Bocas Del Toro – Panama

Moving on from CR we decided to go by public transport. There was a short bus ride from Cahuita to the border. To cross over we had to walk across an old wooden rail bridge which needed a vast amount of repair. Floor boards had been laid over the gaping holes which you could see the river below.

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Once the other side we paid $3 each for entry & had to queue for a stamp & then we were off!

We caught another two buses on which we were the only foreigners. The people seemed v welcoming, smiling & offering info. The children seemed fascinated with the colour of my hair & skin.

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Once we arrived we caught the water taxi (speedboat) out to Isla Colon the main island in the group of islands in th BTC region.
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Colon is a fantastic place we hope to visit the other islands, which are smaller, over next few weeks. Ideally we would like to stay a month & have a volunteer job lined up on Tuesday & Thursday evenings helping at English language lessons.
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Where we’re Staying
We have managed to find a great spot outside town (quiet) with little Caribbean Cabañas. The first week we were sharing with a lovely guy from Canada called Paul.
We asked to stay another 2 weeks, & because it is high season the woman who runs the place has put us in a luxury cabańa all to ourselves for two nights. Next week we are back to our shared place with new housemates, so it will be interesting to see who they are.
If you ever visit Bocas, we would recommend this place; clean, away from the lively hostels in town & a good price.

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