Hotel Restaurante Giada
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... for a whole bunch of people in town and he told one of them he is fixing his leaky roof in his house and that I was visiting, she said we could stay for free in her place. Her place just happens to be the nicest place in town... Who knows how much it is rented out for per night. There is a pool and TV and AIR CONDITIONING... WHAT?!
We had a lovely Italian dinner at a restaurant called Mama Gui. I had Ravioli in butter and the most delicious ...
... I watched for a few minutes before I remembered my camera...unfortunately, dad didn't like my presence and quickly called the kids deeper into the trees. No pics for me, but I finally saw them. I ran (ok, walked fast) back to the hotel to share the sighting.
Now thinking we would see the monkeys everywhere, we had a light breakfast of fruit, banana bread and toast, and decided to rent bikes and ride the beach to explore Samara. It was described as an easy ride ...
... Luke is a great guy and it was encouraging for me to meet him. He lives alone and Limon is not a fantastic beach town like Coco, so he has some challenges. We saw a bunch of howler monkeys in the trees.
Friday I made the 15 hour ride back to Panama City and arrived around 4AM. The last 6 hours of the trip was a nightmare. We didn’t stop once and I was starving, exhausted and wanted to get off that bus so badly. But it was a fun trip ...
... of some 300,000 people, to get to Gaudy’s Hostel (N9 56.310 W84 05.712). What
a gem it was too providing us with excellent off street parking, wi-fi,
kitchen, hot showers and rooms at $32 pn including breakfast. Its greatest
asset though is its charming Argentinian owner Michael and his always smiling
and super friendly assistant Gustavo. They made us feel so at home and were always
ready to help with info and kindly allowed us to use their phone to call ...
... but we don't know for sure and they were from Missouri. They were very nice, but that Brian kid sure liked to talk!
4pm On the road again
We make our way out of town stopping at the ATM to get some local currency. The drive is pretty enough. A mixture of rolling tropical mountains, what I would call tropical pasture land all dotted with small towns. We both saw some monkeys in the trees on the side of the road as we ...