Hi everyone, at least all 35 of you that have signed up to follow the site. We have a slight change to our travel itinerary. We can’t get in to our place in Costa Rica until February 4th, yet we have to leave Ecuador by the 31st at the latest (90 days are up). So instead of the side trip to Panama we planned to do from Costa Rica, we have decided to go there first. We will be in Panama from January 30th to February 4th. We will leave Crucita on Thursday the 29th and fly from Manta to Ouito, because our flight the next day leaves at 5:30 am. The flights over here sure do take strange routes. To get to Panama from here we first fly to El Salvador, which by the way is the other side of Costa Rica. Then back to Panama. And guess where we fly to when we fly from Panama to Costa Rica. Yep to El Salvador first, flying over Costa Rica then back. Here is a map of the area to show what I mean.
Look like a lots of wasted flying time to me, but they must have a reason. We’ll be in El Salvador so much we might have to get temporary residency. 😉 Now we will have a day in Ouito to see some of the historical sites. In Panama our hotel is near the Mirafloras Lock and the Bridge of the Americas, at the entry to the Panama Canal from the Pacific Ocean.