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Escape the heat with a picture

July 6, 2010

The first of the three digit temperatures (100 Farenheit) arrived in Florida a couple of weeks ago and it hurt. This week these hot temperature numbers have found their way north, infiltrating the eastern states in the US, declaring war on overburdened air conditioners and power grids.

I’m sure these nasty digits will also be lurking throughout Europe waiting for to make their move. So what can a person do when the crowded concrete city becomes too warm under foot? Not much actually. Sit under the air conditioner and hope like crazy it doesn’t fall apart; or get out some of those travel shots taken in places, where three digit temperatures don’t exist, and dream.

Right now I am dreaming of being in Panama’s Boquete region. Close to Costa Rica’s border and inland from the oppressive heat and humidity found around Panama’s coastal regions. Boquete offers cool nights and warm days — no air conditioner required.

Boquete town sits around a boulder strewn river that winds its way from the surrounding hills through the township before heading to the sea.  I was lucky to stay close to the river when I visited this place last year. Its cooling waters acted as a natural air conditioner and sleep machine.

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Hostel Boquete backs onto the river, offers private rooms and one of the best back yards in the area.

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I’m also am imagining rubbing a brass lamp and having a one-sided conversation to a rotund gregarious genie.

“I wish to be transported back to Boquete in Panama where the coffee is superb, the locals friendly (not all but enough), the climate is near perfect and best of all, there are mountains to climb….”

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Where do you wish to be right now?

Caffeinated Traveller

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11 Comments
  1. travelforaircraft permalink
    July 7, 2010 1:14 am

    New Zealand, without a doubt!

    • July 8, 2010 1:09 pm

      Of course NZ is very cool at the moment and probably wet as well.

  2. July 7, 2010 11:09 am

    We’ve had a steady sequence of hot and humid days too. I’d opt for swimming over a coral reef…sigh…

    • July 8, 2010 1:10 pm

      I like the idea of being in the ocean although the air temperature is still too warm for me. I love the cool mountain air, actually any place where you have been hiking recently will do.

  3. July 8, 2010 12:35 am

    Hi its really very nice blog i enjoyed a lot to visit.

  4. July 8, 2010 8:12 pm

    Swedish west coast… experiencing the apparent heatwave that’s hitting Sweden currently *haha*!

    • July 9, 2010 1:40 pm

      I can only imagine this heatwave to be a perfect kind of heatwave – minus oppressive humidity.

  5. July 9, 2010 2:49 am

    I’d happily swap temperatures with you. The cold and wet snap is making me dream of 100 Farenheit!

    Where do I wish to be? On a secluded spot in Bora Bora, with endangered turtles, a laptop and wifi. And my better half. Not necessarily in that order! 🙂

    • July 9, 2010 1:41 pm

      Dreaming is better than experiencing it, but then again I’m not into cold and wet so I don’t envy your situation. Bora Bora now that is one place worth lying on the beach and indulging in some of the Tahitian vanilla made goodies.

  6. July 11, 2010 8:47 pm

    That sounds heavenly. I have bean to coastal Costa Rica, and it is very hot there, but cooler in the afternoon when it always rains

    • July 13, 2010 12:56 pm

      Costa Rica has a mix of temperatures, cooler in the mountains and humid around the costal areas. I enjoyed the higher altitude climate around Monetverde, almost perfect except for the rain.

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