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... prefer walking as you see more and downtown wasn't all that far away. As soon as I reached the end of the street, the first place I spotted was a McDonald's, which wasn't surprising as the city was coming down with fast food joints. I knew it would take me at least half an hour to get downtown, so against my better instincts, I bit the bullet and paid Ronald a visit.
Right across the road was the national stadium which didn't look as if it was hosting a game ...
... in mini buses. I've been the only tourist, or one of many. I've been on brand new road and dirt track, or roads with so many potholes drivers drive on the other side of the road and at about 5mph. I've had bus journeys where I have felt 'if I survive this, that is one of my 9 lives gone' and spent the whole journey praying and swearing I'll be a better person. However I've always managed to get somewhere (and so far that somewhere has always been where I've been planning to get) on ...
... away from the shipping lane so didn't see any ships going past. But we did have a nice electrical storm to watch (hooray for wooden masts), only retreating inside the cabin when the rain got very heavy.
In the morning we were joined by our new canal advisor, Carlos, also a part-timer who normally operates a dredge in the canal. Carlos guided us across the 24 kilometres or so of lake and through the Miraflores locks. The lake was ...
... to come back another day because of security etc, which seemed fair enough.
Second day we went on a hike through the forest to another town. It was a hard hike but with views across the rainforest and we came out in a cool agricultural town.
Next day we went to Bocas del Toro which is another archipelago of islands on the Carribean coast. We stayed in this amazing hostel which had an aqua trampoline and some swings, where you literally just ...
... before the day was out, and when we did, this is what we saw.
Boquete was a small town on the Caldera River, in the green mountain highlands of Panama. Because of the towns altitude it was so much cooler then the capital or San Blas islands. It’s natural beauty and cost of real estate made it an extremely popular destination for US foreign investment. Retirees in their droves were coming in to open restaurants, hotels and hostels, organic coffee shops and more. ...
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