Another walk of doom was followed by a long, long wait...seems Panama shares the same frosty vibe towards hitch hikers as Costa Rica. The heat today was ridiculous...it was a real health hazard to be in its glare, forcing us into the shade, even hiding in the shadows had us pickled. This stifling heat was harder to bare than the freezing conditions of Siberia.
30 mins of standing in the sun earlier had taken its toll...we were both crumpled heaps leaning against a tin wall in the baking shade with little hope of getting a lift...the magic had disappeared. The eyes were closed as one of the petrol attendants called us over... Twas 'CARLOS THE TOTAL LEGEND OF THE UNIVERSE' who plucked us from the depths of this despair, he was driving all the way to Panama City...hallelujah ! We had been delivered from this real run of arduous tosh.
'Carlos the total legend of the universe' kept his foot firm to the pedal and drove on solid through the night. 800km done!