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Travel Stories: Panama – Part 6: Back to Panama City

We’re almost through, aren’t we? This feels so weird, honestly. Over the last few weeks I have been blogging weekly which feels very much like an achievment to me. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey with me! You mean a lot to me!Now: Without further ado: Here’s part 6: Back to Panama City! Let’s adress the elephant in the room: The Panamá Canal Apart from tax fraud this is probably the ONE thing most people associate Panama with. The Canal. In and of itself a wonder of modern – and not so modern engineeringNow: I’m not an engineer … I watch movies in class. So all of this wasn’t too exciting for me. I feel like I should disclose that. If you want to see the flood gates open and close you should most definetely check the schedule and be there early. While the bus drivers may not care about time and punctuality most captains do. If not: There’s more to do: There is a museum spanning over four or …

Travel Stories: Panama – Part 4: San Blas Islands

Ok, where do I start?One very interesting thing about Panama is it’s georgraphical makeup: Panamá is a so called landbridge; it connects the landmasses between Costa Rica and Colombia and has two coasts with completely different characteristics. I’ve told you about one of those coasts already: Santa Catalina was a beach town located near the Pacific. Let’s hop over to the other side, shall we? San Blas Islands The San Blas Islands are a group of smaller and bigger carribean islands just off the Atlantic coast of Panama. Some of them do have people living on them, some don’t. The whole area of San Blas is a self-contained Guna Community and therefore only accessible for strangers and tourists through booking a tour. The tours start from Panamá City and will then transport you up to the coast where you will then enter the boat to get your to the island you will be staying at. El Machico Hostal The Hostel we’d stay at in Panamá City. It is very central and you can walk almost …