A nice welcome to Panama City!

I could have written this post yesterday, but I spent the day doing nothing. I woke up at 1pm and then decided to spend my last day in Panama City watching movies on my laptop. I was exhausted from doing something everyday. I watched “The Proposal” and “Easy A” both very good and funny movies.

Anywho I am sure you want to know if I survived my mini melt down or if the red dots on my legs have gone away or if I finally got a new camera. Well to answer those questions yes I survived my mini melt down, the red dots have gone away (THANK GOD) and I bought a new camera (set me back $139.09, but oh well I needed it).

View of Boquete from one of the mountains! (Picture courtesy of Globe Trotter Girls)

I spent the past week still tagging along with the Globe Trotter Girls, Jessica & Dani. We spent two days in Boquete and I fell in love with that little mountain town. It is so cute snuggled between so many mountains. I think I love it more because the highlight of my trip (so far) happened there. I spent one of the days with Dani walking around the mountains for hours and along the way we came across a family of indigenous children. We stopped for a bit and chatted with them. They were so quite and seemed to be in awe of us when really I was in awe of them. I asked them a few questions and then if they spoke English the oldest one said, “no”. I asked him if he wanted to learn a few words he said, “yes”. I taught him how to say hi and bye in English. He got the hang of it fast and when it was time to go he told us bye a few times. As we walked away I got teary eyed, because that was just such a fucking awesome feeling.

My favorite moment by far. Ugh they are so damn cute, I just want to bring them all home.

From there we made our way to Panama City. This is where it gets interesting and is what a lot of you have been harassing me to give full details about. So the three of us started our long bus ride down to the city. Along the way on one of the stops the guy next to me got off and on another stop another guy sat next to me. As soon as he walked by and sat down I looked at Jessica and we both mouthed “he’s family” code for “he’s gay” (it’s something I taught Jessica and Dani to start saying that I use at home. It’s so much nicer then saying oh he or she is …). So a few hours along he starts talking to me. He made small talk and asked me a few questions. I answered them and asked a few back no big deal.

Jessica, me & Dani with the Panama City Skyline behind us.

We finally made it to Panama City, I said bye to the guy. We got our luggage and we all needed to use the restroom so we did. I still have not mastered how to handle my backpack, daypack & money belt in a restroom stall. So it naturally took me forever as I walked out of my stall I bumped into the guy from the bus. I said “hi”, and went on to wash my hands after I finished washing my hands as I started walking out he tapped me on my shoulder. I said “yes” and he asked me to come here, I said “okay”. He said he had a proposition for me, curious as I am I said “okay what’s up” (this is all happening in Spanish). He said “I am gay and I think you are too”, in my head I was like OMG HOW THE HELL DOES HE KNOW, but lol I know its sometimes obvious I can’t help it. So anywho I said “okay and…” he said “well I think you are cute and I would like to know if you would please show my your penis in one of the stalls?” I had no clue what to say and just said ”oh no I can’t do that”, turned around and walked away. I couldn’t believe what just happened, I was giggling and of course had to gossip with the girls and let them know what happened. They of course thought I was hooking up with the guy… how horrible of them to think that, but who am I kidding if he was cute I probably would have, jk! Looking back at the situation now I kinda feel bad for the guy. I mean he had the nerves to ask me, so maybe I should have showed him my penis. Anywho, I didn’t and that was my nice welcome to Panama City.

Mira Flores locks at the Panama Canal.

The next several days in Panama City were very busy and filled with activities. At first I didn’t think I was going to like it but in the end I must admit it’s a great city with a lot to offer. Some of the things we did were go to the mall (had to get a new camera), Panama Canal, Isla Taboga, Parque Metropolitano,  also walked around Casco Viejo and did so much more just can’t think of it right now. Oh and one of the nights we even went to one of the gay bars and well I will leave that story for another time (it’s interesting how gay clubs work down here). For now I made it to David, Panama all on my own. I had to say goodbye to my girls this morning as they headed off to Germany. I have to get used to being alone again, so off I go to enjoy the night in David.

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  1. Jaime, you freakng kill me! LMAO!

    Keep having a great time, keep taking those pictures, posting the updates and keep living your dream. Were all loving following along!
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  2. LMAO.

    Wow. if this is the start of the trip, imagine down the road! That is the best story every!!!!!
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  3. Wow. And its only been 16 days. Hah imagine the road to come. Enjoy!

  4. Damn it. My life will not be complete until someone asks to see my penis in Panama.
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  5. Only you Jaime… ONLY YOU!

  6. I think our Twitter version is better! 😛

    And Jaime…haven’t you ever heard of gaydar? Works like a charm… 😛
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  7. That is QUITE the introduction. Just to state the obvious, you did end the story with, “….so off I go to enjoy the night in David.” Are you telling us the guy’s name is David?

    I KID!

    Besos! xoxox
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  8. Hilarious story!! That’s amazing hahahahaha!!!

    I love the picture with you and all the kids – they look SO adorable!!
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    • Thanks Lauren & omg the kids were so damn adorable… I really wanted to bring them al home with me. Like for real… I don’t know what I am going to do when I get to Guatemala and they are really all over the place.

  9. QueenBrain12 says:

    Que guapo! You’re so hot that guy could see through your clothes! Please be careful and don’t just show your goodies to anyone. Lol wait no I want you to be scandalous! Eeeee
    I can’t wait to hear about your adventures “in” David. Lol
    I’m a bit sad you are alone again but I was starting to get jealous of those globetrotter chicks. I’m glad you got to hang with them and now you are back to exploring the world on your own.
    Stay safe. I effn love you!!!!


    • Hey QB, maybe it was my shirt… I was wearing the one you got me after all…lol!!! FYI that shirt has easly become my fav shirt of the trip. I wear it all the damn time. Aww don’t be sad I am alone… I am kinda loving it, today at the hostel I met so many amazing people & sadly I wasn’t doing that with GTG because I was always chatting and hanging out with them. I will be fine & oh trust I will explore David…lol!!!

      • QueenBrain12 says:

        I’m glad to know your living the shirt I gave you! Im sure you will be fine by yourself but it was comforting knowing experienced backpackers were with you.

  10. Haha that’s awesome! Welcome to Panama, the locals are very friendly 😀
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  11. Looks like you had quite the adventure in Panama City. I feel in love with it when I visited. Glad you enjoyed it!



    • Oh yes Samantha it was quite an adventure to say the least. I didn’t like the city at 1st but it grew on me and now would say I loved it.

  12. I bet the “gay incident” is not the usuall first experience people have when they arrive in Panama City 🙂 Wonder what else will happen to you the next couple of months 🙂
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  13. Hahahaha! Keep pumping out the blog posts and entertaining stories mate, loving your work!
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  14. pinche jaime! No que eres tán NAKO! “maybe I should have showed him my penis” bajajajajaja. Fool, you have me cracking up!

  15. OMG OMG OMG!!! I can’t believe that happened to you! I love that you shared this with us though. Glad things are looking up again!
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    • Andi I couldn’t believe it either… and of course I had to share it. Its too funny not too. Oh & I am so glad things are looking back up again too.

  16. Having a good laugh now about the penis thing 😀 One has to travel to experience all this haha
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  17. Oh where do I start?

    The red dots, I got them in Panama too, they are just bug bites but don’t scratch or they get nasty.

    Cameras are cheapest in Panama, if anything it was your lucky day.

    And crazy bathroom story! That guy has balls! Pun intended 🙂
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Ahhh how I love ya. Yeah I didnt scratch at all… didnt want them to get nasty. I am glad my next stop was Panama City when it broke got a good cheap P&S. Ass for the balls I would have to say yes he did have some big ones to ask me like that.

  18. I’m totally late to the party on this one but I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself. Didn’t you say you were worried about getting laid on the road? Apparently not an issue!

    I’m patiently waiting for your story about your first time building the “fortress of tiny towels” in your hostel so you can enjoy some privacy with your new “friend”….. lol.
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    • OMG I LOVE YOUR ENTIRE COMMENT DAVID… too funny “Fortress of tiny towels”… im so going to use that in the future if it does happen….lol!!!

  19. OHMYGOSH, I’m reading this at McDonalds (free wifi) and I laughed so hard at what that guy said that my 2 travel buddies looked up from their computers and started laughing at me O:-) They demanded an explanation!

    I’m hoping after I get back from my road trip (before or after I go home) that we can have a Skype chat!!! It’s about time we “met”!
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