Travel Blogs from Chiriqui
... been the
scene of street riots in which several people lost their lives sparked by the
government’s decision to sell off government land which was very much against
the wishes of the largely poor population of Colon. The riots had gone on for
several days and had only just ceased when we arrived in Panama City so care
was needed whilst moving around this much run down city where it would seem the
government is maybe not doing all it should to deal with ...
... machete. The were waiting for the police to arrive. There was a chance the man would be coming to the clinic for a short assessment. When we returned from lunch, the man was sitting in the doctor's office in the clinic. Dr. Vlad determined that he was alert and oriented. Therefore, the doctors couldn't really do anything. We left the clinic shortly after the man walked out.
Tomorrow we are going to David, Panama to the university (UNACHI).
... a very pretty anchorage. It was right near what we thought would be a relatively busy resort (as there was no other resort in the area for miles), however, although it looked very well kept, it was virtually unoccupied, except for the caretakers. Not quite sure what the story was there, but it was obviously out of season and no patronage at the resort.
We decided that this area was quite pretty, and free of jelly ...
... with tinted windows. The only other pedestrians appeared to be maids out walking silly toy sized dogs. There seem to be an awful lot of wealthy people in this country!
It was very hot and as we retraced our steps we were tempted into one of the city’s air conditioned shopping malls. All the usual designer shops were there and we could have been anywhere in the world. We got the impression that it hadn’t been open very long. As well as ...
I am now in Boquete Panama, and this is my sort of place. It's a little bit cooler, mountainous, and relaxed. But jumping back to Puerto Viejo- the town felt dodgy and unsafe, the hostel was only 200m from the main street but I took a taxi after dark. I really wasn't a fan of the place at all and would not go back. I then went to Bocas del Torro Panama. Crossing the border was an experience, 1 person worked the immigration window, and as a result ...