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Panama to Nicaragua

Not my finest moment...

sunny 85 °F

Well that didn't go exactly as planned.

In case you were wondering, there are a few factors that will increase the duration of a bus trip from Panama City to Granada, Nicaragua (both in reality and in experience):

  • Nearly missing your bus because of the internet at the terminal being down
  • The temperature on the “luxury” bus (sure, it's a sign of status – but it's FREEZING)
  • Realizing that you will be arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica at 2:00am (alone)
  • 15 hours on a bus considering all the places where you should hide your money
  • Actually arriving in San Jose at 2:00am (still alone)
  • Wondering if your new “friends” are actually planning to rob you
  • Taking a taxi from one bus terminal to the next only to wait for several more hours
  • Handing over your passport to a some Dutch guy named Yohst who says he'll bribe immigration so you don't have to wait for hours
  • Locals trying to swindle you on a series of local buses from the Nicaraguan border

28 hours, 4 buses, 3 taxis and 2 long walks through no man's land.

I'm not sure I've ever been more relieved to arrive at my hotel (yes, hotel).

Posted by AnzelcL 07:52 Archived in Nicaragua

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OMGSH! This is why I said don't travel alone!! Glad you're alive :)
You're pretty.

by Leigha La Burger

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