Hotel Puerta del Sol
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... not leave the airport until we had one.
The first lessons about visiting Panama were that all things take forever and that the officials go out of their way to let you make mistakes! So they can then pounce on you.
Somehow we ended up with a young Panamanian man (Hamilton) helping us. Although from my view I don't know how much he helped. His goal being to get paid by us to help solve a difficult problem. There was much ...
... on the beach and swimming in the ocean, pretty much sums it up! The evenings were the winning formula of amazing food, lots of story telling and swapping with Tera, Byron and Frank (who called us all his 'kids'), and then late nights drinking and playing poker with Tera and Byron. We wanted 3 chilled out days at the end of the trip and it was by far the most relaxed (OK lazy!) we've been in the 3 months away so mission definitely accomplished! It really was hard to leave Frank ...
... door without a second glance to throw our bags on the bus.
Finally, we were sitting in the bus again, a bit bewildered about what just had happened. After a quick fumigation of the bus, our journey continued city of David. Panama is one hour ahead of the rest of Central America so we arrived at 5pm and the city was bustling with people moving around between work, the market stalls, shops and malls. We decided against taking a New York yellow coloured taxi to our ...
... drink just 1 cup of medium-roasted coffee in the morning. Why?
- It is very humid and hot in Panama. People sweat most of the time, even if they are not doing anything at the moment. Because of the climate locals do not feel like drinking warm coffee often during the day. One cup of coffee in the morning is just fine.
- Medium-roasted coffee has a long pleasant aftertaste. Light or ...
... the road and checked out of our room. It took a while for everyone else to get their stuff together so we were a bit late leaving. We had to catch the water taxi back to the main land so we walked to the terminal and got the bags loaded on the boat. There are three extra people travelling with us on this leg of the trip so the boat which would normally comfortably seat 18 not counting the driver was tight with 20 of us on it. One of the extras was ...