bocos del toro- cracking thunderstorms and beautiful afternoons

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. 

 the dive shop across from my hostel in colon.

the dive shop across from my hostel in colon.

 heaps of cool frame retro bikes here. 

heaps of cool frame retro bikes here. 

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.