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Monika and Jens visit Panama and Costa Rica!

Sarapiqui, Tortuguero, Turtle Beach Lodge, Bocas Del Toro, San Blas and more! What an adventure of Panama and Costa Rica...

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Monika Sundem
We woke to the sounds of waves breaking out along the reef. This day we went to another nearby island to go snorkeling. Along the way, we tried trolling for fish, and actually caught a large …
Soaking in some last rays of sun
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Monika Sundem
This morning we had yet another early AM pickup, this time leaving a 4:15 to head to the domestic airport in Panama City for our flight to San Blas, an autonomous Comarca called the Kuna Yala, …
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Monika Sundem
The next morning we woke to be driven at 4 in the morning from El Valle to Gamboa to catch a boat for our tour to Barro Colorado Island that day. We met our guide Wendy on the boat, where we …
Sniffing around
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Monika Sundem
After this, we continued by car to drive 2 hours to another mountain town called El Valle. This town is situated inside the crater of an old volcano that erupted 3000 years ago. We checked in …
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Monika Sundem
The next morning we woke early to catch yet another puddle jumper flights from David to Panama City, where we were met by our guide and driver to head out on our Panama city tour. First we …
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Monika Sundem
We woke the next day, had breakfast, and headed towards another lodge on the mainland coast called La Escapada where we would meet our driver. On the way, we stopped at Dolphin Bay (along with a …
Kayaking Bocas
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Monika Sundem
The next morning we woke bright and early and headed down to Starfish Coffee. I ordered an iced vanilla frappe latter, which was heaven for me, and some breakfast. Next we met our pickup, Jim, from …
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Monika Sundem
The next morning we woke early and headed to the local airstrip by boat for our twin prop flight to San Jose to connect with our flight to Bocas del Toro. Although they are puddle jumper …
A jungle river in the rainforest
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Monika Sundem
We didn’t return to the lodge until 12:30 and went to bed fro a quick 4 and a half hours before being woken up by our guide for an early morning canal tour to do some more wildlife …
Getting up close and personal with the wildlife in Costa Rica
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Monika Sundem
After a good nights rest, we wake very early to head to Tortuguero. We meet up with the rest of the group at a restaurant along the way, and then combine with the others heading for the same …
Crossing a suspension bridge while hiking Sarapiqui.
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Monika Sundem
Our first set travel day started in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. After a windy road drive through mountains and past waterfalls on the side of the road, we arrive to flatter ground. First we stopped off at …

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