In order of visitation:
Bastimentos | Playa Las Lajas | Santa Fé | El Valle de Anton | Panamá | Gamboa | San Blas Archipelago
Bastimentos (Bocas Del Toro):
Interesting art at the hostel …
… like I said, “interesting”.
There’s a good street artist on the island. S/He decked out a whole abandoned house in this style — this plank was at the hostel.
It looks nicer than it is, real talk.
For instance, there’s a shit-ton of trash everywhere.
Sidewalk through the … marsh? jungle? wilderness.
There’s a monkey in this tree!
Here he is!
why, yes, that IS a cow skull nailed to a tree
highest point on Isla Bastimentos eh? After a 1-hour trek through the jungle, over and under barbed wire, I damn well better be at the top.
Bastimentos Town. It’s nicer from this angle.
The elusive (not really) and famous (really) red frog (strawberry poison dart frog).
my feets. again.
I’m not sure if this is a mangrove nursery or cemetary.
crabs. are. everywhere.
Playa Las Lajas:
some of the dogs and the plants at Hostel Nahual
I met the legend who pranked the entire Costa Rican health service by faking cholera! (That’s not even close to what happened, but that’s what this rag printed: http://m.lateja.co.cr/noticias/20893_coleron-por-broma/30/ & http://m.lateja.co.cr/noticias/20943_buen-simulacro-y-sin–colera/)
at least we needn’t worry about driving off a cliff anymore
Wannabe Flat Irons!
El Valle de Anton:
This towel cost me $1.
Panamá – Casco Viejo:
quite possibly the ugliest Frank Ghery
Bridge of the Americas
this boat has problems
la iglesia mas cerca de mi casa
uh-oh, adam and eve are in for it now
the very first transcontinental railroad still runs, and not just for tourists (though we do pay more than anyone else).
painting in the train
Guna Yala Comarca (San Blas Archipelago) – on the way to Colombia:
The boat: Luka. We would never be dry again.
1st Mate: Wacek (VAH-jek — he’s polish, like the captain)
I didn’t take most of these pictures; I was too busy being ill.
Coconuts: value as currency is USD$1; value if stolen is USD$5,000.
3rd Island, on which we stayed for 30 hours with no fresh water.
(Most of) The rest of the group
why yes, that is a real skeleton section
This unfortunate is snap is made all the more so by appearing to be me on the toilet. Alas, my shorts are simply not in view.