The two of us in the jungle in Norther Panama- island of Bocas del Toro, on the northern undeveloped end. I keep finding myself falling behind and having too much to catch up on.. that just makes me procrastinate more. We started planning our race through Panama and Rachel reminded us there was really no rush. Since she rejoined me in San Jose Costa Rica we have felt like we are moving a little faster than we'd like. Probably just lingering attitude from when I cruised through a few countries quickly. It was a good reminder so we decided to check out Boquete Panama. It was a nice town in a green valley- a wonderful respite from the 100° temps we rode through to get there. We stayed two nights and when packing up Rachel plugged her phone into a receptacle bank at the front desk. An older guy came in selling knives and some other stuff from a tray to support his dialysis treatments. He showed me his diabetic foot and bandages and his diagnosis paperwork from the hospital. I told him I didn't want any knives but I handed him $5. Then he stole Rachel's iPhone X. Fuuuuck that pissed me off. It was our only navigation tool since I dropped and subsequently lost my Pixel phone in Costa Rica. The hostel said they'd never had any issues in 5 years, and the cops said the guy was from out of town (they knew him) but a police report would take 3 days. We went to buy a burner phone and the Chinese couple running the cellphone store said a younger guy had come in earlier trying to sell them Rachel's iPhone. Im not a phone snob, my pixel I bought used and it's a couple generations old- but this new phone is a pain to type on! (Give me some credit for typing this post on it, Rachel hogs the laptop. Ok, hogs HER laptop) We rode through central Panama towards Panama City. It was a couple days of trials. I've been posting about Rachel's digestion issues, but its really not food poisoning. In fact its the opposite of traditional food poisoning symptoms. I won't get into details, but her symptoms are too close to the ovarian cancer that runs in her family to not take things seriously. We've scheduled testing in Medellin. Bottom line, that plus the heat, plus the lack of interesting towns made for some of our toughest days yet. But we did get rained on for the first time on our ride! It's rained plenty of times where we've been, but somehow without really trying to avoid it, we haven't ridden in the rain one single time! We got caught in a downpour and I pulled over under a pedestrian overpass to wait it out. It stopped, but we caught back up with it and got soaked. The following hour was back up to 100 and dry so we quickly dried out.