La Jungla

I’ve come to the realization that I do not like monkies in my hair, however, my boyfriend seems to have found his calling. Recently, we’ve stayed at a unique hostel called La Jungla in Boquete, Panama. It’s an animal rehabilitation and education center that has all sorts of creatures from baby goats to squirel monkies to toucans to boa constrictors. At the same time, it’s home to travelers looking for a warm bed and a bar (not the metal cage kind of course, unless you are into that kind of thing).








Besides going maternal over the cute animals, we’ve been exploring the mountain town of Boquete, Panama. Yesterday, we hiked the Quetzals Trail in the Parque Nacional Volcán Barú with a couple other travelers from Denmark. It was six miles uphill through dense jungle and across rivers. And when I say uphill, I mean almost vertical at a few points. At the highest point, we were at 2,500 meters above sea level. Really stunning! Sadly, we didn’t see any wild animals, not even the Quetzal bird, though we did see cows and sheep grazing at either end of the jungle.


  1. GORGEOUS!!!!!!! It’s fun to follow your adventures!

  2. james stevenson says:

    That’s the CUTEST little minkey I’ve ever seen!! I can see he must be related somehow to Ian.

  3. Susan says:

    You’re traveling. Keep posting photos and writing. Sounds like it has been fun and exciting already!

  4. faentur says:

    I am moderately confident that those pictures do not contain anything that can in any way be construed as a ‘trail’. Looks like an awesome day, though. 🙂

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