Happy New Year!
I guess I have confused many people by my timeline…I was trying to keep all my posts in order, which are always behind my actual travel time. Currently my blog still has me in Mexico, yet I crossed into El Salvador 12-31-09. I am about two weeks behind in my posts now and I am sorry. When I do a Twitter update, that is up-to-the minute.
Best thing to do is to read the date at the top of the post–what I write, and not the date that the post actually went up.
I am finding it difficult to travel, keep up with the posts, and be authentically “in” my experience and do a stellar job with my blog. Plus, now, I need to be spending more time doing internet research because I need to somehow get across the Darien Gap.
For those o you not familiar with it, I quote from Wikipedia:
“The Darién Gap is a large swath of undeveloped swampland and forest separating Panama (Central America) and Colombia (South America). It measures just over 160 km (99 mi) long and about 50 km (31 mi) wide. It is not possible to cross between South America and Central America by land without passing through the Darién Gap. Roadbuilding through this area is expensive, and the environmental toll is steep. Political consensus in favor of road construction has not emerged. There is no road connection through the Darién Gap connecting North/Central America with South America. It is therefore the missing link of the Pan-American Highway.”
Click here for more info.
I have to take a plane or boat. And somehow I have to get my motorcycle across as well.