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Will they ever finish the panamerican highway?!?!?

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Will they ever finish the panamerican highway?!?!?

1. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 8y

Does any one have any recent info on this subject?? I am dieing for someone to just finish the road so i dont' have to mess with shipping and flying!!

Pura vida,

JJ

2. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

i think the Darien Gap will still be there

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Hear ya Watchdog, but personally I don't hope so. apart from being not safe, the area is particularly interesting for us nature lovers, which we as travellers are all of course..

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 18, 2008, at 1:16 PM by Utrecht ]

4. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

It's all politics-the technology is there but the political will to make it happen isn't-and when political will is applied money will appear.

5. Posted by KST (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

The boat route around the Darien Gap is an excellent trip, if you can still do it. In 1967 I got an open boat from Turbo, Columbia, to the border at Puerto Obaldia. Actually they dropped us (myself, my first wife, and a German who was bicycling around the world) on a beach on the Columbia side of the border and we walked into Panama. The next day we got on a boat run by the Kuna indians who live on the San Blas Islands. Four days to Colon with many stops. We traded some of my first wife's costume jewelry for a mola, ate turtle eggs and probably some sea turtle (they weren't protected back then and catching them seemed to be a major business for the Kuna).

KST