We spent some time over the weekend planning our Panama adventure. Not wanting to waste a lot of time doing nothing we are Very much into the Internet and planning day by day things to do and how to do them. The transport, the places to see, the costs, the hotels. Sometimes it seems we have gotten it down to too much of a science. Maybe we have lost the adventure part. However, we have more money than time. In the past early years of my life in my journeys to Mexico and Belize I had much less money. I had no guidebook, I had no far reaching knowledge. I had what was word of mouth and a map. I am sure I missed things due to money or not even knowing about something to see or do because it never came up. Now with the Internet the scope of things is so much easier to access.
Seems like nowadays I require more of a plan, even in the general format. This is what we did in Nicaragua. Our plan was to get down the Rio San Juan. Other than that generality, we were winging it.
So our Panama trip is thus - we will start with out boat trip on the Andiamo and the San Blas islands. Then we Fly to David, bus to Boquette, stay there for the Los Quetzales trail hike. Maybe a coffee farm tour and a horse ride. Then on to Lostandfound for some more hiking in the jungle. Then to Boca Del Toro. More islands and beach time.
Things seem reasonably planned thus far.