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... making decisions.
Panama City and Cartagena should be sweltering, near the 90s. But Manizales gets a lot of rain. Bogota is not like Wisconsin, but it gets cool at night. I'm not going to wear shorts when hiking Nevado del Ruiz, and I'm not going to wear my hiking boots on the beach.
I know it will all be good, and somehow, someway, I will manage to pack what I need.
But in the meantime, I will do it kicking and screaming.
As on past trips, I have A LOT planned. Seven different locations in 13 days! Here is a brief sketch of where I will be, what I will do, and where I will stay.
Saturday, April 5th:
Head to Chicago, fly to El Salvador for my short connection and then head to Panama City, Panama. Staying in a home with a nice couple, booked through airbnb. I will arrive very late.
Sunday, April 6th:
Explore Panama ...
... t live there anymore!
I am looking forward to visiting my very favorite places (Drayton Hall and the Charleston Tea Plantation), seeing some new places (Boone Hall and some historic homes in the city), sitting on the beach, and enjoying the wonderful Southern hospitality and food! Who knows, I may just miss that flight back;)
In April, I will get to my sixth continent, South America. I went to Costa Rica in 2010, but technically that is considered Central America.
I decided that Colombia would be the place to visit in South America, along with 4 nights in Panama City, Panama. Why these places?
1) Both are affordable. Compared to recent trips I have taken, these ...
... and about a new culture, and learned to appreciate the little things I take for granted back home! These include:
-Clean water I can drink from the tap
-Hot water for a shower
-Good water pressure and enough water to take a shower
-Toilet paper and toilet seats in every bathroom
-Not having to pay to use a public bathroom
-No speed bumps everywhere
-Strict driving ...