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Day 1669 – 1670: David, Panama

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 11 - 2015

Having hiked all night towards the summit of Volcan Baru, an extra rest day was certainly in order once we returned to the Bamboo Hostel in David. I like this place with it’s tropical garden, swimming pool, and associated tropical animals and birds walking around.

The mornings here are hot and clear, but as we are entering the rainy season, a massive rain and thunderstorm will usually build up around 3 pm. Not really a bad thing as the showers will take the temperature down quite a few degrees to much more bearable levels. It might not be optimal for cycling though – I will need to start the days early.

I enjoyed hanging around the hostel garden with Mariana and the other travellers passing by. On my final day in David I even had a short “business meeting”. It turns out that the freelance programming project that I have been working on during the last couple of years has a high level of activity right here in David of all places.

Tomorrow I will be heading towards Costa Rica! Looking forward to experience what this place has to offer.

Categories: Panama
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5 Responses so far.

  1. Marcos C. says:

    The world is almost perfect when you’re just passing through.

    And, your cycling odyssey’s timing is almost perfect.

    You’re young, strong, healthy and still have the enthusiasm & sense of wonder in all these new places you had & will still visit.

    I know that you’ll be writing about the entire trip a lot when the bike adventure is over.

    Enjoy the ride!!!

  2. Wenzel says:

    Reading your posts become a part of my daily routine. It’s not the same like traveling myself – yet it’s still a little view into the lands far, far away. Thanks for that and keep on going & posting!

    greetings from Germany

  3. Hi Wenzel. I’m happy to know that you enjoy the posts. It also really means a lot to me all the support I feel through this site. Thanks for coming along on the virtual ride 🙂 Thomas

  4. Thanks for the nice words Marcos! And yes, it is true that although it is sometimes a tough life out here, there is nothing I would rather be doing at the moment. Hopefully, one day I will get about to write in more details about the trip rather than these short blog posts. I think that will be a good way to finish the trip mentally once all the cycling is over. All the best wishes from San Jose, Costa Rica.

  5. The 3PM thunderstorms. I think of the posts that you made, all that time ago, while you were passing through SE Asia. 🙂