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Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro

I kept seeing Bocas del Toro, Panama, pop up in “Places to See Before they Disappear” and “Endangered Regions”  lists.  I particularly love traveling to places that haven’t yet become inundated with tourism, and we had credit card points that were calling our names, so […]

Water Taxis in Bocas del Toro

Water Taxis in Bocas del Toro

As I researched transport in Bocas, I read several stories of water taxi drivers falsely elevating prices whenever they saw a tourist headed their way. I can’t speak from personal experience as to whether or not this is true, because we always used the water […]

Restaurants in Bocas del Toro; Isle Colon

Restaurants in Bocas del Toro; Isle Colon

These places were recommended on various sites – we were able to make it to most but not all of them, but they all had pretty rave reviews. Here’s some addresses and names to save you time. Keep in mind the hours for the restaurants […]

Weather in Bocas del Toro

Weather in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro has a tropical rainforest climate that HAS NO PREDICTABLE DRY SEASON. It literally rains all the time. Weirdly, the driest months are October, January, and March but even those ‘dry’ months aren’t really dry. The temperature stays in the mid-80’s regardless of […]

Language & Currency in Panama City and Bocas del Toro

Language & Currency in Panama City and Bocas del Toro

Language Spanish is all you need to know, although the Native Panamanians have their own dialect. If you are in cities that are common tourist destinations like Panama City or the Bocas region, most people speak enough English for you to get by, but I […]

Safety in Panama

Safety in Panama

One of the questions we were asked the most after we returned was why we chose Panama, and how we determined it was safe. In terms of South and Central American countries, Panama ranks very high in safety. However, there are certain regions of the […]

The Tram Scam

The Tram Scam

Most common complaint of tourists visiting Budapest? It’s sure to be some variation of the following: “I was fined for not validating my ticket.” “Someone with an official-looking wristband walked up to me and told me I owed them 6,000 HUF for not validating my […]

Do I Take the Tram or the Metro? And what about the bus?

Do I Take the Tram or the Metro? And what about the bus?

Tram v. bus v. metro? The Metro is, as I stated before, incredibly easy to use and navigate. It’s good at dropping you in the general vicinity you’d like to be in, but typically doesn’t place you right beside your destination. We often found ourselves […]

Transportation in Budapest

Transportation in Budapest

To find a map of ALL the public transportation in the city of Budapest, click here and zoom in to the area you’re most interested in (you need a strong internet connection for this map). Metro Budapest’s metro lines are simple to use and cheap. […]

Top things to do in Budapest (Part 2)

Top things to do in Budapest (Part 2)

5. Buda Castle – Buda Castle is massive and encompasses several exhibits you might want to check out, including the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Matthias Fountain. The Museum of Fine Art is under renovation right […]