Diego Carvalho

Brazilian guy discovering what life has to offer..
  • Day22

    8°40'0" N 77°25'0" W

    November 26, 2014 in Panama

    Flying from Puerto Obaldia to Panama City

    Bought a ticket on Air Panama to fly from Puerto Obaldia to Panama City.
    First of all, it is such a joke the amount of money the guys charge to drive you on a speedboat from La Miel or Sapzurro to Puerto Obaldia. They know you have no options left, so they charge whatever they want to. I paid 55$. Felt ripped off.
    Well, anyhow, getting there you have to pass though the Police Station and open up all your bags and most of the times take it all off to show you have nothing like drugs, ,guns, or whatever they are looking for.
    Then you walk to the Air Panama Office to check in, which is close to the square and from there walk to the "airport". All two minutes walk.
    I met a lot of Cubans trying to "scape" from Cuba by flying to Equador, crossing all over Colombia as ilegals and finally getting their "freedom" by heading to Panama City. Some of them stay there and some others try to go all the way up till the US. All ilegally. So dangerous.
    Well, back to the flight. Mine got overbook and guess who had to stay for one night in a 5 star hotel in the charming Puerto Obaldia?
    Well, at least i met this really nice Colombian man who lives in Panama City. We had loads of good talks.
    You will fly on a small plane but the whole trip is enjoyable. Really beautiful sights from the Caribbean sea to the Darie forest when you finally reach Panama City with its high buildings. Such a nice view.
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  • Day2

    8°38'4" N 77°21'4" W

    November 6, 2014 in Colombia

    A walk from Capurgana, Colombia to La Miel, Panama.

    As you cant drive or take a bus to cross the border, you have two options. Take a speedboat, which is nice for once and if you have you luggage with you, or you can walk inside the Darien Jungle to get to the other side, passing by the charming (errrr, ok) village of Supzurro.
    You just have to follow the signs or you can ask aroung how to manage to get to Sapzurro from Capurgana. It is a 45 minute easy walk and pretty much anyone can do it.
    From Sapzurro to La Miel you have stairs to climb up the mountains that separates the two countries. Just make sure you cross the border before 5pm.
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  • Day0

    10°24'49" N 75°32'1" W

    November 4, 2014 in Colombia

    Where it all began.

    I started my trip in Cartagena on November 4th. From there i took two buses to get to Turbo, a small city where you can get a boat to Capurgana. From Capurgana i went to Sapzurro and then, finally, crossed the boarder to Panama, heading in La Miel.
    First you have to take a speedboat to Puerto Obaldia to get your entry stamp in Panama (dont forget to take the exit stamp while in Capurgana. otherwise you will have to go back and forth again).Read more

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