There are few islands that still belong to Indians. For example, the San Blas Islands in Panama. I look at them - and almost get married.
Panama stands for a lot of money. For big business with the money. Just there I meet one who came for the sake of money and then left it.
Panama is a place that seems to most of all one thing: pretty far away. I spend some days in the city with the canal and learn a lot.
Among us German lands. A bird's eye view of a nuclear plant looks like cloud factories. In addition, the patchwork of agriculture. Radiant farmers and radiant vegetables.
The famous Darien Gap describes the only gap of the Panamericana. So if you think you could drive from Alaska to Chile on a continuous road that disillusioned here at the latest. The region is special in every way. And one of the hardest places to cross in this world. My tramp route went straight through.
Bocas del Toro wears all colors.
My backpack is lying empty under my bed.
If I am more than two meters above the ground, I feel dizzy. I was Ziplinen in Boquete, Panama. That means: I put on a climbing harness and then fell on steel cables in gorges. With a small leather glove as a brake.
Nestled on a small bay lies Sapzurro. Only half the size of the tiny Capurganá, the place conveys pure Caribbean idyll. Fishing boats swim in shallow, crystal clear waters. Only the heavily armed soldiers, who guard bored the border with Panama, irritate a little.