Today is the last day of my picture a day series. It’s another picture of everyday life in Boquete. I was about to snap a picture of the house and the corn laying out to dry when the gentleman walked out. I hesitated because I wasn’t sure whether he was about to ask me not to. However he just wanted to have a conversation with us and said it was ok to go ahead and take the picture.
So many guavas go to waste here. Tree after tree is loaded and they just fall to the ground and rot. Whenever I go past a guava tree I try to pick the ripe ones within my reach. On this day I was only able to reach one, I rinsed it off with water from my water bottle and proceeded to devourer it. My group of hikers was moving on and I had to walk away. They couldn’t understand my fascination with the guavas and why it hurt me so to see them go to waste.
I walked past this school and the kids were banging on drums. I’m told they are practicing for Independence Day celebrations. November is a huge month of celebrations for Panama. Panama celebrates it’s Independence from Spain and Columbia in the month of November. Unfortunately I won’t be around for the celebrations. I fly out the first day of November.
This guy is on the Panama leg of his trip. He is driving from Argentina to Alaska in this Fiat. I’m guessing he’ll have to take a few ferries or boats in between. I wish him well. You can follow him on facebook.com/ArgentinaAlsaka.
I had a friend take a picture of me with the car but I look horrible next to the car so I’m posting this picture of just the car instead :-).