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Published: April 10th 2012
Theresa´s new parasol-leaf hat
It is little wonder that the expression "As delightful as a border post" has never been coined...
The Costa Rica - Panama post of Paso Canoas was of course charmless and we had little reason to hang out there. We stayed only long enough to have a dashing glance at our passport stamps and to cherish the fact that this was the last overland border crossing of our trip...Ah! Hola Panama!
What a feeling of relief as we rocked up to Cerro Punta and it´s clean, fresh mountain air, beautiful farm land and friendly people. At 1800 metres above sea level, we had forgotten what it was like to feel the cold! Our long sleeves and toques got their use after weeks in the backpacks.
Shortly after arriving we heard a voice yelling from a bus. "David, David". Everyone everywhere was shouting "David". There is of course a fairly large place called David a couple of hours down the road, but at first we thought that someone somewhere knew Dave - which wouldn´t have surprised us really!?
We headed uphill to the village of Las Nubes and the entrance to Parque International de Amistad where
A Room with a View
The View from our room at the Cerro Punta Hotel. In Cerro Punta.
we enjoyed pristine cloud forests along the mountainside. The trails were steep but the cool air kept us from over-heating, as we trekked over 2500 metre passes. Our bodies were certainly in need of a good workout. We were the only people in the park and relished every moment. The air was invigoratingly fresh and the dampness of the forest smelled incredible! It was hard to leave after four days of incredible hiking!
Our next stop was Boquete. Cloud forests as well, and a bustling town of Canadian and American Ex-pats as well as many more travellers.
Continuaramos caminar en los bosques nubosos. Hasta la proxima.
D y T
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