In Taboga there's almost 3m tide difference between am and pm, and in the morning there's a beach that connects the main island to another smaller one, which is impossible to reach in the pm because of the high tide. We want to catch this opportunity but unfortunately once by the second island it's full of trash and really not appealing.The beach and water next to it is also full of dead sardines, left over of pelicans meals... ok let's go back to the guesthouse! Lunch and then at 3pm 1hr boat ride back to Panama, $7. Stop at El Mercado de Artesania where I bought few really nice hand made 'molas', Kuna Indians typical stitched fabrics. We leave our packs at Magnolia Inn- they are so nice- and go to the fish market for our last panama cheviche: great vibe with locals of all age and type. Taxi to the international airport, $15 after bargaining, 45min ride, 80km. I thought it was less.
9pm flight to Cartagena, arrival at 10pm, $6 taxi to Hotel La Magdalena in Getsemani, the hip/up&coming part of the old town. The room is $30 w bath n AC but since there are no windows the air smells humidity and wet dog... Tomorrow we'll have to move elsewhere. Walking around town is fun: a lot of music and locals partying out of their house. On the church square there are a couple of DJs playing good house music and everybody is chilling around drinking chatting and dancing. Cool.