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Left Gamboa for another early morning flight, this time to Bocas del Toro at the other end of the country on the Northern, Caribbean coast. The domestic terminal at Panama was the usual scenario of poor signage, confusion and dis-information; but hey, I'm getting used to that now! Landed at Boca and met by Hercelia, the manager of the Bocas Inn, …
... you could just pay when you got there, nevertheless we got the edit stamp. We then walked across the old railway track bridge which felt a little unsafe at places. We got to the other side to no queue and entered Panama easily, despite being told you needed proof of exit. We were thinking about taking more local buses, but already losing an hour in time difference we got a minibus for $10, we still saved $12 from getting the shuttle from Puerto ...
... decent weather to do anything! Very strange weather, could feel sun coming through but light rain also, was quite nice as easy to drift off to sleep. But after an hour or so it started to rain, boo! Went undercover, walked to restaurant Thai restaurant guy owned to have a cocktail but it was closed! Then got local guy to show us the red frogs - they were so tiny! Rain stopped and they had a tight rope so attempted to walk on that but didn't get very ...
1 litre of water later and I made it by 8.30am to the dive shop. Bocas is not renowned for diving, but how can I judge unless I try it for myself. So I am going out for a morning of diving! We didn't end up leaving until about 9.30am and spent about 20 minutes riding across in the boat to a reef near to a neighbouring island of Isla Solarte and the dive site called Coral garden. Very original name there. I had a nice small group - ...
... to mention another long bus ride to our following destination (Panama City) but your wrong! That's right we were on an island so we had to take a water taxi off the island. And then took a long bus ride to Panama City (what a twist ending I know, just call me the M. Night Shyanalan of travel blogs, hopefully the rest of the entries don't turn out horrible like his last few movies, really "The Happening" what was he thinking? definitely not even close to "Breakdown") ...