Pan American Highway

The Pan American Highway is said to connect almost every mainland country in the Americas. It forms a continuous network of highways, bar for one 60 mile hiatus in Panamanian rain forest, called Darién Gap.

Looking at the map of the Pan American Highway, I was amazed by how often my Journeys have coincide with it. I’ve come across it no end of times in the USA and Canada. And in the last 12 months alone, I’ve encountered stretches of the highway in no fewer than four Central and South American Countries.

In Panama, we drove on it through Panama City and sailed under it when we entered the Panama Canal.

Approaching the Bridge of the Americas, which carries the Pan American Highway across the Panama Canal

Approaching the Bridge of the Americas, which carries the Pan American Highway across the Panama Canal

Entering the Panama Canal

Entering the Panama Canal

Passing under the Pan American Highway

Passing under the Pan American Highway

In Peru we saw it in every place we visited, from Trujillo to Lima. We even looked down on it from the air during our flight over the Nazca Lines.

The Pan American Highway passing (left to right) through the town of Ica, Peru

The Pan American Highway passing (left to right) through the town of Ica, Peru

In the desert near Nazca, Peru

In the desert near Nazca, Peru

Looking down on the Pan American Highway and the Nazca Lines

Looking down on the Pan American Highway and the Nazca Lines

Pan American Highway passing the Pachacámac Archaeological Complex, just outside Lima, Peru

Pan American Highway passing the Pachacámac Archaeological Complex, just outside Lima, Peru

In Chile we travelled along sections in and around La Serena, Santiago and Puerto Montt.

Orsono Volcano from Puerto Varas, Chile (photo taken less than a mile from the Pan American Highway)

Orsono Volcano from Puerto Varas, Chile
(photo taken less than a mile from the Pan American Highway)

In Argentina, we used it in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. We even visited its southernmost end in Tierra del Fuego National Park.

End of the Road: Sue, Rich and me at the southermost extremity of the Pan American Highway

End of the Road: Sue, Rich and me at the southernmost extremity of the Pan American Highway

This post was inspired by the photo theme of  Freeways, Expressways, Highways from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

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14 Responses to Pan American Highway

  1. I would LOVE to drive the Pan American Highway. Things to dream about for the future (and after I take some Spanish lessons).

  2. Pan says:

    You’ve left me speechless 😮
    Awesome entries !!!!!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful entry for this week’s challenge. Thanks. This is a great post. 😀

  4. Pingback: Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires | Jaspa's Journal

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