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Costa Rica, check, David, Panama travel blog

Costa Rica, check

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... about Fast Love and all sorts from huge speakers...   i have to go now because the computer is being fixed at the hostel, but anyway we'll tell you about Puerto Viejo and a bit of Panama next time. See you all soon and keep well ...

Cool cool mountain air, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Cool cool mountain air

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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We stayed in Boquete for a total of 3 nights. It was very beautiful there, and sort of reminded us of home because of the mountains and evergreen trees (some type of longleaf pine, cedars, and junipers too). But of course without the snow. The town is ...

Coping with Copa, Panama City, Panama travel blog

Coping with Copa

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... travel 'firsts’ anymore. Usually that is a good thing, but my first flight on Copa Air, from Guadalajara to Panama City started with a ‘first’. I reluctantly left the cosiness and friendliness of the Birds of Paradise condos and made my ...

Boquete - Misty, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Boquete - Misty

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  It's cold in Boquete, and very very beautiful.  the sun shines during rainfall over the volcano, the wind blows hot and the weather changes by the minute.  Bizarro weather - very difficult to dress for the day.  Just a few miles ...

Last entry from Central America..., Panama City, Panama travel blog

Last entry from Central America...

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... behind with the blog but have no time to do it in between all the amazing sights and activities and "red devils" (buses) in Panama City. But I{m worried if i dont do it i´m going to forget everything by time i get home! From La Fortuna in Costa Rica ...

Best Bus Seat - ever!, Panama City, Panama travel blog

Best Bus Seat - ever!

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... ; just left her at the one and only stop the bus makes on that route – she headed south for her last week in Panama – I managed to find Carolyn and Colin (a guy from Edmonton who also was at the conference in David) in a downtown ...

Hot and Humid in Panama, Panama City, Panama travel blog

Hot and Humid in Panama

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... so we were happy that we had left when we did. We were able to enjoy Rosie's wonderful breakfast with fresh tropical fruit and Panama's delicious Duran coffee. It was a great start to our day. By the way, every morning Rosie runs up and down the first ...

We´ve made it to Panama, Panama City, Panama travel blog

We´ve made it to Panama

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... it has a TV and phone and A/C, all rarities at the hotels we stayed at in Mexico. We went to the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal today. It was interesting, but there were WAY too many nasty Americans. We caught a taxi back to the city with two ...

Some like it hot, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Some like it hot

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... haven´t found one yet, but are on the lookout, and hope to have them up within a week or so. Keep checking back. Andrew is especially fond of one of him in front of a gun shop in Panama City with a large handpainted, illustrated menu of items ...

Cycling to Boca del Drago, Boca del Drago, Panama travel blog

Cycling to Boca del Drago

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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In an effort to keep up the vigour towards our newly found freedom of mobility, we ignored the drizzling rain and cycled across Isla Colon to Boca del Drago, almost near-perfect conditions for an otherwise exhausting one-hour cycle in the tropics. ...

Bocas Town: Commercial Hub of the Archipelago, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas Town: Commercial Hub of the Archipelago

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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... with a more onerous setting than we had experienced a short time earlier when completing the simple Costa Rica immigration formalities. Panama had a vaguely marked immigration office tucked away from the main road - which we found by asking passersby - ...

Boquete: Fabled Gringo Retirement Village, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Boquete: Fabled Gringo Retirement Village

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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Boquete lies 1,200 metres above sea level in Panama's northwestern province of Chiriqui, resulting in a relatively cooler climate with little need for air conditioning. The town has attracted many Americans as a potential retirement destination, so much ...

In 2015, Smiths sailed the ocean green (turquoise), El Porvenir, Panama travel blog

In 2015, Smiths sailed the ocean green (turquoise)

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... the motor on the boat as we sailed through the islands.   The San Blas Islands are actually a 200 km long archipelago on Panama's Carribean Coast made up of 378 islands. The indigenous Kuna Indians live on 49 of these islands. They are a group who ...

Wanderings Around Casco Viejo in Panama, Casco Viejo, Panama travel blog

Wanderings Around Casco Viejo in Panama

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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 Fascinating melange between cumbling buildings and beautifully restored colonial architecture. Certainly a highlight of our trip through the capital given the restoration effort made to date.             ...

Christmas Panamanian style., Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Christmas Panamanian style.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I am spending Christmas on Cayo Carenero. Just a two minute boat ride across from Isla Colón and the tourist town of Bocas del Toro. It's a beautiful tiny island and I have splashed out for a couple of nights at comfortable hotel Tierra Verde. I don't ...

Checking in, David, Panama travel blog

Checking in

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... walking back and forth at the border.   yesterday we took a 7 hour local bus - not quite a chicken bus but.....from panama city to here...packed to the brim and only ONE stop........drinking less water today for sure!....  we saw nicer buses but ...

Bermejo Falls Hike, Santa Fé, Panama travel blog

Bermejo Falls Hike

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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This morning's walk to Bermejo Falls was a 3-hour round trip from Santa Fe, through hilly countryside that skirted the Rio Bulaba, crossed unnamed creeks and traversed a small orange orchard before joining Rio Bermejo. The return walk took in more ...

At home with the Anchors!, Panama City, Panama travel blog

At home with the Anchors!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... for sorting it out. I've been to Panama City before in 2008, I saw a boat pass through the Canal, I saw Old Panama that Captain Morgan destroyed and I did the usual wandering around. When I landed in the airport, the immigration official couldn't give ...

Surfers Paradise at Playa Bluff, Playa Bluff, Panama travel blog

Surfers Paradise at Playa Bluff

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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What an interesting start to the day. We attempted to self-cater by buying granola and yogurt at the local grocer. Unfortunately, we found that some of the granola was weaved into a set of spider webs within the sealed bag. As a result, we tossed the ...

Reaquainting with Panama City, Panama City, Panama travel blog

Reaquainting with Panama City

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... from Calgary and have been friends since.  They had arrived the day before me and seemed to have met half the neighborhood.  Panama is a pretty friendly place.  So day 2 for me and day 3 for them, we recruited a taxi driver they had met ...

Panama in X-mas time!, Panama City, Panama travel blog

Panama in X-mas time!

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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This is what happened before the start of the trip in Costa-Rica. I stayed a couple of months or so in Panama, visiting Bocas del Toro, Boca Brava and David. I thought I lost my pictures of this trip but now I found some of them in a box. ...

A man a plan a canal Panama (read it backwards), Panama City, Panama travel blog

A man a plan a canal Panama (read it backwards)

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... in colonial colours. The cells in which prisoners were immersed up to their necks during high tide were particularly haunting. Panama Canal - This really is an impressive piece of engineering. It stretches 80km from Panama City on the Pacific side to ...

Panama City, Panama City, Panama travel blog

Panama City

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... and in a district full of hotels but there are very few restaurants and the ones that are there aren't amazing (the guide book said - Panama City, great food). It just seems to lack a true centre but maybe our opinion will change as we go on. To break ...

Things I don't like on this trip, or even hate., David, Guadalupe and Boquete, Panama travel blog

Things I don't like on this trip, or even hate.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I am at the Purple House hostel (in the city of David) with Ben and Steve. We have more or less just finished the seven hours hike from Guadalupe to Boquete, known as Sendero de los Quetzales (the Quetzal trail.) It's a beautiful hike through cloud ...

Cerro Tute: The Land of Divine Mandarins, Cerro Tute, Panama travel blog

Cerro Tute: The Land of Divine Mandarins

A travel blog entry by viajesyvinedos

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Following the previous day's walk to Bermejo Falls, today's destination was the more arduous Cerro Tute, a rocky peak that overlooks the town of Santa Fe. Factual parameters are scarce, but our best reference indicates the return hike is 13.8 ...

Too Hot, Too Cold....Still Looking for Just Right, David, Panama travel blog

Too Hot, Too Cold....Still Looking for Just Right

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... world's best place to retire by many publications and has been forefront on the expat radar for a number of years.  Panama’s very generous 'Pensionada" program allows for expats who have a small minimum guaranteed income to apply for a special ...

Up in the Mountains, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Up in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... on the bed groan whenever Andrew moves. We haven´t been here long, so we thought we´d fill in some blanks on Panama City. After the first night, we had decided that Panama City was a disgusting, horrible place to be. Our first morning, ...

Another Border Crossing!, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Another Border Crossing!

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... Viejo, minibus with 4 Danes and two Israilis to the border.....walk from Costa Rica across a very rickety bridge at Sixalo into Panama - no muss, no fuss....    It definitely was quicker and easier than our previous crossing at the much bigger ...

Thinking of Manuel, Boquete, Panama travel blog

Thinking of Manuel

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... . And they of course wanted to restore democracy in the beleaguered nation. Noriega sought asylum in the Vatican embassy in Panama City. The Americans installed loudspeakers outside the embassy and played rock music 24 hours a day. After 10 days, his head ...

Biggest school of fish ever, Contadora Island, Panama travel blog

Biggest school of fish ever

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Several planes had to be used to get the All-Ins from Panama City to Contadora Island. The bloody planes were racing one another. Went for a remarkable snorkel through an almost never ending sea of small fish. Biggest school I've ever seen. For my records ...

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