This was supposed to be an easy and flat day in Panama but turned out to be challenging. At noon the rain started and flooded the road which made the already difficult crossing of Panama City worse. It’s one of those places that have outgrown their infrastructure. The road I had planned to take closed down as they open both directions for outgoing traffic during rush hour. With my map being useless it took me almost three hours across the city and to the bike shop that saved a box for my flight. However, it had moved and I managed just last minute to organise a new one and head to the airport for a short night and a 5am flight to Cartagena. There is no road connection across the Darien gap so the Panamerica has a flight section in between.