Costa Rica

In a Crater

I have now said a fond farewell to the Voyager Hostel in Panama City and have begun the journey back towards Costa Rica. The City is great but after a week there I had kinda slipped into resident mode…..Burger Kings, Cinema, Casino etc. All great fun, but a sign its time to find patures new! I am now in El Valle, 2 hours west of the city in a little town which nestles in the crater of a long extinct volcano. It is incredibly picturesque here, and famous for its handicraft markets. Which really is little more than an overpriced tourist trap!

And today I met up again with Sol the Argentine girl, now accompanied by her mum and the `nearly retired` American couple who are still so young at heart it defies all logic! Nearly 65 and with an artificial knee the guy still goes off with the missus everywhere, usually in search of a good spot to do some fishing! We were also joined by a German girl and did some shopping and a fairly long stroll up a hill to see a waterfall. All good fun, but tomorrow Im off to David. I wont be staying there, just breaking up the journey to Manuel Antonio on the Costa Rican side of the border.


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