Hotel Puerta del Sol
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... to let people pee, eat, etc, and I was not aware of this. By the time we went to bocas I was a pro at sleeping on these busses. But anyways. We arrive in David around 4 am, completely exhausted, looking for a hostel for the night. We found "The Purple House" which was truly a blessing from God!
April and I both basically immediately went to bed, sleeping until almost 10 in the morning!
Upon waking up, we were pleasantly surprised! The ...
... we found an American style pizza/pasta fast food joint, except it wasn't very fast and wasn't anything worth writing home about. We walked around town a few times trying to find place that sells beer and eventually had to go back to hotel to ask if there was supermarket nearby. Fortunately there was, only 2 blocks away but hidden - we had already passed it twice before without realising. The beer was really cheap again after the 'high cost' in Costa Rica, it was only 40c a beer!!
... sea level, the start of the hike was at 2200m and the summit of the volcano is at 3475m. It is the highest point in Panama and yesterday we were swimming in the ocean so the altitude might have some impact. We started walking at around 00:30. The trail was up a really rough road, luckily the recent rains kept the ground firm as opposed to dusty and soft. It was perfect conditions for setting a blazing pace up the volcano. It was also nice and cool at the starting altitude which ...
... and to the hills and mountains above, as they calmly contemplated us, Dan declared, “If I was a cow, I would want to live here.” The horses must be happy too—there are mangos littering the ground. We saw a horse eat one and then spit out the pit.
We reached Boca Chica on the Pacific Ocean, a bit wobbly after the steep ups and downs in the last five km of this long cycling day and with barely a pause, we were getting onto a water taxi for the short ride ...
... many blind turns and sink holes where the road has fallen away, and this guy was whipping through at around 100 - 110km! At least we got back pretty quick! Once we were back at the trail to the hostel, we met up with two American girls and helped them pack their stuff up. With the arrival of two more girls, the boys were seriously out numbered! Most of our guests in these past couple days have been mostly girls. The bar shift was pretty busy with the ...
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