#day344 – cresting Volcán Baru

I wanted to crest at least one volcano in Southamerica. I failed. Too high, too expensive, still active…there was always an excuse. Volcán Baru, the only volcano in Panama, was my final chance. Now or never. And the conditions have been perfect. With an altitude of 3475 meters Volcán Baru is also the highest peak […]

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#day343 – meeting a transparent butterfly

Well, visiting a butterfly farm is actually not my prefered activity. Butterflies are nice, but also a bit childish. Whereas childish isn’t the right word. Rather girlish. Yeah, girlish is the better description. I mean, not the butterfly itself is girlish, just liking butterflies is a girls thing, if you ask me. Whatever, it was […]

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#day342 – finding the lost waterfalls

Oh, such a long time I didn’t go trekking. Must have been somewhere in Colombia. I can’t even really remember. Since Peru after every trek I use to say, it was for sure my last one. But there was always a next one. I compare it with a birth. You forget how hard it was, […]

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#day341 – spotting a Quetzal

The Quetzal is THE bird in Central America. It’s a colorful bird with a long tail and a funny hair cut. It lives in Central American cloud forests only and is a symbol of freedom. People say a Quetzal dies immediately in captivity. The currency in Guatemala is even named after it. If you want […]

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#day340 – explorig the Caribbean Sylt

Such a cute island. After the big main island I moved on to another small island, just a stone throw away. One dollar by water taxi. Compared to the big one, there are just a few accommodations and restaurants here. It’s quite calm, but I like it. While I was strolling around the island I […]

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#day339 – star gazing in the sea

Whereas others like to stare in a sky full of stars forever I’m immediately bored. I can’t see what’s so spectacular. As I’m the worst wild life spotter on earth I’m also not able to see star constellations. Maybe that’s the reason. I hated astronomy in school as well. The reason therefore might have been […]

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#day338 – blue eye bracelet

That’s destiny. I lost my blue bracelet a few days ago. Actually I didn’t loose it, it was falling apart. Too much salt water. I wanted to cry, it was a special one. Since I bought it last October in Lisbon I never removed it. It was a symbol for an amazing time. Today, just […]

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#day337 – Bocas biking squad

Finally back to an island paradise. Just one short night in a big city and I already missed the islands and the beach. That’s why I took immediately a nightbus across whole Panama to Bocas del Toro, the country’s best place for beaching and partying. And a bit island hopping once again. The first island […]

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#day336 – Panama City’s skyline

Back to reality. After four days of island hopping in the Caribbean Sea we’re in Panama’s capital now. Panama City. That’s a hard change of locations. I’m kind of shocked. And not only because we went from a deserted island to the urban jungle. It’s Panama City itself. To be honest, I had no idea […]

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