Our Christmas vacation this year (my week off from work) was to Panama City, Panama. We started out in the city, which actually is quite modern and pretty. They have a beautiful boardwalk along the ocean with parks and walking/biking paths. Scattered along the paths are work-out spots, soccer and basketball court that are alive with activity most of the day. We visited the Panama canal, which was a learning experience. Apparently, I had forgotten a chunk of US history.
After our brief stay in the city, we flew to Boquette, Panama for some adventure! Boquette is a tiny town located in the mountains north of Panama. The weather is much cooler, and, apparently only during the first two weeks of January every year, is rainy all day almost every day. After those two weeks, they have perfect weather. (lucky us) The rain didn't spoil our fun. We bought slickers and ventured out for many adventures.
We hired a rock climbing expert, Ceasar, who drove us to a secluded lake and taught us how to rappel. Unfortunately, there were no successful recordings from the new GoPro that we purchased for the trip. (You'll just have to take my word for it that I rappelled down a waterfall.)
I think my favorite adventure was white water rafting with this cute couple from Canada. Our guide was amazing. He was a little concerned, however, when DTB fell out of the raft while before we started the journey and was swept down the river. He managed to get back into the raft without problem, however.
DTB came out unscathed from his mishap, which is more than I can say for myself. Somehow this happened, although I'm not exactly sure how. (it's a natural talent)
We loved out trip and look forward to another adventure this year. Thanks for planning a great trip, DTB!