#day350 – drawing a travel balance

I can’t imagine, my journey is coming to and end today. After more than seven months in South and Central America I’m flying back to Europe today. Not to Berlin though. I fly to Barcelona to meet my besties and celebrate a birthday, before I’m finally returning to Berlin in one week. I’m so looking forward […]

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#day348 – overlooking Panama City

Even though many parts of Panama City are quite dodgy and the downtown area, actually a World Heritage Site, is rather small and boring, there are a few nice spots in town. Ancon hill for example. A little hill in the  middle of the city, 600 something meters above sea level and Panama City’s highest […]

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#day347 – creating a like-list

A lot of rain made it possible to read a new book in two days. A book about a grandpa, who started living his life with 77. As many old people do, he figured out way too late, that life is too short to waste your time. He tries to find peace with his family […]

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#day346 – breakfast with a parrot

Every hostel has its own pet in South and Central America. Actually it’s not only one. They usually have cats or dogs and sometimes both. They pick them up from the street to save their life or just accept them when they move in by themselves. While I was having breakfast today, the hostel’s quite […]

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#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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