Did you ever regret taking your dog?
Did you ever regret taking your dog?
Like when we were on Coiba I didn't kayak as much as the others because I had my dog with me. My Wilderness Systems boat I took on the trip was ok for boating with the dog but the boats we used out on Coiba were not. I didn't like leaving him tied up on the beach while we kayaked around.
Also at times it was a bummer for him when we stayed in hostel or whatever. Only a few occasions but he did have to sleep in the truck more than one night.
Besides that it was no worries other than I guess the bribe we had to pay on his behalf to enter Panama. He is a good travel dog and he has been on many many road trip with me over the last 8yrs.
I enjoyed having him along for security and for company. It is hard to leave your dog with somebody for 13 weeks. If and when I do this again I think he will go with me again!
What camera did you use for the underwater movie footage? It came out really nice!
Off Road Photography: www.nwoods.smugmug.com
Jaime is just a great photographer and has spent a lot of time underwater with his camera. The G10 was new to me on the trip and my photograhpy sucks compared to his!
BTW, thanks to the admin who removed what I thought was a spam post!
Another video question...
I've noticed in some of your videos something pretty interesting. For example in the Costa Rica vid at the first Comedor and at Playa Jaco, are those time lapse type shots (sequenced exposures) of your food plate and of the worm and snail?? Or are they just sped up video? I've got a friend with a G10 and hoping its timelapse!
In response to Panama Border 2, "Y cuantas para mi?" Man, what a classic bribe!!! Jeeze!
Last edited by LaOutbackTrail; 06-19-2010 at 11:48 PM.
After pushing you to finish, I just found the time to finish reading! Great write up and pics. Funny how you mentioned the negative comments from Youtube about Latin American travel. I find myself leary of travelling outside the U.S. as well. I guess you can attribute that to the news, although I relaize they only write about the bad stuff. Anyway, my point is I think there is a big portion of Americans that feel this way, mainly due to ignorance. Your thread goes a long way to disproving this.
But I see no reason to stink up somebodies trip report or videos with fear mongering and saying bad things about such and such place. Especially if you have never been there!!!
I don't watch TV or pay attention to the media. I am current on world events and what is going on in the world but I don't get my info from any kind of news source, especially mass media. I haven't watched TV since the Simpsons were prime time and brand new...so yeah like nearly 20yrs. Plenty of things to do in a day without TV. Heck even without TV I can't find time in a day to do all thhe things I want.
Off topic but....when you go as long as I have with no TV. Well, you find people who watch it to be, hmmmnnnn can't come up with the right word so will just say much different than somebody who does not watch it.
As far as travel, it is like anything. You never know until you try it. If you try it with a closed mind, preconcieved ideas and are afraid. Well then it may not end up being enjoyable for you. If you go in it with an open mind and clearly understand just because it is not the USA and things are not done the same...well, then you can learn to respect other countries and enjoy yourself in their culture!
I agree about Americans and your ignorant statement but I also think from that ignorance comes fear. I really hate to come out and say it but it seems to me a large majority of our population lives in fear. Afraid of so many things...most of which is not even close to being justified. And I will just leave it at that.
Thanks though Cambo for keeping an open mind and supporting the effort I have put into my trip report.
Trip report shall continue and be completed fairly soon. All that is left is leaving Panama and home to the USA.
What an amazing adventure. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and philosophy.