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please help stuck in mexico

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1. Posted by brianog (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

hello my girlfriend and i are flying into mexico city and are plannig to travel all around south america....but heard a rumour that you cannot travel by land further than panama city is this true???? is there a boat...please help irish pair

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

You can actually travel further than Panama City in Central America, but it is indeed not possible to cross the overland boarder at the Darian Gap to Colombia, because of violent Colombian guerilla groups (FARC). An option to get from Panama to South America is either flying or taking a sailing boat from the San Blas area to Cartagena in Colombia. When I was in Panama city I saw a few adds for the latter and if I would have had more time, I would have loved to go on such a trip.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 2, 2008, at 3:16 PM by steff ]

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

there are no roads through the Darien Gap,so it is flying to Colombia,Cartagena is very beautyful and quiet safe.
for flights check Copa Airline/Panama or Avianca/Colombia
By sailboat along Kuna Yala (San Blas Islands) would be a fantastic trip if you have the time.dont know how much it cost.If you can afford it do it!I visited several times
the Islands and the Kunas,it is a great sailing between this tiny Islands (365)
enjoy it,
Marlis