Panama - Bocas and the city
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After a long trip from Costa Rica ending up in an Apocolypse Now type boat ride from Canuignola to the island, I ended up looking for a hostel on what was reputed to be Panama´s best beach spot. The hostel I chose was classy, my $4 for the night got me a bed (complete with bed bugs, which bugged me for about 10 days after this..), an all night bender and a ground floor that was entirely flooded the next morning. Nice.
I did manage to go for some snorkelling in the rain the next day, and then decided on account of the bad weather to make a break for Panama city. I got back from the snorkelling trip with about 15 mins till the last boat left the island and therefore ended up on my 9 hour bus ride to the city with wet boardshorts on and lets not forget those bed bugs.
Which never happened. I thought it would be great to see the canal at sunset but got lost en route and when i turned up there, the viewing platform was closed off for the day... Strong work Geoffrey.
So, Panama is not top of the list so far.