Panama visit – day 2. We’ll be trying to blog daily during our two-week recce to Panama. This is our last trip over here before our project crowdfunding in late September. We have meetings set up with conservationists, potential investors, collaborators, videographers, lawyers, builders and architects – so it will be a busy couple of weeks.
We saw this beautiful butterfly yesterday, just sunning itself against a sweet shop window. We’re not sure if this little fella is 100% ok – and looks like something might have taken a slice out of his wings. We hope he was ok – a beauty in the city.
They say it’s all about the journey …
… and not the final destination. Well, we’re not so sure on this occasion! Our door-to-door journey from London to Panama City was nearly a full 24 hours. We left our London flat at around 5.30am and arrived at Ariel’s sister’s place close to 11pm local time (4am the following morning, UK time). Wow! The journey isn’t normally this long – so you future b í k u treehouse ‘holidayers’ don’t have to worry. Also – there are direct flights from continental Europe to Panama, it’s just the UK that takes longer and hasn’t caught up with the direct flights yet.
We had a four-hour wait in Newark airport for our transfer to Panama. However, our flight was further delayed with air space being cleared for President Trump’s arrival at the airport … Thanks Donald!
But, it’s definitely worth it. One day down and we have already had an amazing meeting with a great contact of Ariel’s. We can’t divulge too much yet, but suffice to say that b í k u is much closer to becoming a reality than 48 hours ago.
Stick with us over the next two weeks to stay up to date with our project news.
Until next time, #liveslow.