We walk single file in the African bush, our ranger in camouflage fatigues leading the way, a high-powered rifle slung over his shoulder. A herd of cappuccino-coloured impala stops; ears perked up, they suddenly dart away, gracefully leaping over tree stumps and bushes like ballet dancers. But we’re more interested in the white-backed vultures stirring up dust clouds in the distance above the rib bones of a large carcass. A hyena skulks off as we approach.
Bocas is best for those bringing a spirit of adventure. No big resorts or five-star hotels have made their way here yet. Fly into Bocas Town on Isla Colon, then transfer to your small eco-friendly lodge (most use only solar power and collect rainwater for drinking). You won’t have air-conditioning, but you’ll dine by candlelight serenaded by cicadas and occasional monkey howls. Here are our three top picks for basking in Bocas your way.
â€œDo you know termites are 70% protein?â€? asks Rey, our expedition guide. â€œWith water, you could survive for three months just eating termites!â€? We grimace. Termites donâ€™t sound nearly as tasty as the food on our Safari Voyager expedition ship. â€œDid you see me eating termites yesterday in Manuel Antonio National Park? No? Guess Iâ€™m gonna eat more termites today!â€? Rey then jokes. Reyâ€™s a regular laugh riot â€“ he keeps us constantly entertained.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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