February 27th 2014

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)

Gamboa Rainforest, Panama

An overnight stay to the town of Gamboa, where we’ll have an aerial canopy tour of the rainforest.

Aduana de Portobelo

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.

Isla Yandup, San Blas

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?

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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.

Detrás de la malla galvanizada.

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?

Comments (5)

  • Claire (@Kurea_San)

    February 27th 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, you are going to have an amazing time! My hubby and I backpacked through Central America back in 2010 for 5 months and loved every moment. We started in Mexico City and ended in Peru.
    Claire xx

  • Ginger

    February 27th 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Holy cow, I’m burning with envy! Have a wonderful trip! I’m so excited to see your photos!

  • Vanessa

    February 27th 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Wow, how lucky you are! How on earth did you get that gig with travel companies/airlines to travel for them? I want to do that! :P Your photos are lovely though. Have fun!

  • Sophie

    February 28th 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Sounds like it will be a stunning trip, I’d love to return to America :)


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