|Currency:||Balboa (PAB) and/or U.S. dollar (USD)|
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|Meet fellow hitchhikers on Trustroots|
Panama is a country in Central America where hitchhiking happens most readily. Roads north of Panama city are brilliant. Roads to the south are atrocious, and worsen as you approach Yavisa. Hitch-hiking is called viajar a lift, you can say you are buscando un lift hacia... (looking for a lift towards...).
- I wasn't so lucky, and the immigration official asked me for a ticket proving that I was leaving Panama. He told me to go buy a 25 dollar ticket from Panama City to San Jose. Instead I went into an internet cafe and made a fake ticket that convinced him I was flying back to Chicago from Panama City. Crashed at plenty of fire stations, and got a discount on a boat cruise to Colombia, but you can do better...-Chael777
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