Sleeping it off

Trip Start Jun 27, 2009
Trip End Jul 09, 2009

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Canal House, Casco Antiguo

Flag of Panama  , Panamá,
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hey it's Melanie!  So right before we left, I started to come down with something and felt terrible all day yesterday....but good news!  It seems that visiting a foreign land with the love of your life agrees with me.  Not to mention mucho sinus meds, a bottle of wine and about 13 hours of sleep!  Unfortunately for Scott, my energy is back!

We met an ex pat yesterday that owns a little market about one block from our hotel, called Super Gourmet.  We got to chatting and found that there is another market in Bocas, the original, where we'll be traveling to next.  He also gave us a bunch of rec's for dinner and drinks in the Casco as well as our next adventure - Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro.  Ohh...and did I mention, he's got a german shep/border collie mix named 'VEGAS'.  I'm in love and getting my dog fix whilst away from Rox and Yosh.

Last night we went to a place called 'Indigo'.  A fusion of middle eastern and asian foods, right up our alley right??  Well, the place is charming and a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine. We had a bottle of Palo Alto, Sauv Blanc from Chile that was delicious!  BUT...the food was so so.  The flavors were good but the execution was a bit rough.  So for atmosphere and enjoying a drink, perfect but have dinner elsewhere.

I grabbed some breakfast from Super Gourmet and brought it back to the hotel, and now we're getting ready to just walk around the Casco and take it all in.  This place is reminiscent of Detroit, in that there's beauty, poverty, charm, crime and potential all wrapped into a small little area.  There is such beautiful architecture here and as Amber would say, this place has good bones.  It just needs some consistent TLC.  Because you'll have that gorgeous architecture right next to a dilapidated building. feels like home : )

Bye for now, we'll shoot you more later!

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