November 22 to December 2, 2013, Panama
Here are some more of Wren and Laura’s recommendations for and photos from Panama.
5. Bargain with taxi drivers.
Clue for best results: choose cabs with Christian music or motif.
6. Shop for indigenous-made crafts.
Tribespeople from different regions hand make lovely artwork. The Kuna Yala women sew stunning molas, the Ngobe embroider dresses and make bead necklaces, the Embara and Wounaan weave animal masks, gorgeous baskets, and carve lifelike animals from Tagus nuts.
For pictures of molas, see our mola blog.
7. Try to talk with parrots and howler monkeys.
We saw howler monkeys napping from Gamboa rainforest treetop lookout.
More blog posts coming soon with the rest of Wren and Laura’s top ways to play when on delay in Panama.