boats and bikes. the 2 best ways to get around this place. colon, the main island; full of vendors, tour operators and a supermarket selling kosher on the main street. hostels boasting 'where the cool people stay' on their signs, and the dive shop rents surfboards, sells beers and makes breakfast/lunch/dinner. oh and you can do your dive ticket for US 250, which is a pretty good deal. a water taxi here charges you more to carry a surf board than it does to take yourself. there are americans everywhere in this place as well and, unlike in south america where spanish is a requirement, in this town people say hello as soon as they see you are a tourist, not hola.
bocos time. it seems everyone here is on it. no time is the name of the game- if you come wearing a watch, chuck it in the drink before you get off the boat- it's not needed here. things will happen when they happen. no worries, you know. i like this. it means people have the time- to chat. they can make time for you even when they're busy- because whatever they're doing can wait. no stress. no drama. it makes me realise that, even though i thought i was pretty chilled out- these guys are reaalllyyy chilled out. like, really. really really.