From Mexico to Bocas del Toro, Panama with a pit stop in Costa Rica

Greetings from below sea-level! #Panama #diving

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Tomorrow our IDC (PADI’s Instructor Development Course) was supposed to start. Here, at Playa del Carmen – Mexico, things didn’t go as planned, so we have to make a decision.
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Travel guide: the island life in Bocas del Toro

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If you’re traveling to Panama and looking for the Caribbean reggae vibe you cannot miss out on a visit to Bocas del Toro. Think sandy beaches, crystal clear water, surfing and diving, good food and happy people.
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Photos from 7 months in Latin America

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Latin America is enormous and you can easily spend over half a year to explore the surroundings. After I graduated for my tourism degree I wandered around for 7 months, starting in Argentina and finishing in Mexico, and I brought my camera to capture the wonderful views.
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Hostel review Mar e Iguana in Panama

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I arrived at Mar e Iguana hostel not knowing what to expect. Maybe a couple of Rastafarian people hanging at the bar or maybe some Iguanas making this place feel like home once I arrive? However, when I saw the website I knew it was going to be a very relaxed place close to the beach, but I did not know it would be so cool as it actually really was!
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Getting my PADI in Panama

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Having just arrived to Bocas del Toro I thought it would be good to walk around and explore town a bit. At first I wandered around and did not even notice the diving school until I turned around and walked right up to a sign saying “The Dutch Pirate”. I believe the name was very appealing to me but on the other hand also repelling since I tend to avoid Dutch things while being abroad. I decided to enter the Dutch pirate’s office anyway to find out what my destiny here in Bocas was.

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