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Caught the plane at 8.15 which stopped briefly at Bocas then onto David which is a big city on the other side of the mountains. AS we approached David the countryside reminded me of Wiltshire with fields and cattle grazing in undulating countryside. I was headed for a place higher up and took the bus to Boquete. Minimal in an old boneshaker. As it …
I borrowed someone's Lonely Planet (don't judge, I had no internet!) and did some research on Panama, the small town Boquete in the mountains looked interesting enough. A 9 hour bus from Panama City to David, then an hour bus ride in a decked out old school bus to reach our destination. After the heat and humidity of the city it was great to be back in the mountains again, it was rainy season but was mostly dry during our 4 nights there. We stayed in a great ...
... whether to change room or go to Bocas del Toro early - we'll decide tomorrow. The hostel is nice enough, we have cable TV in the room and there is a hot tub in the very nice garden with a stream running down beside it.
We walked into town and up to the river but it started raining so we turned around, grabbed some beer & snacks from the supermarket and headed back to the hostel. The rain stopped a little ...
... which was placed on land) and the Brits got one, which sank while under tow to England.
6 Currently ships can be up to 980 feet long - bloody USA built the thing so old fashioned measurements used - and up to 110 feet wide (in real measurements that is 294m long and 33m wide). They are building a new set of locks which will take much larger ships.
7 Hostal Orchidea, which is part of a place called APROVACA, an ...
... but arrangements have been made to start visiting regularly. While we spend a small amount of time teaching sign language, we emphasize that the main purpose of our visits is to instruct lessons from the bible, and the mother could not be more pleased.
It just goes to show that Jehovah is behind the work we do! Who would have though that local government institutions that previously restricted our access, were now the ones setting us up with new ...