Honestly I'm not sure why people on the island sold coke-a-cola and rum, but didn't have any food for sale. But it turned out fine, and I can't really complain too much because we were literally in paradise. This wasn't like the pictures you see online of a deserted palm-tree covered island, it was that and so much more. You felt how secluded these islands really were as soon as you jumped into the water-taxi. It was the first time I really felt separated from society. There were several times that I started to think, if anything were to happen here, it'd be a good 5 hours before you got to a hospital. It felt relieving though, you really felt free, rugged, and raw. Friends, the ocean, a good book, and a home-made volleyball net were all that you had for entertainment, yet everyone was loving it! This was the culture that I thought I would experience throughout Central America.
Two days later though, I felt society pulling me back to it. I finished my book and realized that whether I liked it or not, I was brought up in a society where we feel the need to progress. That progress may be artificial but it was something that I couldn't deny. I wanted to do big things, see more, feel more! Although humans are creatures of habit I think that if I stayed somewhere like this long enough, my desires would diminish, and I would form new habits, but I didn't want them to.
So after an amazing three days of snorkeling, great meals, friends, and adventures I was ready to be back in Panama City, with new ideas and plans for life!
P.S. I didn't bring my camera unfortunately, but it was almost a blessing, because I really wanted to get away from all of the technology for a bit. No pictures or videos, but if you make it to Panama, please, visit the San Blas! I hear that the sailboat adventures of the islands are even better!