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Island life

sunny 85 °F

Today we traveled from the western highlands of Chiriqui province to the Bocas del Toro region in the Caribbean. First we traveled by bus for 4 hours.

Dave was riding in high style with his Bose noise-cancelling headphones and his kindle UNTIL Sue asked him, "how can you read without getting carsick on all of these twisty roads?"

After two water taxi rides,

we set foot on a pristine beach in front of our new abode. This is paradise. Especially if you love GIANT bugs and monkeys that steal garbage off your front porch, no joke. I hope they like Sue's famous "grilled broccoli packets." Geckos are frequent visitors inside our rental home. Sure, they're cute on those TV commercials, but do you really want them sipping from your glass of white wine?

Seriously, this is a beautiful place. Think Gilligan's Island meets Survivor. In fact, our property manager alerted us that "Survivor" is filmed just down the beach from us. Palm trees, coconuts, pristine beach, dinnerplate-sized "palmetto bugs." You get the picture. We will have a fantastic 5 days here.


traveling lightly

traveling lightly

Posted by skwclar 12:51 Archived in Panama

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Be nice to the geckos, not only are they very cute, but they eat pesky insects. One of our guides in Costa Rica last year told us that she actually transported her house geckos to their new home when they moved since they had a insect problem.

Really enjoying the blog -- zip lining is amazing. Katie and I just booked tickets, we'll be back in central america (CR) in March.

by Dave J

WOW!! Love seeing your smiles and the amazing, varied adventures you are having!!

by Karen McNees

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