Boquete: Hikes

River valley Our current home in Panama is at the base of Volcan Baru, an active stratovolcano and the tallest mountain in Panama (3,475m or 11,401 ft). Below us is a river canyon with steep rocky walls covered in dense vegetation. All through our Panama trip, I have been quite enchanted by the rich flora and... Continue Reading →

Boquete: The first 10 days

We are now about 10km outside of Boquete, at the Boquete River Inn, where our view is across a ravine to the verdant slopes of Volcan Barú. When we wake up in the morning, the sun is just kissing the top of the volcano, the sky is clear, and the entire volcano presents itself to our... Continue Reading →

Pedasí: Fishing trip

I really wanted to go fishing in this part of the world, but I didn't bring any equipment, thinking I could rent gear if I ever got the opportunity. While checking out our host's well-appointed woodwork shop here in Pedasí, I spotted his stock of fishing gear neatly lined up on a rack. Wayne and I started... Continue Reading →

Pedasí: Road trip

We finally rented a car in Pedasí so we could explore around the peninsula. At $69USD/day, it's not an inexpensive choice for getting around, but we were excited about the freedom that having our own car offered us. We made a quick stop at Playa Venao (we had already been there as part of our waterfall... Continue Reading →

Pedasí: New Year’s Day

What a refreshing way to spend New Year's Day in tropically hot Pedasí. Our hosts allowed us to tag along with them and their friends to a waterfall where they like to hang out. A howler monkey hung out in the trees directly above us the whole time we were there, only moving to scratch... Continue Reading →

Pedasí: 12 days (including Christmas)

Images in this post are mostly random (some just phone shots) and do not necessarily illustrate specific text. On the first day in Pedasí: Arrival Getting to Pedasí from Panama City by bus is fairly straightforward. We took an Uber to the Albrook bus terminal ($4.68), caught the next bus to Las Tablas ($9.70 each... Continue Reading →

Panama City: Explorations

We already wrote about the two major attractions here: Panama Canal and Casco Viejo.  So this post is a collection of the other things we've been checking out over the last several days. It will be our last on Panama City, as we leave in the morning. Mercado de Mariscos (seafood market) Known in English... Continue Reading →

So you’re moving to Ecuador?

My Committed! post provided only our starting point (Quito, Ecuador) and no further travel details. Not surprisingly, many have assumed that we are moving to Ecuador, which is not the case. Our plan, and I use that word loosely, is to be nomadic, in other words, to stay somewhere until we decide it's time to move on (within the constraints of tourist visas,... Continue Reading →

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