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La vida loca! Wished you were there? We did, so here we are on our big adventure! A year in central America, to make sense of this vida loca...


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Boquete: Coffee and Quetzals (not to be confused with pretzels)

Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | Views [4068] | Comments [1]

We had a long journey back from Panama City to David, and after another stay at Hotel Toledo, we took a chicken bus north into the highlands, to the town of Boquete. Although the town itself hasn´t got much to shake a stick at (not quaint, and ... Read more >

Tags: boquete, cloud forest, coffee, resplendant quetzal, senderos los quetzales, volcan baru, white-water rafting

Panama City highlights

Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | Views [5458] | Comments [2]

Two weeks ago on Saturday and 600km from Bocas de Torro, we arrived in Panama City´s enormous central bus terminal.   We were going to be staying with our former RSPB colleague Rita Besana.   Rita was due back from Mexico on Sunday and had deputised ... Read more >

Tags: cops, panama canal, panama city, portobelo, taxis

The Art of Sub-Zero Travel

Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Views [2076] | Comments [2]

Leaving Bocas Del Toro, we got the bus south (eg: towards the Pacific) to David, Panama´s second largest city.   The bus ride was fantastic – across mountains covered in cloud forest, past a large reservoir lake and near the watershed, scrub forest ... Read more >

Tags: accordions, air-conditioning, panama, yodeling

Daniel and Rachel Hit the Road: How Many Mouths has a Bull got?

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [2090]

After three and a half months in Costa Rica it was time to say goodbye to Rancho Mastatal and start our Central American journey.  We spent a few days back in San Jose (after a surprisingly uneventful bus journey to Puriscal – the road was even ... Read more >

Tags: baracudas, bocas del toro, coral reefs, desert islands, inappropriate development, panama border crossing

Gallery: Panama, Boquete

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Gallery: Panama, Panama City

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Gallery: Panama, Bocas Del Toro

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A side note on crabs

Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | Views [3164] | Comments [1]

I thought I should write a short note on crabs. This is because, as well as innumerable bugs, Central America also seems to be home to a surprising number of crustaceans. Maybe they know that they´re near the tropic of Cancer and therefore think its ... Read more >

Tags: crabs, ecology, the macarena

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