No fun cyclingFebruary 19, 2020 in Panama ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C
After a day of great cycling, we had a really bad cycling day. The road after Soná was busy and there was no shoulder. Plus, the headwinds were very strong, so it was no fun cycling.
After Santiago, we got back on the Panamerican Highway. At least, we had a shoulder, but still lots of traffic, strong headwinds and boring scenery. The best thing was that we met Bart, a Dutch cyclist, who we had a quick chat with.
However, the people here make a difference. Jonny and Becky had given us a contact in Aguadulce who we could stay with. The family was just amazing! The parents, 3 kids, a lot of cousins who visited during school holidays (maybe 6), the daughter's boyfriend, 7 dogs (I think) and a cat - all sleeping in 4 bedrooms and sharing 2 bathrooms. And they even prepared a bedroom for us, so we had some privacy. They also spoilt us with lunch and dinner and some fresh fruit juices. At night, we went to the local beach for a game of volleyball and some fun on the playground. The guys had competitions on who is fastest in climbing the jungle gym or running across the balancing tyres. We were pretty tired after our day on the bikes and were happy to return at 11:30pm. But we had so much fun! By the way, it was still 29°C at that time...Read more