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Portobelo and Isla Grande

We went North today.  We started a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean and drove for an hour or so up to the Atlantic side of country.  First, we went to Portobelo to see the ruins of an old fort and the Black Christ, which is an important shrine to many Panamanians.

Next, we drove another half hour or so to Isla Grande and hung out on the beach in front of Pupy’s restaurant. Puply did not cook today, but his son did a great job preparing a traditional Caribbean meal with various types of fish, some unreal patacones, and coconut rice.  We stayed on the beach for a few hours and then most of the group slept on the way back to Panama city……resting up for the bar hopping.

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