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... just slightly more tropical! If I had any opportunity to move there, I would. The people there were much more friendly and the laid back lifestyle was very relaxing to be around. If anything would keep me in Panama after this teaching contract, it's finding a teaching job there!
Next week is another three day week, and after that we are going to explore the Caribbean in Bocas del Toro! Stay tuned to see if the ocean can beat the mountains (although I doubt ...
... as the beans are burnt and that coffee companies can pretty much mix any beans into the blend as the resulting "burnt" taste is the same. God- and I thought that the office coffee machine's dark roast was among the finest beans available. I feel cheated.
So we spent a couple of days in Boquete, soaking up the cool mountain air, natural beauty and generally exploring the area. Apart ...
... were in need of some cold beers and good meal. We stopped at the Dive Stop Bar to regroup. Then we found a place to book our trip to Isla Coiba.Isla Coiba is a World Heritage Site. It is a group of islands off the Pacific coast of Panama. It used to be penal colony. There are shark infected waters, a jungle and a pristine ecosystems.
We then walked over to Playa Estero to enjoy the beach for the rest of the day.
We were up early the next day ...
... day in Boquete, it poured rain. My Canadian friends all left for other places, but I met some other really nice people. We took a bus just outside of town. Then we hiked up to three waterfalls. The last was by far the most impressive. I went all the way up to the last falls and got extra drenched! The hike was lovely, we saw some beautiful trees in the jungle. Back at the entrance, we only had to wait for a bit before a ...
... all the rest. Yes, we
succumbed. To the food joints, not fancy footwear or clothing…..
On one trip to Multi Plaza we managed to find a
generic battery charger for our Nikon camera which not only allows the battery
to be charged out of the camera, but also charges it faster than the standard
in-camera one supplied with the camera. We had hoped to buy a second battery
for the camera as well but this proved impossible. In the same mall we found an