JJ and Marcela with their children, baby Daniel and Isabella
This is our third stay at their house and as before they are generous and genial hosts. I have no problem offering help or resources to other people, but it makes me uncomfortable accepting the same in return. They do not expect payment, but I get twinges of conscience taking what is so freely given. That aside I really enjoy visiting them. JJ and Marcela are close to our age and feel more like friends than host parents. I feel more relaxed in their home than crammed into a hotel. Also, it is ever more difficult to find available rooms in the city and prices go up accordingly. Trying to find a place to stay that we can afford is a stress I do not miss.
Having made the full group shot I could not resist making a Panamanian portrait of us. Marcela saw it and asked "Are those your parents?"