Sorry for the delay – technical difficulties. I had heard a lot of good things about Boca del Toro. Its a group of Panamanian tropical islands easily reached from the mainland. I went to the main island, and certainly regret not having time to visit others. It was so tropical and Caribbean – great colors, lovely slow pace, clean clear water, and a wonderful relaxed vibe. It was nice finding cafes with great menus, I was sick of rice and beans with every meal. Fresh fish was plentiful and very tasty. I stayed in Boca a few days then a long trip to Panama City for the last stop on my tour. I decided to break the travel into two days, with an overnight in David. My bus arrived in David about 2:30 and I had not eaten, so a cafe was my first priority. As I got off the bus I noticed some cafes across the street, and lots of people eating – always a good sign. I walked over and watched as people just sat down at picnic style tables. I sat down and a gal came to take my order. I simply pointed to the plate someone across from me had. My meal arrived, fried rice, spaghetti, chicken and plantains – large amounts of each. I ate and ate, and could not eat half of it. When I went to pay the cost was $2. This was a nice surprise as Panama is not a budget destination. I arrived in Panama City at a huge bus terminal. Panama City is beautiful. New and ultramodern skyscrapers side by side with wonderful old colonial buildings. Here they rebuild instead of tearing things down. I spent an entire day walking around the old city. It had become a slum but is being restored to its former glory. I also did a transit tour of the canal – you just can not visit Panama without doing that. It was a wonderful last stop on a great adventure trip. I will post a detailed recap this week.