Archive for January, 2010

Colombia Riot Police Tear-Gas Protesters - Short Clip 2

| by Jason on January 19th, 2010 | 3 Comments » | Travel Videos

While walking the streets of Cali, Colombia, Aracely and Jason of TwoBackpackers.com noticed significant traffic jams through the city. We discovered that bus operators were protesting by blocking the major 4 lane road through the city. Out of curiosity and the opportunity to capture some great video we joined the crowd. Soon we were running through a park filled with tear gas.

Peeing On A Sailboat

| by Aracely on January 15th, 2010 | 5 Comments » | Central America, Reflections

Aracely on Sailboat

The flushing mechanism of our sailboat bathroom was much too complicated for our crew to manage.  First, to flush the toilet two valves need to be opened by switching them from a 90 degree angle to a 45.  Then, a third valve needed to be changed from an upright position to a downward position depending on whether you wanted to fill the toilet bowl or drain it.  Once these three handles were correctly put in place, there was a lever that needed to be pumped at a consistent pace to flush the waste out to sea.  After the bowl was empty, all the three levers needed to be returned to their original position.  If they were not, the dirty water flowed back in and filled the toilet. (more…)

Boquete, Panama

| by Aracely on January 11th, 2010 | No Comments » | Central America, Panama

Caldera River

Boquete is located in the Province of Chiriqui, Panama’s most southwestern region.  Boquete lies 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) above sea level and it’s volcano, Baru, reaches an elevation of 4,000 meters. The Capital of the Chriqui Province is David, which is only a 45 minute drive from Boquete.  David is Panama’s third largest city (after Panama City and Santiago).  David has an international airport with flights to Panama City and San Jose, Costa Rica. (more…)