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I returned from San Blas Islands and headed straight to Santa Catalina, on the Pacific Coast in Panama. Santa Catalina is known for diving at Coiba Islands, but as I don't dive, I did not do that. I spent next couple of days just planning the next leg of my trip. From Santa Catalina, I headed to David and then to Boquete. Boquete is at a higher altitude, a mountainous area known for its hikes and coffee. There I experienced rain for the first time on this trip. I did the Three Waterfalls trail where I saw some majestic waterfalls up close. Unfortunately, due to the rain, the third waterfall was closed, but the other two I was able to see up close. I had taken a local bus to the waterfalls, but on my way ... read more
Boquete: Three Waterfalls Trail
Boquete: Three Waterfalls Trail
Boquete: Three Waterfalls Trail


After Panama City, I had decided to do Bocas Del Toro, considered by many as the best location on the Caribbean coast in Panama. Many give that credit to the San Blas Islands, I tend to agree. So I decided to do Bocas Del Toro before San Blas (save the best for last logic), even though it's a roundabout way of traveling (follow your heart, not the map). I flew to Bocas from Panama City and stayed on Isla Colon (the main island). Bocas has multiple islands which are accessible by water taxis. My first day at Bocas was exploring food, I was craving some India food and found a restaurant run by an Indian lady from Canada. The view from the restaurant was stunning and the food satisfying. Later in the evening I went to ... read more
Isla Colon
Isla Colon
Isla Colon


I returned by bus from Bocas to Panama City (actually it's a ferry plus a bus) and stayed overnight at Panama City. Next day I was taking a tour to San Blas Islands. San Blas is a collection of 365 islands (some as small as a single palm tree, many uninhabited) on the Caribbean coast in Panama. These islands are inhabited by the Kuna people who are an indigenous tribe. In fact, in these islands, the Kuna not only retain their identity and way of life but also their laws apply. The fact that there is a space for this tribe to live their way is heartening (the Kunas had to fight to get this right). At the same time, the rising sea levels have put these last 50,000 or so Kuna people at risk. When ... read more
Panama City to San Blas Islands
Isla Ina: San Blas Islands
Isla Ina: San Blas Islands

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá April 11th 2022

After the bag incident, I woke up ready to explore Panama City. I was staying in Casco Viejo, the old part of Panama City. Panama City which was built in early 1500s was burnt to a rubble in response to a pirate attack in the late 1600s. And the new Panama of that time that was built is Casco Viejo. So I was visiting a place roughly 350 years old and recognised as a world heritage site. Casco Viejo streets are best explored early morning when people and traffic is light and you can get good pictures of the empty streets. It's an area with many street art, lots of restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. But most importantly, it has the old world charm. Casco Viejo also has many rooftop restaurants from which you can see the ... read more
Casco Viejo
Casco Viejo
Casco Viejo


This blog is not as much about Panama City as it about my experience getting there. Sometimes travel throws up interesting situations and I thought it's an experience I should share. The travel bit of Panama City will follow in Part 2. I flew into Panama City from San Jose. On the flight I met a traveler who was going to Cuba and I asked her to keep me posted on how she finds it so that I can evaluate it in my plans. It was an evening flight and it was befitting that Costa Rica bid me goodbye with a stunning sunset. It was even more mesmerizing when the moon rose in full brightness as the sun was setting. At Panama City, the immigration was a little complex and in the process I was a ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Panama April 6th 2022

2022-2-22 Fuerte Amador, Panama https://youtu.be/YVjUxFixwxk 2 21 2022 On the way to Panama https://youtu.be/gsgKyCpjaUc 2022-2-22 Fuerte Amador, Panama Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, with Colombia (and South America) to the southeast and Costa Rica (and url=https:/... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama April 6th 2022

2022-2-23 Panama Canal 2 23 2022 Full Crossing Panama Canal https://youtu.be/TfPm3CeLJVg 2 19 2022 Panama Canal Lecture https://youtu.be/pGH2x3y981U 2022-2-23 Panama Canal Panama Canal dai 82km hay 51 miles, tau di qua co chieu dai toi da la 49m, co 3 locks va 3 lanes. Canal duoc xay nen de tau di tu Atlantic den Pacific Ocean ngan va nhanh hon bang di qua Canal thay vi di vong xuong dinh cuoi cua trai dat la Cape Horn roi den diem ben kia cua Pacific Ocean. Panama Canal mot ky quan the gioi duoc xay nam 1881do Phap xay nen nhung sau do duoc ngung lai vi so nguoi chet vi binh sot ret do muoi gay nen va thieu ky thuat. Den 5-4- 1914 thi My thay Phap tiep tuc x... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama April 6th 2022

Cartagena, Columbia 3 22 2022 Cartagene Colombia Walled city and Bird garden https://youtu.be/CnX9YJdFWMg 3 22 2022 Cartagene Walled City, Colombia https://youtu.be/XdJLGL_joQk3 20 2022 On The way to Colombia, Vet Meeting https://youtu.be/PJyw71JmIXk 3-22-2022 Cartagena, Columbia Hom nay la ngay thu 4 cua chuyen du hanh va du thguyen cap ben Cartagena, Columbia. Toi buoc xuong tau va di vao Cartagena De Indias noi co khu vuon co day chim dep. Nhieu con cong xoe canh tuyet dep. Sau do toi di tour bang xe tour bus den cac noi trong thanh pho de xem. Truoc het toi l... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama April 6th 2022

Panama Canal 3 23 2022 Panama Canal Crossing from Atlantic to Pacific Oceans https://youtu.be/fOoL6UVpoYM 3-23-2022 Panama Canal Tau den panama Canal de di tu Dai tay Duong qua Thai Binh Duong luc 6am. Lan nay du thuyen di qua America Bridge truoc. Rat dong du khach dung truoc va xung quanh du thuyen de xem du thuyen di qua cac Locks. Roi du thuyen di vao Gatun Lake. Sau do lai di vao lock ke tiep truoc khi den bridge cuoi cung truoc khi vao Thai Binh Duong. Dien tien nay keo dai khoang 11hrs tu 6am khi vao Canal tu Dai Tay Duong den khi den Thai Binh Duong khoang 5pm nhu vay di mat khoang 10hrs tren doan duong dai khoang 45km vi phai cho doi o cac locks. Sau do du thuyen di ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama April 6th 2022

Furete Amador, Panama 3 24 2022 Port Amador, Panama 3-24-2022 Furete Amador, Panama Hom nay du thuyen den Furete Amador, port cua Pamama. Du khach xuong thuyen bat dau 6am va len thuyen tre nhat la 5pm. Chung toi xuong thuyen khoang 8am. Mot doan ca vu cua Panama dung truoc port de chao don du khach that ngoan muc. Sau do toi di toi voi nhom nguoi Phi Luat Tan. Toi hoi nguoi tai xe rang ai la chu cua Panama bay gio? Tai xe nguoi Panana noi la Panama lam chu 100% va nhieu lan China co gang thue la nhung My da ngan cham Panama lam viec nay va Tau cong chi thue 25 nam Container Port. Co le Tau cong muon thue port nay dai han de tu tu nam het Panama ... read more
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