I know it seems like I just got back from holiday, but I’m off again soon – to Panama! Even better, this time it’s care of Air France-KLM, who are sending me to create some blog posts and photos to mark their new routes from Europe to Panama. I didn’t know much at all about Panama before I found out I was going – besides the obvious, canal and hats – but having just seen the itinerary for the trip I’m so excited.
Our rather packed itinerary includes… (photos c/o Flickr Commons, linked to source)
An overnight stay to the town of Gamboa, where we’ll have an aerial canopy tour of the rainforest.
Daytrip to the historic port town of Portobelo, named by Columbus in 1502, where we’ll do a mangrove swamp tour and visit the town’s fortifications.
A trip to the San Blas Islands on the Caribbean coast, where we’ll see a star pool and go snorkelling. Very looking forward to this bit. Did I mention it’s 35 degrees there right now?
A day at the Antón Valley, a volcanic area with some unusual natural wonders: gold frogs and square trees! We’ll visit the thermal baths and artisan market, and hit the beach afterwards.
Finally, a visit to the historial colonial parts of Panama city, and a visit to the canal of course.
I’m beyond excited and grateful to have this opportunity, although not a little nervous too. I’ll try to blog while I’m out there, and I’ll be Instragramming my way along too. Has anyone else been to Panama or Central America?