November 22 to December 2, 2013, Panama
Here are some more of Wren and Laura’s recommendations for and photos from Panama.
2. Enjoy old friends and new while eating well.
Home-cooked gourmet meals by Jane and Tony, and while visiting Martine and Mark. Reconnected with pal Jon, the NY City Bagel Cafe entrepreneur and restaurant aficionado.
Gustatory delights at restaurants range from a $3 plato typico to a wine-pairing tasting menu.
3. Light up native speakers’ faces by being the first to greet with a smile and “Buena”, “Buenas”, or “Buena, Buena, Buena”.
We never could figure out which if any of these were correct. But they all resulted in warm return greetings.
4. Bask, swim and beach comb on tropical beaches.
On the Tuesday, Wren and Laura took the short ferry ride from the Amador Causeway to the nearby island of Taboga for a day of hiking, exploring and enjoying the beach. On the Sunday, Jon and Laura spent a relaxing day at a beach on the Pacific coast — see picture of Jon above.