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Travel Blogs from Chiriqui
... its 340 NOW.....oh maybe hes asleep itll be 4pm!!
We hung about for 20mins and finally Jimmy woke from his siesta and let us in.
We stocked up on the essentials, wine, choc, popcorn (not the chicken feed variety, thankfully Jimmy stopped us making that mistake!) and the like!
Just as we left the shop, the heavens opened and it started to POUR.....
Rich decided to brave it and headed off on the long 45 ...
... by the owner, Artoro, a retired civil engineer who, when I expressed an interest in the history of the town went and got a large of photographs and proceeded to talk me through what had happened.
On the way into town I’d noticed that it was relatively poor and run down, but now I understood the full extent of things. Founded as a company town by the all-pervading United fruit Company, in 1927, the town depended for the next 70 years on the economy on ...
... we had seen
in Colombia and Ecuador. But the Panamian version is one of a kind as most of
the ones here have huge twin exhaust stacks in shiny stainless steel running
vertically up the back of the bus and which having zero silencing can be heard
from kilometres away.
We caught one of the more modern versions – the
bright red topless ones that carry tourists around the streets of many of the
world’s popular cities – and which took us from ...
... br> Glenn the other day was caught performing the same act screaming like a girl. Carol was in raptures when Glenn explained that a bloody cockroach had just run down his face going across his eye. I don't know if any of you have ever seen the undercarriage of a cockroach but its not the prettiest thing in the world. Carol saved Glenn by chasing the offending creature across the room and removing it humanely (with her left foot). You just need to ask yourself was the foot ...
... The coffee farm was originally purchased by former Bank of America president Rudolph Peterson and is still owned and operated by his family.
After returning to the mainland and making our way to Boquete, I was pleasantly surprised with Isla Verde where Luke surprised me with a place to enjoy comfortable living for a couple of days for my birthday. I couldn't have asked for more than taking in the mountain views from our balcony with wine and cheese ...