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Panama Day 13- Hike to Volcan Baru

Volcan Baru is the highest point in Panama. From the top, on a clear day, you are able to see both the Pacific Ocean and the Carribean Sea. The idea was to get to the top for sunrise. The hostel … Continue reading

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Panama Day 10 & 11 – Bermejo Falls

There is tons of hiking around here, and we found out they are pretty long hikes. Both took us most of the day (6-7 hours). However, this included time to get lost since the directions on both occasion were horrible. … Continue reading

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Panama Day 9- Rafting Santa Fe

We left the hostel around 11 to do river rafting. There were a couple options, but we opted for the cheaper place which was $7 per person plus $1 for the taxi ride back. Our plan was to go with … Continue reading

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Panama Day 8- Santa Catalina to Santa Fe

In the morning, we decided we would leave Santa Catalina. I was impartial to staying another day and relaxing or moving on. My brother didn’t like that it was super hot (90’s), and wanted to head somewhere cooler.  Santa Fe … Continue reading

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Panama Day 6- Isla Coiba

I ended up sleeping on a hammock, since my brother was sprawled out in the tent and it smelled like feet. I had a light sleeping bag and bug net with me so the bugs weren’t a problem, but I … Continue reading

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Panama Day 7- Santa Catalina

It was an open air room, and we had been concerned about mosquitoes, but we didn’t get bitten. It was a nice view to wake up to. The hostel was in a very nice location, on a peninsula. I had … Continue reading

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Panama Day 5- Santa Catalina to Isla Coiba

We left our hostel Hibiscus Garden 7am in order to make it to the dive shop by 8am. The drive was only about 20 minutes by a hostel provided shuttle, but we had to get food and water before we … Continue reading

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Panama Day 4- Panama City to Santa Catalina

We woke up early in the morning to head to Santa Catalina. Since Peter had the same plan, we went along with him. We headed to El Tumbes bus station and got our ticket to Sona. It was $10 and … Continue reading

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Panama Day 3- Panama Canal

I got up early again and had pancakes and bananas, again, for breakfast. The plan was to head to the Panama canal this morning since my brother was supposedly arriving in the afternoon and he had already been to the … Continue reading

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Panama Day 2- Isla Taboga

I woke up at 7:30am. I was still super tired/groggy/jetlagged, but I had made tentative plans with John to go to an  island near the city called Isla Taboga. It would be an all day event, and I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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