We had to make a bit of a stop along the way as two members of our group crashed after trying to hug on the bike. Thankfully everyone was ok - just bruised and scraped.
And then we were back on our way!
What's possibly better than cows? A pig on a leash.
The Costa Rican-Panamanian border! Aka "the dodgy bridge"
You think I'm kidding about the dodgy bridge...
It was with much delight that we were finally allowed into Panama after only TWO hours of border shenanigans on both sides, much improved over our experience leaving Nicaragua.
Next stop, the water taxi!
20 people and all our luggage fit in that. It was a little bit scary but you learn to just take a blase attitude in a 3rd world country!
Our destination for the next two days was Bocas Del Toro, a group of islands in the Caribbean off the coast of Panama. It's a pretty cool and crazy place full of beaches, nature and backpackers.
Hotel lobby upon arriving from the water
View from every restaurant and bar
Ride map and profile