Dharma and Dave's Panamerican Adventure

Meet Dharma, a 1972 VW Type II van/bus/microbus/kombi/combi/camper/casa movil/casa rodante! I met her in an online search at eBay.com in November 2010 after losing a sailboat, my home after 11 years in the navy, to some rocks in Mexico. You might say that Dharma caught me on the rebound. I prefer to think that she has impeccable timing!
I'm Dave. I like getting lost and I choose not to work the 9-5 for the foreseeable future.

The most common question I am asked is: "Andas solo?" "Are you traveling alone?"
The answer: Yes and no. If you're going to rob me or give me a hard time, then there are five big and angry guys in the back of the van ready to stop you. :) Often I'll meet new friends and we'll travel in Dharma for a while but I'm a slow traveler and have no set schedule while most of the world has to get to next next destination in a hurry.

I find that rushing toward anything leads to most of my difficulties in traveling. Not knowing or planning for individual country vehicle permit periods is probably my number 1 offense.

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 08:36

Passing time in Panama

At the moment I'm in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Dharma's vehicle permit ends February 24th. Must I have her on a boat to Colombia by that date? Or, hopefully, just in the hands of the carrier, waiting to ship?

Either way, I better find a buddy to share a container to Colombia if I want to save $$$...

Anyone out there want a shipping buddy?

Davidpanton at hotmail dot com

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:17

It is easy to Panama because

It is easy to Panama because they encourage tourism with great understanding of the possibilities. However, the assignment helper uk suggests that with the new rules everything can change. Trump might even shut down toursim and say that he owns the country and is a private property.