Hotel Bambito Resort
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... and lots of it! So much so on our first evening the 8
of us couldn’t finish it.
Sym slept on top of the aft cabin roof so as to
be ready for any eventuality at night; we took it in turns to act as lookouts
watching for any approaching vessels each standing about 2 hours watch each.
Sym had the boat steering on its autopilot for much of the voyage following a
GPS track and waypoints that he must have recorded when he first started
running the route back ...
... all panama. Rising to a height of 3550 meters. So for the following several hours we chilled at our hostel, had dinner and mingled, counting down the hours until our shuttle would take us to the entrance of the national park.
At 23:30 we got into the minibus the 8 of us. An American, Italian, 2 Dutch, Israeli, French and 2 Canadians. At the bottom of the mountain we were all smiling and excited, this all changed pretty quickly, once we ...
... a significantly lower price than some of the other places in town.
We ended up sitting watching the rest of the game with Craig. A number of locals were also dressed in Chelsea shirts, which was kind of weird. Chelsea went on to win on penalties, which Craig was extremely happy about! We then asked if we could go to the hot springs as Fleur and Lynda were doing a 4.30pm tour so we guessed we ...
... there, gravel/rock/boulder/glass road (quite entertaining if you chose to wear sandals), two-track tractor trail, or overgrown dirt trail. Yes, walking to the store or to studies can be quite entertaining!
The water here is undrinkable. Parasites called “amibas” are alive in the water until it is boiled. If you get some of those nasty little buggers ya gotsta take a fecal sample into the local pharmacy and get some serious meds, cuz the doc's up in the ...
... strait into my bra, bypassed the strap, down my belly and, yes, into my skivvys. After a few agonizing moments were spent searching, I gave it up for lost. After much more hyenic laughing we continued on.
The scene must have been hysterical for those construction workers, who, the entire time, were laughing, hooting and hollering. I have never been so beat red in all my life ...