Que xopá?

Trip Start Feb 28, 2012
Trip End Apr 25, 2012

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Flag of Panama  , Bocas del Toro,
Thursday, March 15, 2012

I do some spanish course this week. 'Que xopá' is the panamanian version of 'what's up'. In spanish 'que pasó', they change the letters to 'que sopá' and replace the s with an x to make it even more fancy or I don't know why ;-)
The continuation of my surf lessons was less successful, once I got out of a wave with a big bump on my head because my board probably hit me under water, then I lost a contact lense, got tumbled in waves like in a washing mashine and water kept coming out of my head hours after I had left the sea. At the moment the waves are too big for beginners and I hope to be able to give it another try by the end of the week.
Then will probably travel on before I put down roots here.
It's a lazy place with a lot of music and parties, free or very cheap drinks (1$) which of course results in many drunk people. But I got used to all the noise and usually sleep before midnight because I have to get up early for school in the morning.
Else I did some excursions, met people from all over the world as well as locals, after a week you already know half the village, it's not that big...
Btw, found some really good food here, like ginger-orange fish or creole chicken with cocunut rice and banana chips... Banana chips they serve with everything like french fries, this is really the country of the bananas.
Wer Tiger und Bär von Janosch kennt weiss das ja schon lange :-) "Panama", sagte der kleine Bär, "ist unser Traumland, denn Panama riecht von oben bis unten nach Bananen. Nicht wahr, Tiger?"
Oh wie schön ist Panama!
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Victoria on

Lazy life, lazy writing, nice pics... and all I can do is read about it...
You deserve it on the other hand! Looking forward to what comes next.

annarapp on

me too looking forward to whatever comes next :-)
thanks for comments and mails! more please! keep me updated what's going on at home, it already feels like from a different life...

Dani on

Hey Anna!
Das tönt ja echt HAMMER bi dier - und mit dene Blogs und Fotene fühl ich mich au grad wie ide Ferie!!!!!! :)
Dini "Wäschmaschine"-Erfahrige bim Surfe kömmed mier ja au bekannt vor :p
Denn gnüsses witerhin und take care :)
Hugs from Zurich

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