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Jul 14, 2013 - A Caribbean Adventure

The alarm went off at 6:00 and we dragged out of bed, showered, and down to the lobby for breakfast. Nice spread with fruit and eggs. Small but OK. Then packed up our stuff and down to the lobby. Kevin was waiting for us. He seemed nice – an American from Boston in his 30s. Seemed like a nice guy. The other person on our tour was Albert from the US too – he was in Panama after spending two weeks on a farm in Costa Rica. Nice guy and well travelled. Then off we went! We drove across the isthmus in about 90 minutes to the Caribbean on a new...

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Mar 29, 2006 - Portobelo

With only a few days in Panama we were restricted to the areas around Panama City, but wanted to make sure that we got out to see life outside of the capital. The nearby town of Portobelo was exactly what we were looking for..... a small town on the Caribbean coast (which is only 80km from the Pacific Coast) with some Spanish colonial ruins. We caught a local bus from Panama City (a.k.a. the Chicken Bus) which gave Ryan and I one last exciting trip in third world before we wrap up our trip. The buses that transport people around and...

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Feb 4, 2006 - Portabello

We left San Blas even though it was hard, but the adventure must continue right!?! We landed in a small town called Portobello. Portobello is known for its central role in the Spanish treasure route from Peru to Spain. We only spent one night here, but there was a lot of history to take in. Many Spanish fortresses still remain in this quaint fishing village. We walked around all day taking in all the sights, then ended the evening with an excellent seafood dinner along the water. Today we are off to Isle Grande which is an island about an...

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