After buying a ticket to Medellin, Colombia for a Monday afternoon we weren’t sure what we wanted to do over the weekend but we sure didn’t want to stay in Panama City again. On a whim and a brief recommendation we caught a bus to El Valle de Anton. I was excited to see different birds and not be in the urban heat of Panama City in search of air conditioning. 2.5 hours later we found ourselves in front of Bodhi Hostel which had a huge van and a 76 year old Canadian who was apparently living in it. We walked in and immediately but unexpectedly spotted our German friend we met hiking one of the volcano’s in Nicaragua. We tried meeting in the city but were unable to do so because of our completely different journeys. We also saw a Dutch couple we’d spent time with in San Blas. We were welcomed to our surprise by a young Asian looking man who was Chinese-Canadian and the owner of the hostel. Immediately, not even 5 minutes in, we had huge smiles, received hugs, and said hellos and goodbyes. Teresa our German friend chilled with us for the next hour as we tried to grasp the fact that Pepper, our French bulldog had gone missing in Washington. This weekend we both, at one point or another cried because our poor baby was missing. How were we able to smile through some of this time? We checked into Bodhi Hostel.