Hitchhiking a yacht down the Panama Canal

We were eating lunch at anchor when someone spotted the crocodile (or cayman) swimming slowly by. I gawked at it with the rest of my crew. That's a bit scary - I thought - I was swimming in this water earlier this morning! Even scarier, perhaps, is the fact that minutes earlier I had been... Continue Reading →

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Experimenting with timelessness in Limones, or How to Walk into Costa Rica

Ever since my Nexus 5x stopped working, things have been getting stranger and stranger... (skip down to The Hike to read about our beach hike from Panama into Costa Rica) It started 9 or 10 days ago. I was at Mamallena Hostel in Boquete preparing to leave the next day for Limones, and then onwards to... Continue Reading →

Finding Limones [blog 037]

I would like to tell you a tale of my 24 hours spent finding Limones -- that is, finding my friends, Nadir and Tonguy, in Limones, Panama.  Finding Limones was a quest best summed up by a few facts: A few days ago my phone stopped working I left Boquete to find my friends in... Continue Reading →

The 7 best hikes of Boquete, Panama

1. Baru Volcano - all about the view Not Easy 27 km roundtrip Entrance: $5 Let's start with the big one. At 3,475 meters, Volcan Baru is the highest elevation in Panama. From the Boquete side, the hike is not technically difficult - in fact, there is a dirt/rock road leading all the way to the top.... Continue Reading →

5 countries in 1 day

I've been on tour with Slothrust in Europe for the last week, and so yesterday I set a personal record when we passed through 5 countries in 1 day. The countries, in order, were England (UK), France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. The highlight was the ferry crossing from Dover, England to Calais, France. We drove... Continue Reading →

The 4-day PCT VIDEO LOG

Back in June, I spent 4 days on the Pacific Crest Trail to solo hike 50 miles with minimal preparation, an overfilled backpack, and my favorite California chocolates. I blogged it here. I also took some video (until my phone died).   (Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows (Mile 650-700), California, USA) Music: Nice Dreams  

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