Sunday, September 13, 2009

Adios Bocas del Drago

We said goodbye to Bocas del Drago and headed to Boquete, Panama. Boquete is a tad bit higher in elevation so we are looking forward to busting out our fleece jackets again.

Our time on the island was well spent. We reviewed all of the verb tenses and practiced Spanish as much as possible on our little beach.

We also tried to pick up a few chords on la guitarra.

Mark jammed with Enrique one of our last evenings while I hung out with Itzel.

See you in Boquete!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bocas Del Toro

We're in Panama right in the region of Bocas Del Toro on Isla Colòn (Columbus Island). The official name of the beach where we currently live is Bocas Del Drago, but most people associate this region in general with the "Del Toro" part of the name above. It's kind of confusing with all these different Bocas names, but so it goes. This island is part of a string of beautiful islands on the Caribbean side of Panama, directly off the coast. From most of the islands, you can see the mainland of Panama. Where we are living, in Bocas Del Drago, the ocean is literally only 22 "Michelle sized steps" away from our front door (that's our unit of measurement here). Neither of us can ever remember a time when we have stayed this close to the ocean and it's pretty nice. Every night we fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean....we have 4 large windows that we leave open to let the breeze in (they have screens). There are mosquitos here, so a bed net is imperative at night, but the days are so