Hotel Refugio de Montana
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... are grown in this region but fields are also given over for strawberries. Thanks to the big green houses, strawberries are grown year round although the winter season's (Panamanians consider rainy season, European summer, their winter though it is warmer) are used for making 'products' as opposed to having a dollop of cream on them before serving. Some Colombians have recently invested in the fertile land for growing high grade roses that will be exported back to their homeland.
... a bus to Santiago, then another bus to David, and finally another bus (ex US school bus, still yellow, still with manufacturer's plate up front, still with "School Bus" painted on it.) to Boquete. All up about 7 hours. Boquete (1,200m and surprisingly warm) is much more touristy than El Valle or Santa Fe, but it is low season so it was reasonably quiet. On the way to my hostel (10), which I had to myself, I got talking to an US of American ...
So much for mostly downhill! It was a 45min slog uphill to the start of the trek and then it was mostly downhill from there for around 4hrs. We only saw a couple of people on the whole walk and it was lovely walking through dense jungle, with glimpses down the valley & up to cloud covered Volcan Baru. Again we heard numerous Quetzals but we couldn't ...
... the guys from this group had drunkenly fed Rocky some leaves that were near his cage the night before. Honey bears primarily eat fruit, and since Rocky has always been in captivity he doesn't know any better than to take food from humans. I don't think I've ever seen Judith so mad, she burst into the bar and gave everyone a very good talking to to NOT feed Rocky (the guys looked genuinely scared, pretty funny to watch). When we found out exactly who had ...
... br> The taxi and bus rides also make me laugh because you shout up when you want the car/bus to stop. One person will shout up to get out, then only 3 seconds later someone else will say stop to get out. Could they not have walked a few yards?!
To get up to the hiking trails taxis don't tend to go that far up so the options are bus, if there is one, or to hitchhike. I've done 2 hikes and we've hitchhiked ...