Leaving Casco with dreams of Island living
Trip Start Jun 27, 2009
13Trip End Jul 09, 2009
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Where I stayed
Canal House, Casco Viejo
So we finally get to go into some of the old churches. For a girl who's been to mostly European or European settlement churches, this is not like those. These are fairly simple but with flash. The alters have a bit of whimsy and kitch for lack of a better term. We went into the "Gold Church" which is the San Jose, and it was flashy and ornate and people stood in front of the alter to get their picture taken. This was a first for me to see.
After visiting the churches, and getting my Mola's before heading out of San Blas tourist traps, we got an ice cream, one for me, one for a stray dog. Ohhhh the dogs and cats!!! Without fail, even though I know it's a culture different than mine, it just tortures me so. It's very difficult to disconnect from. I look in their eyes and I swear they're saying to me, "what did I do to deserve this?" It haunts me, and I could probably describe each and every of the 10's we've seen. It doesn't matter how much I travel to other parts of the world, this never gets easier for me.
We find our way to Ego for a bite to eat, amazing brochettes by the way, then we depart for the regional airport to catch our plane to Bocas Town on Isla Colon.