Panama City...

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Wow... What a long trip! Didn't have to be so long but who knows how long it would have taken me if I hadn't had help. I am so grateful I have been sat next to a girl on the plane whose mother was picking her up from the airport and they offered to take me to the Albrook Bus Station (saving me from trying to find the bus at the airport - which was outside of the actual terminal areas)... So I hopped in the car with Sakiyna, her mother and stepdad, and made a pit-stop at their house. There they gave me some snacks and juicebox for my remaining bus trip.. Felt like I was being sent away to school.. :) Her stepdad walked me to my bus and away I went...  

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3 hours on a bus later  (yes dad, it was dark when I arrived.. Whoops!) I found myself at Bodhi Hostel. 

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I was super awkward walking in, as this is my first experience with hostels.. Met people from England, Argentina, and Germany to name a few.. The guy from Argentina is on a world tour (literally) and has been driving (shipping his car when necessary) around with an inflatable bounce-house/castle that he then takes to orphanages around the world to let the kids play in for free- how cool is that? I think he should be sponsored or something- what a life! 

So today (my first official full day in El Valle de Anton (Anton Valley) I woke up early to meditate in the garden, then organized the main room for a yoga class. Only 2 people woke up (but there were only 5 here today) and practiced with me. It was still such a cool experience.  

Afterwards, I went with my new friend Ahmad from London on a bicycle ride to Chorro las Mozas to swim in the river and check out the waterfalls... No big deal.. :D  

OK I am LOVING this...  

 At the top of the steep waterfall... First of many yoga poses in Panama :) lol!  

At the top of the steep waterfall... First of many yoga poses in Panama :) lol!  

 Chorro las Mozas  

Chorro las Mozas  

Clearly I have wifi here but as I said- I don't want to be online much. Will just be updating a bit and that's all! Love to you all! Will catch up when I'm back! xoxoxo

Maria Rose 🌹 

 Took a bit of a splash around here.. :)  

Took a bit of a splash around here.. :)