Garden of Eden Inn
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... if we can make it work but if not, no harm done as we had an awesome time there already and have found in the past when we have returned to places in Asia we loved, we were only let down with disappointment as it didn't live up to the initial experience. We have an easy lunch and stay at the hostel in case it doesn't sit well with Leesh. Her hunger is back a bit but she still has issues keeping everything in. It looks like it's going to be a rough trip to Panama. But the ...
... Bastimentos in front of us as we leave the dock. It's within 5 minutes and we are barreling over waves in the boat getting absolutely drenched. I see it as we were going swimming anyway so just sped the wet phase up. Leesh wasn't as impressed. Least she was smart enough to pack her rain jacket. I was stuck in my singlet and boardies, yeah I was bloody freezing. We get to smoother waters away from the wind behind a smaller island heading to Dolphin Caye and the rain turns off. ...
... Colon for $5 or a minute water taxi across to Isla Caranero for $2. Easy decision. We jump on the water taxi and scoot across the water to Carenero. We are told the beach is a quick walk around the island so we set off. A local tells us we can cut through the island to save time, but are quickly told by another local further down the path to turn around and go around. The island is very poor and run down. All the housing are shacks with the only decent buildings ...
... start our walk across the old bridge over the river that divides Costa Rica and Panama. Reminds me of the bridge over the river Kwai we walked across in Thailand a few years ago. We laugh at some other amateur travellers with the bags on rollers, as the bridge walkway is wooden and many pieces are missing and cracks everywhere as they struggle to wheel and carry their bags over the bridge. Good old backpacks win again. The policia on the Panama side point us on and we pay ...
... However I did see something I have never seen before - a slipper lobster! I wasn't desperate to see one of those. But even after over 1,000 dives it's nice to see something new! The air fills of the tanks were not good. The air was slightly oily and tasted horrible - usually when a compressor filter has not been changed. I told the dive centre and they weren't bothered at all. Oh well. So overall I wasn't too impressed. ...