Hotel Bambito Resort
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... tons of opportunity for outdoor adventures. Yesterday, we strolled around town and relaxed. This morning, we woke up early and took a guided hike to some hidden waterfalls (that were really not all that hidden) up in the highlands.
This hostel is pretty packed, considering it's low season. There are a handful of Americans, tons of Germans and Australians, a couple people from the UK, a girl from Israel, and a guy from Ecuador.
... of the most robust coffee bean known to man.
We eventually arrived in Boquete, a couple of hours, early onset frostbite and calf cramps later. Boquete is nestled in the highlands of Panama, and due to its altitude (around 1500m above sea level) is idyllic for the production of a good arabica. The town itself is nestled in-between thickly forested hills, complete with a Volcano, mount Baru- ...
The skyline of Panama City has been nicknamed Miami Beach, because of its many skyscrapers. The Donald Trump tower is shaped like the bow of a ship and although I would have no interest in living in the concrete jungle that is the central city, most hotels are located there. Taxis are cheap with the exception of the two airports so there is no excuse to not venture forth to the Amador area or Casco Viejo, ...
... about 4 difference independence days in Panama, one from the USA, one from Spain, and I am not sure what the others are for. Anyways, the parade had started at 7 in the morning and went until about midnight. We watched for over an hour before deciding that we would find the hostel. Just as we arrived, another Canadian guy we had met in Bocas arrived. I love meeting up with traveling friends randomly like that.
The next day, ...
... to be sussing out accommodation
without a reservation.
Luckily, the hostel we had picked out of one of
our guide books, Mamallena, was known to the Land Cruiser driver and had space
for us. We slept well that night with the airconditioning going full tilt to
counter Panama’s furious humidity.
Mamallena was packed with backpackers and
slightly chaotic but this in a roundabout way added to its charm. Its manager,
Luke from Tasmania, was always ...