Tag Archive: Darien

Feb 06

Quiet Villages, Loud Machine Guns

Arriving in Jaque

Jaque After pulling away from the good ship Victoria our lancha whipped us towards land.  We bounced across the surf and over a sandbar before entering a small natural breakwater.  We had arrive in Jaque. Now that we were here, the next stage of our journey to Buenaventura, Colombia would be to hire a lancha …

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Feb 06

The Good Ship Victoria C.

Meeting Victoria The outboard engine roared as we bounced across the dark waters reflecting the lights of Panama city.  It was 8pm on a thursday night and we were in a small dinghy being taxied out to Victoria C. the cargo boat that would be our ride for the first leg of our journey into …

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Feb 05

Stage 7: Colombia and the Darien Gap AKA Operation: VICTORY LAP!!!

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And so it all comes down to this: the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Zack y Tony.    Indeed, Operation: Wrong Way!, Operation: Fish Tacos!, Operation: Tequila! Tequila!, Operation: Glorious Ruination!, Operation: Jungle Boogie!, and Operation: Enduring Freedom! have all been completed, so just one more operation – Operation: VICTORY LAP!!! – …

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Feb 04

Confronting the Darién Gap

DARIEN GAP

The Final 90 km Having arrived in Panama City, it was time for Tony and I to finally confront a problem that we had been slowly approaching ever since turning south in San Francisco:  There is no road to Colombia. Remarkably, the Darien Gap as it is known is the only break in the Pan-American Highway …

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