May 01, 2010
Apr 30, 2011
Where I stayed
Hotel El Ceibo
Anyway, it could have been worse. Panama tomorrow, a whole new chapter :o)
We left Golfo Dulce and Suital Lodge behind yesterday and caught two buses to San Vito, which is up in the Talamanca foothills. Unfortunately on the second bus journey, we got up to leave the bus only to discover that one of our bags had been stolen inches above our heads from the overhead compartment! After some hours spent with the police and a very friendly interpreter I think we realised it was unlikely to ever be recovered! The whole experience was really horrible and we are feeling pretty low about the whole thing. The hotel here is uninspiring and the owner was very short on our arrival, rolling her eyes when we explained we didn't speak spanish. We lost the phone with our global sim in the bag along with a lot of other stuff so we are now not contactable via phone sadly. We will be unable to replace this. We were going to Volcan next in Panama but we have now changed our plans and will be heading straight to David, a large city in Panama to try to replace some of the stuff we have had stolen :o( Our 'crime' awareness levels are now fully functional due to this unpleasant experience. Perhaps this needed to happen to switch us on to the ever present dangers here.