Full brain transplant – 7 weeks with no phone

I’ve been without a phone for 7 weeks now. It’s been, in a word, transformative.  At first I was uncomfortable not being able to take out the phone at any moment. I used to take it out at least 20 times a day. You sit down in a social area, a restaurant, a bar, chances... Continue Reading →

¡Todo norte – Hitching Panama to Alaska! Part 4: now I’m a yoga teacher

I've said it before: things are getting WEIRD ever since I went phoneless. The first few days were hectic. This was a month ago. I left Boquete to find my friends in the jungle of Limones, and, because I rely on my phone for everything, I was unable to find them for a full 24... Continue Reading →

Finding Limones [blog 037]

I would like to tell you a tale of my 24 hours spent finding Limones -- that is, finding my friends, Nadir and Tonguy, in Limones, Panama.  Finding Limones was a quest best summed up by a few facts: A few days ago my phone stopped working I left Boquete to find my friends in... Continue Reading →

The 7 best hikes of Boquete, Panama

1. Baru Volcano - all about the view Not Easy 27 km roundtrip Entrance: $5 Let's start with the big one. At 3,475 meters, Volcan Baru is the highest elevation in Panama. From the Boquete side, the hike is not technically difficult - in fact, there is a dirt/rock road leading all the way to the top.... Continue Reading →

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