Tuesday 15 December 2009. Panama.
Panama was a new country to us, and we didn’t want to spend every day on the hotel site. We’d arranged a couple of days out with a birdguiding company, Birding Panama, and today was to be the first outing. A nice young local couple, Jose and Mia, with excellent English (putting our minimal Spanish to shame), superb birding skills and good company were to be our guides for the day and we were very glad to have arranged a trip to Panama City with them. We were picked up at 6 am from the hotel foyer, clutching our box breakfasts (which were free, but sometimes a bit difficult to get hold off as the receptionists didn’t quite understand what we were asking for!) and whisked off to the big city and our first stop, Metropolitan Park.
Located on a hill to the north of…
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