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  1. #11
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    Thanks guys

    Thank you folks from your support. I'm now in the town of Santa Fe, about 120 miles from the Costa Rican border. I'm trying to recover from a case of hemorrhoids, so that gives me time to catch up with friends and family.

    I have yet to run the tropical hammocking review, but it'll get done, no worries. Also, the girl uploading my videos on the web is a bit behind schedule. But the photos are pretty up-to-date.

    To answer some of your remarks:

    I missed the town of Anton, because I chose a much wilder route north of it, we had to do a little bushwhacking no doubt, and there were sections were the only possible navigation was by river so we either rented dugouts, or built balsa rafts. I just finished that section last week.

    Regarding the Colombian border, I picked the spot for the beginning of the hike very carefully, so as not to run into "irregulars". We started the hike in the middle of the cloud forest, on Mt Nique, where there is no human influence at all, not even trails. We only knew it was the border based on our maps and gps devices. Also, I decide to begin the hike from Colombia to Costa Rica and not the other way around, so as to do the most risky part first and get it over with, before the media caught sight of us.

    Well, thanks again for your kind words of support. Hope to be back with you all later.

    Un abrazo,

    R

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    Be safe in your journeys!

    Looking forward to your updates.

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    beautiful pics!

    have machete...will travel?

    well done

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for the update!

    Rain Man

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    I spent two years in Panama courtesy of the US army it is an incredibly beautiful country with great biodiversity, it should be memorable to say te least travel safe and have a great time.

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    Wow fantastic I was in Panama Last february on a mission trip, I pray for your safety have a Great time.I'll try to read your reports.

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    I have been looking at your blog.
    Sensational. What a journey. Truly pioneering stuff. Most envious in the nicest way.
    A few questions if you don't mind.
    Firstly, what gear did you carry?
    Apart from your HH Hyperlite, and a convenient machete, you had a fascinating looking cooking set up. What was it, please?
    How did you go for resupply?
    Did you buy/source locally, have supply drops or what?
    How did you go health wise? Did you have any problems and how did you overcome them?
    Again a fantastic journey that you can be truly proud of.
    Not many people in this day and age can claim to have virtually single-handedly blazed a long-distance trail such as this. A true adventure.
    My only misgiving about your blog is that I don't speak Spanish and find it hard to follow what you are doing.
    That said, still a fascinating period in your life.
    Cheers
    Bloffy

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    Great trip ricktreks I loved the pictures.

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