Hotel el Belen
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Free parking
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... exhibit of erotic paintings, which was interesting and disturbing. Then Alicia took us down to the river and we walked along the river back to the hostel. We brought back pizza to our rooms and watched a movie.
The next morning Alicia took us to the market for empanadas for breakfast. They were the size of my head, fried with cheese in the middle, and coated with sugar. They were so good!
Alicia then took us to the Panama Hat Museum where we learned about ...
... we hoped had room for us and someone who was awake. The guy we woke up was thankfully really sweet and didn't seem to mind being rudely awaken so early. We managed to get in a few hours sleep before hitting the streets for information. Not only is there a lot to do here, we also need to take care of laundry after the Galápagos. We managed to find out about bike hire and laundry before taking an early lunch. As the sun was coming out we decided to go back to the hostel to back ...
... was the food poisoning we both cought from our free lunch during the tour so we were out for three days and couldn't do anything.
After we recovered from it more or less we went canyoning, which is basically walking through ice cold rivers and abseiling down waterfalls which we also had never done before but it was really cool and loads of fun. The highest waterfall was about 35 metres high.
On the same day after just getting changed we were up for some more adrenaline ...
... able to show off his skills although by that point the amount of tequila shots he had had were noticeable. As I was the only blonde girl in the group I was sent to the bar to ask for an extension on the happy hour and eventually for an improved deal on the happy hour drinks as well, we ended up getting both :) After the girls were all given salsa lessons by the few local guys we called it a successful night and made our ways back to the hostels. Day 2: Unfortunately ...
... br> The next morning we set out from the hostal with 2 other guys and our driver Alex, the trip up there was pretty good, very windy roads but in good condition and with fantastic views. When we arrived at the edge of the crater we started our descent towards the lake that sits inside. The walk down was steep and dusty and took us about 30 minutes or so. I hired a kayak and headed out towards the middle of the lake while Sue sat on the edge preparing herself for ...