Talk:Darien Gap

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Is Part Of?[edit]

The region straddles both North America (Panama) and South America (Colombia.

Since there is no region higher than those two continents, how do we categorise this? --Andrewssi2 (talk) 20:12, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Extra-region. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:13, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
Hey guys! My travel buddy Nivspektor actually created this page after I encouraged him to join our awesome team! Anyway, I actually asked this question a little while ago on the travellers pub and someone suggested we have this as itinerary? --Justvagabonding (talk) 04:24, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Good to hear that you are encouraging your friends :)
It can be both... The Darien Gap is a national park (at least on the Panamanian side), but it is pretty wild and you are not likely to go camping/hiking there. I would say the focus given to the 'Crossing the gap' section lends itself to this being a more general travel article. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:18, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
"Crossing the gap", if we consider it by itself, sounds like an itinerary. Are you suggesting a travel topic? Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:49, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Seems like the content is more about options for 'avoiding the gap', either by flying in a plane over it or taking a boat around it.... not so much an itinerary? --Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:04, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Dunno. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:15, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Travelling the Darien Gap overland article - where to stick it?[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Hi everyone, my travel buddy Nivspektor recently created an article on the various ways to cross the Darien Gap (i.e. get from Panama to Colombia or vice versa). My question is, where does it belong? --Justvagabonding (talk) 14:55, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Itineraries with the itinerary article template comes to mind? K7L (talk) 15:05, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks K7L! So once we correct the template and complete the info we just insert a link on the itineraries page? --Justvagabonding (talk) 04:18, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
Itineraries#Intercontinental, I suppose, as it's crossing between North America and South America. K7L (talk) 04:37, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Use of the Peso sign[edit]

On the one hand, Panama uses the USD (at the very least de facto, given that the Balboa is pegged 1:1 and there are no Balboa banknotes) but on the other hand Colombia does not and the $ sign on its own can be confusing and misleading, can it not? Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:40, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes. Confusion should be avoided, so specificity is needed. Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:22, 29 May 2018 (UTC)