Another day on Isla Basimentos

Trip Start Mar 22, 2010
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Flag of Panama  , Bocas del Toro,
Monday, December 6, 2010

This morning I woke up around 8:00 after a nice 10 hours of sleep ;) I had my cold shower and checked the web.. Till my breakfast was ready.. Scrambled eggs with toast and a black coffee..

After breakfast I had a chat with a retired American who was traveling for over a year though Central en South America. He also went to San Blas, so I got some useful info out of him. He paid USD$ 15.00 for a room on El Porvenir. Good to know.. And he said there is nothing to do.. Only a few hours of electricity a day, some times the they have a landline (phone).But he said it's beautiful, lots of snorkeling. I'm looking forward to it..

Before I knew it was 11:00, time to start the day ;) I decided to walk to a cafe on the top of the Hill.. Called "Top of the Hill cafe".. I walked there, had a coffee and walked back.. I was back at the accommodation around 13:00.. Wow it's so hot.. When I came back I was sweating like a fountain ;)

So I relaxed a bit, now I know why the locals don't do shit during the day.. They sit inside or in the shadow doing nothing ;)

I also booked a accommodation for Panama City.. Called Mamallena backpackers, this is a backpackers in the old city..And as it's pretty close to Panama-Albrook airport it's a good place to stay the night before I go to San Blas, and they also have a storage room. So I can leave some of my stuff there while I go to San Blas, as I can only take limited luggage or pay extra. So I better leave my stuff in Panama City for the 5 days. And when I come back, I have a good backpackers in the City, before I leave for Ecuador.

After booking the accommodation for Panama City I went for lunch, I found a creo restaurant and asked if they had lunch. They told me they only had fish.. So I thought I have a warm meal now and tonight some bread.. What I didn't know that they would come up with a whole fish, with rice and friend banana.. But it was an awesome meal.. Wow.. Best fish I had in a long time..

After my big lunch around 16:00 I had to lay down, as old men do ;) lol So I went for a 30 min snooze.. After my snooze I prepared some stuff for my trip to San Blas.. Got my pdf tickets on my phone, and read a bit more about San Blas.

After a while I decided to watch a movie, so I watched the old classic:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

And after that movie I watched another classic movie:
12 Angry Men

Both good movies, always fun to watch the old movies. Real classics from 1975 and 1957.. I think next will be Casablanca ;) After the movies I went to bed around 22:00

Patrick

Facts:
Coffee at Hill cafe @ USD$ 1.50
Big fish lunch and soda @ USD$ 9.00
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