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So long Pais, Ola Panama!

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Our last couple days in Mal Pais didn´t include puking, purging, and bubbly blisters, but there was four by fouring, refreshing waterfalls, and an island full of dead guys. This is me at the entrance to an island cemetary that you can only get to when the tide is out, Wendy fought two zombies with conch shell shoulder pads here, but I wasn´t able to take a picture because her ninja jabs are lightning quick....

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The trail we took on our quad ride had many features, including a feature film starring Steven Seagul playing a Samurai Surfer who rides sharks instead of surf boards. Another feature was this pristine little beach we found. Wendy has perfected the ¨Stretched out arm shots¨, wouldn´t you say?

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At the end of our trail we hiked about 30mins down a mosquito infested river and stumbled upon this little gem. It was a nice change to swim in fresh water and get some of the sand out of our pores. I climbed the rocks behind us and hucked a few gainers, prolly got like 13 feet of air each time.

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After our 6th straight pancake breakfast we said goodbye to Tranq-uillo Backpackers and Mal Pais. I think there is a hostel coming up called ¨Klitrollio Backpackers¨ so stay tuned for that picture.

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We flew out of San Jose to Panama City and we had read in the Lonely Planet that it´s cheapest to take the local bus they are called ¨Diablos Rojo¨(Red Devils) and rip through the steets like a carnival ride, only with MORE children hanging out the sides. Wendy and I = only white folks on bus. It was about an hour long ride of knee lickin¨ fun when our bus smashed into the back of a car and we followed the que of Panamaniens to the shoulder of a highway and yeilded another graffiti blasted chariot! They sort of look like the BustLoose party buses back home.

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Our first night in, we met a young tender Brazilian (who has since become our personal translator) and two chicks from California looking to party. We all met up at giant yellow house converted into a bar that was having there opening night! Rock n roll, two local punk rockers playing chess, 2 dollar beers and a few rounds of Tequila and our night was spent! We pounded water in the morning and were still able to make it some amazing ruins and suck in some history. Weeeeeeee

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The enemy attacking us....

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As time tends to fly when your travelling, it is our last day in Panama so we did what any good tourist would do and went to the Panama Canal. It was really interesting, 14,000 of these massive boats inch through the canal by only 1 foot each side every year, this was one of the 35 today.

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And the epic main locks that let the boats through while the water level is displaced.

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Ecuador jungles, here we COME!

Hi Mom, this proves Im still alive.

Posted by TeamTranklit 19:22 Archived in Panama

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The Klitrollio Backpackers hostel looks awesome! Glad to hear that Wendy is no longer purging - the bikini looks awesome by the way!! I'm surprised Steve didn't make Wendy run around on the ground as he was shooting his arrow out the window. Still waiting for pictures of gruesome meals... :)

by Sheri

From purging to zombies: Excellent. The stretched arm shots are fab...it's always excellent to meet Brazilians where'er you go....and welcome to another country. We follow you, and your pancakes, eagerly! - Stephen

by Stephen

Fantastic pics! I'm so glad you are both still alive, and still have your sense of humour. Very anxious to hear whether blood still flows after the jungles of Ecuador :) Have fun, my brave ones - Thundercats - HO!

by Mary Lynn Manwell

PS So nice and welcoming of them to rename the hostel after you, Miss Woo.

by Stephen

Dear Ecuador Jungle,
What have you done with my lovely daughter and her gallant boyfriend? Please spit them out soon. Or at the very least, send pictures. We like pictures.
Thank you.

by Dalry

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