So far Panama is the only country I’ve visited in Central America.
The country is very diverse: Panama City has more skyscrapers than most cities in the world, you can hike in the cool mountains, and swim, scuba and snorkel on both the Caribbean (e.g. Bocas del Toro) and the Pacific sides (e.g. Las Perlas, the Pearl Islands) of the country.
- Taking the bus in Panama City is not as simple as it seems, particularly if, like me, your Spanish is very basic. How to take the bus in Panama City if you don’t speak Spanish (the amount of traffic I get on this post shows me that many travellers find the “system” difficult!).
- What it’s like to travel solo in Panama, a “week in the life” interview I did for The Professional Hobo, which includes tips on packing, the nomadic life, solo travel and, of course, Panama.
- Hiking in Boquete, a guest post from Jason Godfrey.
- A post from half-way through my five weeks in Panama: Belly health on the road (for World Travel Buzz).