Latin America summary

After nearly three months of travelling in Latin America (including a quick stopover in Miami) we’ve reached the end of the first section of our trip. During this time we have visited Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras (Roatan only), Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. We can’t believe that almost 90 days have passed already. Here are some of the highlights:…

Island hopping in Bocas Del Toro

Our final stop in Panama was the Caribbean archipelago of Bocas Del Toro (which translates as “mouths of the bull”), close to the Costa Rican border. It is made up of nine islands and hundreds of cays and islets. The main village, Bocas Town, is equal parts rickety and charming, with tin-roofed clapboard houses converted into colourful shops,…

Bucolic Boquete

After a sweltering few days in Panama City, we were relieved to move to the cool and fresh climate of Boquete, a ten hour bus ride away. Boquete is a small town, nestled in lush, green, forested mountains in the western Chiriqui province of Panama – less than 40 miles from the border with Costa Rica. Hiking is…

Panama City: a capital of contrasts

Casco Viejo is the oldest district of Panama City. Jutting out into the sea on a peninsula (a site chosen to guard against invaders), Casco was initially abandoned as modern Panama City sprouted its skyscrapers across the bay. Just fifteen years ago tourists were warned not to stay here. Even now we were given a map with clearly…