indigenas in Amerika haben sie ihre Kultur und Tradition am Besten erhalten. Sie haben bis heute die volle autonome Kontrolle ueber ihr Gebiet. Keinem Auslaender ist es erlaubt Land zu kaufen, was die unglaublichen schoenen Inseln vor dem Ausverkauf schuetzt. Sie sind extrem friedlich und Gewalt und...

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Patrick on the road

Nov 17, 2006 - San Blas

San Blas Inseln Die San Blas Inseln sind der wahrgewordene karibische Traum. 370 Inseln in kristallklaren Wasser. Nur wenige sind bewohnt und viele sind sooo klein- nur eine Palme hat darauf Platz. Wir relaxen ein paar Tage hier und verbringen unsere Zeit mit schnorcheln, fischen, lesen usw.

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Patrick on the road

Jun 27, 2006 - SAN BLAS INSELN - Panama

Brauchts Worte zu diesen Bildern ? Da diese Eintraege vor allem auch als mein Reisetagebuch dienen, und ich einige Facts doch noch festhalten will, weil ich die wohl ansonsten vergesse, verliere ich doch noch ein paar Worte ueber den Segeltrip mit der "Stahlratte" Nach Papierkram erledigen sind wir am fruehen Vormittag am Donnerstag losgesegelt. Es lagen rund 42 Segelstunden vor uns. Die ersten hats schon nach einer Stunde flachgelegt, Seekrankheit hiess die Diagnose, und zwar genau diese Leute, welche sich ueber mich lustig gemacht haben,...

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KARIN GOES FAR

Feb 1, 2006 - San Blas

Well I must say that it has been another day in paradise...We are staying on an island that looks like a postcard. Literally, white sand, turquise water, and palm trees galore. Our hotel is on its own island, and even better right over the carribean sea. The days are hot, and we spend them swimming, snorkeling 60 year old shipwrecks, snacking on fresh coconuts, drinking cervezas, taking adventerous boat rides on the open sea, visiting the Kuna communities, and eating food fresh from the sea!!! Trust us the days are hard....The Archepeligo...

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Dec 15, 2005 - San Blas Islands - home of the Kuna Yala

We had an early morning flight. We were up at 4:00 a.m. to get to the Albrook Airport (domestic flights), for a 7:00 AM flight. Getting to the airport turned into a bit of a nail-biter, as we arrived at the last minute, and then inadvertenly waited in the wrong line to get our boarding passes. By then we had less than 15 minutes to departure, and still had not checked our bags, nor obtained our boarding passes. We were quite certain we had missed the flight. Not so in Panama. They seemed totally calm - just yelled out the door to hold the...

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Aug 21, 2005 - The Kuna Yala Experience

We continue this saga as of Friday 19.08.05..... We woke very early - 4am, to get to the secondary airport of Panama City, for today we were going to the Archipelago de San Blas, just off the north western coast of Panama. We rode to Albrook Airport in possibly the most derelict car i have ever been in - quite a feat considering where i have been in my travels! Every door was almost falling off its hinges and at least one of the windows was jammed shut with wooden wedges; the driver's seat was broken and leaned on an angle sideways and a...

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May 1, 2005 - Kuna Yala

Kuna Yala means the land of the Kuna. It's an autonomous region along the northern coast of Panama and I've booked five days on one of the many little islands there. They're remote and have few places where tourists can stay so you really need to make arrangements in advance, which took days because it was really hard to get hold of the guy I wanted to speak to. Later I came to realise it wasn't because they were disorganised, but because the island villages boast about one phone each. From Panama City, an hours' flight in a light plane-...

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