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Update and immidiate plans

Long over due I know, but people were on vacation here!

sunny 30 °C

Ok, so I've heard talk of a few parents calling one another wondering where the hell their children are and why they aren't keeping in contact! Well, the answer is, were living it up soaking up the sun on deserted white sand beaches. Actually, Costa Rica was a blur of experiences (To be blogged later) which left us exhausted, let alone no extra time to haul ourselves to the nearest internet cafe.

So here I sit in our hostel in Panama City blogging my ass off to keep everyone in the loop!

Alrighty, hold on to your hats, this plans gonna come out quick! First of, we are taking a sailboat from the Caribbean coast of Panama to the northern tip of Columbia. The sailboat, as we've learned today, is 47' cruising yacht capable of taking approximately ten passengers. The itinerary is this: Tomorrow afternoon we head to the coast to board the yacht and spend the night at anchorage. Saturday morning we sail out to the San Blas Archipelago, getting or exit stamps from Panama. There we will spend another night at anchorage, no doubt snorkeling to our hearts content. Next day we sail to another island in the archipelago and do it all over again, soak up some sun, bake on the pristine (nearly empty) beaches, and to cool off, snorkel for a couple hours. From the last of the San Blas islands, its a three day sail to Cartagena, Columbia. Here we intend to spend the only extended period of time in Columbia. SCUBA Diving, exploring the city, and a national park are all on the agenda. From there, we intend on taking four days to get to the Ecuadorian border and crossing ASAP. In Ecuador, a river rafting tour is a must, as well as a hike of some description. After Ecuador, Peru comes in fast! We head straight for Cuzco and Machu Pichu taking alost 50 hours in bus rides! AHHH! From there, depending on time, we go to Lake Titikaka for a few days and then off to the Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are the crazy designs you have all seen on the discovery channel that are still one of the worlds greatest mysteries. After our airplane tour of the Lines, its back up to Miraflores (outskirts of Lima) to await our flight home!

Its short but sweet, if much changes, you'll read about it in future blogs, possibly as its happening! Anyways I hope the parents can rest a little easier now that you've got a rough itinerary for the rest of our trip! (which by the way, only has 5 weeks left!! WOAH!)

take it easy everyone,

Happy trails,

Ryan

P.S.: Mom I'm going to try calling you at work tomorrow, it was much to busy in the common room here at the hostel tonight to have called. I'll try my hardest to get a hold of you, but just in case I don't, I am alive and well were doing gret, seeing some incredible things..still! I love you, I'm sorry I missed you in Costa Rica. Miss you,

Love Ryan

Posted by Nomad18 21:46 Archived in Panama Tagged backpacking

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buenos tardes y muchas mas de canada. por que usted no habla espanol? es posible par el tim

empo o es porque usted tengo prisa? no se porque pero quando usted es en panama ( y otros) es mejor , no mas que eso, habla en espanol todos los dios y luego es muy facil. adios, hasta la vista, vamos buenos y quedarses buenos, su madrey su padre y keegan, el perro agradable.

by coribel

Hey there sweet pea, I'm so thrilled that you managed to get me at the office yesterday for a good long chat. You sound healthy and well brimming with exciting experiences. I look forward to chatting with you face to face at home. I hope the weather is fair and sunny for you while sailing threw those islands and on to Columbia. Maybe you'll find dolphins to swim with again! Looking forward to all those lovely coctail pictures, sounds like the three amigos know how to keep hydrated. . . wait thats the wrong kind of liquid! Congratulations on being accepted at U of Waterloo and Queens!! Good work little one. We miss you like crazy and I am now officially counting the weeks until your return and in May I'll be down to days. Play safe out there guys, Much love to all of you, Mom and Dad xoxoxox

by coribel

Hi Ryan So good to hear from you and your buddies. Thanks so much for the update on your itinerary. It just seems so unreal to me - all these places you're visiting and all the experiences you're having. Sent your Mom a scholarship application from my ham radio association, but she'll probably have to fill it in for you as it is due May1. Take care and enjoy all the adventures yet to come. Betty wants to say that she's enjoying your blogs as much as I am xoxo yorpapa

by yorpapa

hey there!
man.. sounds like such an awesome trip with so many amazing experiences. im glad you guys are gettin to take it all in. the sailboat trip sounds amazing. all that snorkeling and lazing it up on the beach.. definitely the way to go. anyways, glad to hear you guys are still having an amazing time, i'll talk to ya later. take it easy! especially in columbia!
justin

by twiceborn

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