we made it to our final country in central america. it’s a pretty big milestone for us. and, though we are done with the heat and pretty ready to move onto to what lies ahead in south america, i have to say that panama has been a pleasant surprise in many ways. first, the border crossing at rio serreno was our favorite on the entire trip so far. it was in a tiny mountain town where we spent less than an hour.
so, panama has been a mix of misty mountain towns, hot sunny islands and a crowded, noisy city to end the final central american adventure. i’ve been really neglecting the blog, i’ll admit. but, i think i’ve hit a point in the trip where it was hard to know what to write about. we have definitely been in a holding pattern, waiting to get to cooler weather and different cultural experiences.
i think its also hitting us that we are now very far from our social network: family, friends, coworkers, etc. we left a lot behind in louisville and we are definitely starting to feel that loss. travel is a wonderful way to learn about yourself and the world. but, i think it sometimes teaches you just as much about what is really important in life based on what you miss/don’t miss from life back home. there are a lot of things about american culture that we don’t miss at all, but the people in our lives, we miss dearly.
on that note, i think i’ll wrap this one up. i’m gonna leave you a few pics from the last few days. but, we have a special treat that we’re working on involving some ride footage from panama. so check back soon for that…