Now in Panama City !
Had an intresting last week at camp, apprently the massive earth quake in Chile had caused tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Only no one told us ! We were really shocked,but found it quite funny. Decided to stay the night in town so we could all leave early on Wed morning, we got a boat across to a near by town where we got a taxi to the Costa Rica/Panama border.
Had bit of trouble trying to get across the boarder as you need a ticket saying that your going to leave Panama again, but apprently plane tickets dont count. So after been queing for over an hour we were told we would have to go and buy a $15 return bus ticket that we would never use. Took two bus journeys to get to Panama City, which wern't too bad, ended up getting in for 10pm. Got a taxi to our hostel, which is in the middle of a really dogey area. When we arrived we were given a map by the hostel reception and shown the areas where we should never go as there too dangerous. Spent the evening relaxing at the bar under the hostel, which gives hostels resedents really cheap beer !
After an amazing breakfast of pancakes,tea(we have unlimited tea here !!!!!!) and bananas, we took a taxi to the Panama Canal museum. Spent most of the day there, was really intresting and we got to watch a boat going through the different lock systems. The canal its self was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. Went back to the hostel and spent the afternoon watching films and drinknig tea in the mini cinema located in it. We didn't really feel safe enough to go out an explore the area we're in.
Getting a night bus to Bocus De Toro tonight, should take around 13 hours ! Think I'm starting to get used to these long bus journeys. Can be quite good, depending on what films there showing. There allways in Spanish but some are quite easy to follow.