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How is international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic?

How is international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic?

My last flight was exactly 7 months ago from Denver to San Jose, Costa Rica. I remember my friend and I making fun of the guy boarding in front of us because he had a tube of Clorox wipes in his backpack. A few people on the plane were also wiping down their tray tables with these soon to be hard to find wipes. What is wrong with these people I thought to myself? Little did I know that was…

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House Sitting in Panama City, Panama

House Sitting in Panama City, Panama

After almost six months of being trapped in Boquete, Panama I was definitely ready to move on. There were pretty limited travel options from Panama at the time and the idea of house sitting in Panama City had never occurred to me. It was a toss-up between Mexico and Ecuador. Ecuador wanted a $200 Covid-19 test to enter. Mexico wanted nothing. But I had never been to Ecuador before. Ecuador it was. When the hospital in David, Panama refused to…

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Hiking in Boquete, Panama – La Piedra De La India Vieja Trail

Hiking in Boquete, Panama – La Piedra De La India Vieja Trail

Hiking La Piedra De La India Vieja in Boquete, Panama is quite the challenge. It is probably the toughest trail I have hiked in Boquete so far. And it is also the toughest trail to find! Even with all my pictures and descriptions that will follow, I’m still not sure if you will be able to find it by yourself. Luckily for me, I didn’t have that problem. A few weeks prior to our hike, a local lady had seen…

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Hiking in Boquete, Panama – Cerro La Artilleria / Artillery Hill Trail

Hiking in Boquete, Panama – Cerro La Artilleria / Artillery Hill Trail

Hiking in Boquete, Panama can be quite challenging at times. Not just the trails themselves, but actually finding them is sometimes the biggest challenge. And Cerro La Artilleria is no exception. How to get there. The trail to Artillery Hill starts up a hard to find dirt road in Alto Jaramillo. This would be a long 1 1/2 hours walk from town so a car or taxi is recommended. The dirt road will be on your right after the field…

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My favorite places to photograph in Boquete, Panama

My favorite places to photograph in Boquete, Panama

There are so many beautiful places to explore here. Due to the lock downs, quarantines, closures and curfews of Covid-19 I haven’t managed to get to all of them (yet). But with that in mind, here is a list of my favorite places of where to photograph in Boquete, Panama. Let’s hope it gives you some good ideas of where to go if and when they open up for tourism again. 1. The Boquete Visitors Center (CEFTA) The Boquete Visitors…

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Hiking La Piedra De Lino in Boquete, Panama

Hiking La Piedra De Lino in Boquete, Panama

Hiking in Boquete, Panama is some of the best you will find in this region. La Piedra de Lino is no exception. I have been hiking on La Piedra De Lino a couple of times now. Both times were different but equally challenging. The entrance to La Piedra De Lino is a short drive or about an hour’s walk out of downtown Boquete. As I didn’t have a car, and public transport was not too appealing during Covid-19, I chose…

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Hiking Cerro La Estrella in Boquete, Panama

Hiking Cerro La Estrella in Boquete, Panama

After being trapped in Panama for 4 months for the Covid-19 crisis, I was getting desperate to get out and explore. I jumped at the invitation from one of the neighboring families to go check out a new trail. This is not a well-known trail, and you won’t find it on any maps around town. So join me and find out what it is like hiking Cerro La Estrella in Boquete, Panama! How to Prepare… Probably the most important thing…

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Surviving Quarantine in Boquete, Panama during Covid-19

Surviving Quarantine in Boquete, Panama during Covid-19

Never have I been in a place so long and seen so little! That was not my plan when agreeing to a three week house sit in Boquete, Panama. Surviving the quarantine in Panama for Covid-19 was about to be a new travel experience for me. After a quick 10 day stay to visit with friends in Costa Rica, it was time to head south to Panama. I spent my last two nights in Costa Rica staying in a dorm…

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