16 January 2011
Photo of one of the four islands that surround us. First Anchorage, Coco Bandero Cays, San Blas Islands, Panama
I lie awake at night dreaming up all kinds of things that I would like to mention on the blog and do you think that in the morning I can remember any of them?
Here's what we've read:
San Blas or Mulatupo archipelago of Panama constitutes an autonomous reservation, Kuna Yala or San Blas Commerce, which administers its own territory. Kuna Yala is formed by 378 islands and a small strip of mainland strung out along the Caribbean coast of Panama of which only 49 islands are permanently inhabited by the fiercely independent Kuna Indians. The Kuna run all the islands as an autonomous province, with minimal interference from the national government and have maintained their own economic system, language, customs and culture, with distinctive dress, legends, music and dance and thus have avoided traditional tourism development. The area is surrounded by reefs, some of the oldest in the world, and offer wonderful diving and snorkeling.