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  • newMonolith Discovered in Darien
    Archaelogists uncovered an ancient carved monolith in the province of Darien. The piece was taken to the old Reina Torres de Arauz Museum, where it is being held with other historical items in the custody of Panama’s National Institute of Culture.…
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  • Public Debt Continues to Rise

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  • Reforestation Plan is Coming
    The Panamanian government has launched a project to plant 2.5 million acres of trees over the next 20 years. According to National Environmental Authority statistics, Panama has over 17 million acres, of which nearly 50,000 are deforested each y…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 7:25am -
  • Panama Takes Ebola Precautions
    Panama’s Ministry of Health presented its contingency plan this week to address the possible arrival of the Ebola virus to the country. Measures adopted include: setting up an isolation ward in the 24 de December regional hospital for confir…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 5:53am -
  • Electoral Park to Replace Fruit and Vegetable Market
    The Electoral Tribunal has launched a master plan to convert the land occupied by the Fruit and Vegetable Market to an eight-acre Electoral Park. Park plans include green areas, parking for 340 cars, some small structures, pedestrian connections…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 4:04pm -
  • Varela Talks Public Health and Transportation in Atlanta
    President Juan Carlos Varela flew to Atlanta on Wednesday to meet with experts from the Center for Disease Control and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Through these meetings, Panama hopes to improve its transportation system and p…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 6:57am -
  • Hear the World Recognises Panamanian Foundation
    Fundación Pro-Integración (FUNPROI), a Panamanian foundation dedicated to working with people with disabilities, was among the recipients of this year’s Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald award. The award recognised FUNPROI’s work wi…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 6:26am -
  • Authorities Strike Against Mass Marine Killing
    The National Police and the Aquatic Resources Authority intercepted a large shipment of marine species at a checkpoint in Chepo on Wednesday. Agents seized 452 pounds of conch and 223 pounds of lobster, transported in a blue Nissan Frontier comin…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 6:57pm -

The Visitor

  • Thursday night jams return
    On Thursday, October 16 we will have the return of live music at the Plaza of the City of Knowledge. The guest artiste this week is the musician Ernesto Schnack. This event will take place every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to the publi…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:42am -
  • Isthmian Update – Some of the news in Panama
    Irregularities in Tocumen concession Irregularities in the granting of concessions have forced the international airport operator, Tocumen SA, to request an affidavit from shareholders and partners of companies doing business in the terminal. The ai…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:29am -
  • Tour de Panamá
    150 cyclists compete for the championship title By Sara Guandique From Tuesday, October 21 to Sunday, October 26, the tenth edition of the Tour de Panamá will take place, with more than 150 cyclists participating for the title, on this occasion wit…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 11:09am -
    Saturday, October 18 KASKADE Ryan Raddon, best known as Kaskade, a house, progressive house, electro and trance DJ arrives to “Bits,” the Hard Rock Hotel Terrace on floor 62. Tickets through Audiofoto and at the lobby of the HRH.   Until Tuesda…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 10:21am -
  • Prisma
    The contemporary dance showcase By Gabriela Arosemena The PRISMA International Contemporary Dance Festival was created to promote contemporary dance in Panamá. For this third edition, a collection of national and international artistes, street perf…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 8:50am -
  • “Invasión,” Abner Benaim’s Oscar bid
    By Craig Weincek “Invasión” –a movie written, produced and directed by Abner Benaim– is challenging Hollywood for supremacy at the local box office and challenging the Panamanian public to consider their history in a new light. The new film…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:47pm -
  • XIV Great Wine Fair
    This Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 at the Riu Hotel, the XIV Felipe Motta Wine Fair will take place, with wine tastings from 60 wineries from seven different countries. The event is open from 4 to 9 p.m. both days. In order that the pu…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 4:28pm -


  • NYFW: Before Ralph Lauren
    Mi outfit favorito de la semana de la moda en Nueva York! Camiseta: POLO Ralph Lauren Saco: POLO Ralph Lauren Primavera 2015 Pantalones: POLO Ralph Lauren Primavera 2015 Zapatos: Giuseppe Zanotti Cartera: Alexander Wang Lentes de Sol: Spektre Labial:…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • Shoestalking: Courtney & Camille

    - 10 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 10:38am -
  • Ada Kokosar

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  • East Williamsburg
    Top: Felix B. Maduro Jeans: J Brand Zapatos: Birkenstock Cartera: Chanel Labial: Chanel en “Rouge Noir” Lentes de Sol: Cheap Monday Pulseras: Zara – Top: Felix B. Maduro Jeans: J Brand Shoes: Birkenstock Bag: Chanel Lipstick: Chanel in “Rouge…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:56pm -
  • After Rodebjer: Elsa Ekman

    - 15 days ago, 5 Oct 14, 10:10am -
  • NYFW Day 2: On The Steps At Lincoln Center

    - 16 days ago, 4 Oct 14, 12:20pm -
  • Packing For New England

    - 19 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:13am -
  • Über PYT: How To Wear The Loose Fit
    Hoy inicio con una nueva serie de posts educativos, o más bien demostrativos, junto a mis amigas de Über Shop. Una vez al mes les mostraremos diferentes maneras de usar una tendencia específica, un tipo de silueta, un modelo de zapato, un color, e…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:49am -

The Berry & The Fox

  • Honoring Newness
    Antigua, Guatemala – 12 weeks pregnant Last December we moved from Panama to Guatemala. We moved into a new house, with new things, surrounded by new people and new places to learn about and get to know. In January I began a new job, teaching in a…
    - 69 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 2:15pm -
  • Face the Foliage
    I’m just bursting with inspiration these days as a new muse has tickled my fancy. For any of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may already be familiar with my newest artistic passion: creating faces and images with flowers and plant…
    - 10 Jun 14, 10:07am -
  • Infinitely Home
    After 3+ months of being away, Juan and I returned to Panama [just the two of us] for 5 days and nights of pure reunion love with dear friends and our old neighborhood. We were finally back in Casco Viejo, and I could not have been happier. We return…
    - 6 Apr 14, 2:18pm -
  • The Myths & Truths of Teaching in the U.S. and Abroad
    In my wilder days, back when I was determined to never work for someone else and when I stubbornly laughed in the face of “two weeks off a year”, I was convinced I would never fold and take a desk job. I only wanted to operate on my own schedule,…
    - 14 Mar 14, 4:33pm -
  • Weekend Getaway
    Sometimes in life, we make a wrong turn. Other times, we follow a map for 4 hours in the wrong direction. Yesterday afternoon, Juan, Joaquin and I decided to jump in the car and go exploring. I have been dying to get out to the ocean and check out th…
    - 2 Feb 14, 10:36pm -
  • One Man Band
    I clap along because I know what happiness means to me I move my feet because his mother I’m proud to be I whistle the tune, I bang the drum, I strum the strings of time I snap & hum & spin & twirl with this little boy who’s mine My Joaquin Fox,…
    - 12 Jan 14, 11:25pm -
  • 2013 : A Year in the Making
    I just turned 35 years old. I happen to be a pretty nostalgic gal, so sometimes the transition of a birthday comes with that good ol’ bittersweet feeling. It’s not that I’m sad to get older because actually I love the age I am and I feel like I…
    - 31 Dec 13, 1:05pm -
  • Rogue Reporting
    I recently came across some archived footage on YouTube of a rogue reporter out of Guatemala; a woman by the name of Connie Updike. By the dates of these videos, she was doing some really raw research back in 2011. From an anthropological perspective…
    - 19 Dec 13, 12:21am -

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Great Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes) - a subspecies of Western Fence Lizard; Ruby Mountains, Humboldt-Toiyabe NF, Nevada
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The Panama Gringo

  • The Best Coffee in Panama?
    If you’re anything like me, the day doesn’t start until you’ve had your first coffee. The first scent of delicious aroma, the warmth of the steaming cup in your hands and the jolt of caffeine as the first sip goes down aren’t so much a daily…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 8:19pm -
  • Panama Canal Economics
    The Panama Canal celebrated its hundredth year in business last month and what was once considered one of the Engineering Seven Wonders of the Modern World is now under question as to its future.PanamaxPanamax is a term used to designate the maxim…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:56am -
  • Bocas del Toro Province
    The Bocas del Toro Province in the northwest of Panama is a lovely bay dotted with islands covered with sandy beaches. The city of Bocas del Toro is at the southern end of Colón Island, which is just a short flight from either Panama City or San Jo…
    - 77 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 2:20pm -
  • Traditional Art – Panama City
    What’s so unique about Carpio Arte? Everything. Each piece is handmade according to the traditions of their Wounaan ancestors. Their specialties include hand woven baskets and masks, and carvings from vegetable ivory and Cocobolo wood.Cocobolo is…
    - 84 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:12pm -
  • Panama City Nightlife
    Looking for something hot to do tonight in Panama City? Well, maybe not actually tonight, a Monday night, but maybe Monday night, especially if you’re a gringo or gringa living in Panama City. Are you on vacation? Retired? If so, Monday night is t…
    - 91 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:33pm -
  • Pesky Mosquitoes – Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    If you are concerned about mosquito-borne diseases while in Panama, keep in mind this isn’t the 1930’s, or even the 1950’s. To be infected from a mosquito isn’t as easy as it was back then. First of all, you must be bitten by the same mosqui…
    - 23 Jun 14, 1:34pm -
  • Sunburn – How bad is it?
    When we were kids everybody got sunburn at one time or another. Noxema was a popular remedy, rub it on your shoulders and back, put on a soft white t-shirt and hope it wouldn’t blister and peel too badly. Even if we didn’t burn, we were proud to…
    - 2 Jun 14, 7:45pm -
  • TEFL or CELTA Certification?
    Getting started teaching English abroad can be quite overwhelming, especially in the very beginning. If you are new to teaching English as a second language, you have likely spent some time reading about the different certifications. And now you’r…
    - 26 May 14, 2:00pm -
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  • Busco trabajar como voluntario
    Busco trabajar como voluntario Hola, Soy un joven arquitecto desempleado de Nicaragua, tengo 28 aos. Busco participar en un voluntariado, ya sea relacionado con mi campo profesional o en otra rea siempre y cuando me permita adquirir nuevas habilid […
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 9:22am -
  • Handbags/Wallets
    Handbags and wallets. Vince Camuto, BCBG, Anne Klein, Kenneth Cole, Nine West. Best prices only with us. Contact me and I will send you the product pictures.
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  • Jesus, he is love
    It is true and simple. I encourage you to just think about it. I have experienced the feelings.. A peace that makes everything seem beautiful, you feel light, at ease. A different view on life, where everything seems good, but you know the differ…
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  • Elliott And Associates Corporate Strategic Planning Review Europe Toky (Panama)
    Flytta ver frldrade IT-system... molnet har anlnt Traditionellt r det p grnsen till dden . tminstone det r Pete Watson, som hvdar att medan risk-negativa fretag kan hlla fast vid de gamla stten att arbeta ett tag, alla kommer s smni [...]
    - 11 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 11:05pm -
  • @Coronado masculine guy for men!
    1.75cm thin brown nice guy is offering company services for mens in Coronado, Playa Blanca Area. Best price in town! If you are interest to have a nice day with great guy contact me: beachareanewjob at
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • Coronado Spanish Classes (coronado)
    Spanish Classes bet price in town! You choose the best tim efor you and the place! beachareanewjob at Hasta Luego!
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 8:57am -

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  • newMassage service by Yolanda,take a look!!. in panama city (Bella vista (panama city)
    professional massage cervice by an expert masseuse, exellent cuallity Swedish massage combined with Shiatsu foot massage flesible shedule from 8 am, 11.30 pm, * in and ot call , Bi lingual , ( comtact, 6739 7177 . 6556 5401 , . $50 per 60 minutes ses…
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  • newKnow before you build! 3d modeling can help you avoid mistakes
    are you building a home, but don't know how it will look? are you hesitant in your design because you can't see into the future? Don't fear, there is a solution! I can make 3d models of homes that have not been built yet with just plans or sketches!…
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  • newKnow before you build! 3d modeling can help you avoid mistakes
    are you building a home, but don't know how it will look? are you hesitant in your design because you can't see into the future? Don't fear, there is a solution! I can make 3d models of homes that have not been built yet with just plans or sketches!…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 9:26am -
  • newSe ofrece servicios de Gypsum. (Panama)
    Se ofrece servicios de remodelacion ya se en hogar u oficinas, todo tipo de decoraciones contctenos y realizaremos un trabajo de categora..
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Oct 14, 11:15pm -
  • newImmigration Lawyer Panama (Panama)
    Immigration Lawyer Panama provides exceptional representation and advocacy in all areas of immigration, visa and citizenship law. As immigration attorneys, we believe that clear and honest communication is essential in any immigration matter. We sp…
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  • newrelocation PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (Panama city)
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YouTube Panama

Panama - Stay Forever (Official Video)
Panama - Stay Forever (Official Video)Panama - Stay Forever - (Official Video) This video is a collaboration between Panama and Seafolly, directed by Daniel Askill and starring Martha Hunt. Downl...From:Future ClassicViews:65213…
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Dancehall Video Mix 2011-2014 Mixed in Panama part 2
Dancehall Video Mix 2011-2014 Mixed in Panama part 2Video mix including the biggest names of dancehall with some of the hits that have blasted your car audio systems these past 3 years. This part continues whe...From:JLS FoyViews:31…
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Panama - How We Feel
Panama - How We FeelGrab it now on iTunes: Follow Panama: Subscribe to our channel here: http://smarturl.i...From:Future ClassicViews:3713943165ratings…
- 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:05am -
El Canal de Panama · Buques Pasando · GGF
El Canal de Panama · Buques Pasando · GGFVisita al Canal de Panamá: El Director de integró el contingente internacional de prensa que visitó Panamá a inicios de Febrero 2013. Entre o...From:nuevaregioncomViews:…
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Panama - Always [Official Music Video]
Panama - Always [Official Music Video]'Always', the title track from Panama's sophomore EP, is out now on Future Classic. Get it on vinyl: Directed by Fabian Röttge...From:Future ClassicViews:1193928…
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Supervivencia al desnudo Doble Riesgo Panama
Supervivencia al desnudo Doble Riesgo PanamaDescripción.From:Bear GryllsViews:4934298ratingsTime:01:27:56More inTravel & Events
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Encuentra24 - Real Estate

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  • newCOSTA DEL ESTE - OCEAN TWO - PH 525 m2 - 4 REC+DEN - $1,300,000
    PENTHOUSE, piso muy alto, 515 m2, 4 recamaras con sus baños, den, cuarto y baño de empleada, pisos de . 3 estacionamientos.
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  • newTumba Muerto / Torres de Milan / Condado del Rey
    Habitación Semi Amoblada, lavandería completa, wifi, piscina, área social, seguridad las 24 horas, cocina completa, recién remodelado, jóvenes profesionales de buena familia, hogar tranquilo, sin niños y muy buena ubicación frente a la Unive…
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  • newHermoso Apartamento en Arrecife
    Hermoso apartamento muy bien ubicado en una de las mejores zonas de Panamà!120 mts23 recàmaras2 1/2 bañosLavanderìaCuarto y baño de empleada
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    Alquilo apartamento en San Francisco frente al mar, solo linea blanca3 recamaras2 bañosbalcondeposito2 estacionamientosA dos minutos del corredor sur, cerca de centros comerciales, restaurantes, colegios.Precio: 1,400
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  • newAlquilo 2 locales
    Alquilo estrategicos locales ubicado en la salida del Corredor Sur frente a importante arteria vial, muy cerca del costa del Este, con gran afluencia de clientes y actividad comercial, cuenta con 2 niveles, acabados de primera con piso de ceramica,…
    - 27 mins ago, 20 Oct 14, 7:04pm -
  • newBellisima casa en La Arboleda,
    Hermosas instalaciones, después de Costa Verde, 3 habitaciones, 2 baños, jardín, parque infantil área para barbacoa, cancha de futball, 1 aire acondicionado, lavandería techada, patio trasero cerrado.
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Panama Guide

  • One Of The Moscoso Shooters Captured At Tocumen - Attempting To Flee Panama
    Security minister Rodolfo Aguilera spoke this morning through a phone interview about the event which occurred last night at the residence of the former president Mireya Moscoso. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers w ...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 7:23am -
  • Exchange Of Gunfire At Moscoso's House Leaves Two Injured
    There was a confrontation between members of the Institutional Protection Service (SPI) guarding the residence of former president Mireya Moscoso on Thursday afternoon. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have lo ...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 7:13am -
  • Supreme Court Decides Against Moncada Luna
    Last night the full body of Panama's Supreme Court unanimously rejected two actions taken by lawyers defending Supreme Court judge Judge Alejandro Moncada Luna, who is being processed by the National Assembly for unjustified enrichment. (more) ...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 7:06am -
  • Former La Prensa Officials Named As Panama's Ambassadors
    The independence of Panama's "free daily" (newspaper) has remained entrenched in the government of Juan Carlos Varela. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full t ...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:19am -
  • Panama's Public Debt Rises To $18.39 Billion
    Panama's public debt was $18.39 billion at the close of September 2014, an increase of 15.8% compared to $15.88 billion from the same time last year. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to ...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:03am -
  • Panama Can Now Test Patients For Ebola
    Nestor Sosa, the Director of the Gorgas Memorial Institute, announced they have received the necessary reactive agents and tools required in order to perform the rigorous tests to determine if a person presenting symptoms is infected with the Ebo ...
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 6:53am -
  • Lawmaker Falls Dead Of A Stroke - While Questioning Witnesses in Moncada Luna Trial
    The hearings being held on the floor of the National Assembly into the charges against Supreme Court judge Moncada Luna have claimed their first fatality. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to the ...
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 8:39am -
  • Cuban Immigrants Flooding Into Panama - On Their Way To The US
    The uncontrolled entry of Cubans who are coming into Panama from Colombia has prompted the border authorities in the province of the Darien to request prompt action by the National Government, through the Panamanian Foreign Ministry. (more)Y ...
    - 5 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 8:30am -

  • Moody’s: Panama the Highest Growth Rate in the West
    Tuesday June 12th:The Director of Moody’s Latin America, Alberto Jones annoucned today that Panama had the highest growth rate in the Western Hemispherein 2011-7%.  He also said Panama has an excellent debt to GDP ratio-40% of GDP.  Panama is pr…
    - 13 Jun 12, 9:53am -
  • The Economist: Panama City- the Cheapest City for Foreigners to live in the Region
    A 2012 report by the Economist’s  magazinesIntelligence Unit on the cost of living in capital cities around the world found Panama City to be the fifth least expensive city for foreigners to live in the world. Panama City is cheaper than any cap…
    - 6 Jun 12, 8:02am -
  • Panama Hosts Another International Surfing Competion
    The International Surfing Associationtenth edition of the DaKine ISA World Junior Championship  will take place at La Playa  Venao April 14-22,  one of three such events this year that is drawing attention  to the challenges and beauty of surfin…
    - 8 Apr 12, 1:18pm -
  • Panama Hosts the Ironman Triathlon & Lance Armstrong Competes.
    Panama was the venue for  this year’s Ironman competition Sunday February 12th.  Lance Armstrong, the world’s most famous runner participated and came in 2nd.The course was unusually varied and beautiful. Athletes swam  1.2 miles (1.9 km) in…
    - 14 Feb 12, 12:34pm -
  • Panama Hosts The Bachelor!
    Monday February Panama j hosted The Bachelor, the popular  American “find- a wife- series.”   This was great opportunity for Panama to show off  the  modern city city of Panama  and a variety of nearby attractions.Most of the program was in…
    - 14 Feb 12, 12:27pm -
  • Forbes: Why Your Next Trip Should be to Panama
    Not be be left behind by the NY Times calling Panama the # 1 place to visit in 2012, Forbes just published this article on it’s travel guide:Why Your Next Trip Should Be To Panama.Poised at the junction of North and South America, Panama possesse…
    - 28 Jan 12, 10:17am -
  • Panama named the #1 place to visit in 2012 by the New York Times!
    Its was only a months ago that its was announced that Panama reached the 2 million tourist mark for the year of 2011. Tourism in Panama has been growing at an impressive rate and the word must be spreading because the New [...]
    - 9 Jan 12, 1:12pm -
  • Panama- Now the Most Connected Country in the Region-Flights to 59 Destinations in 28 Countries
    Thanks largely to Panama’s phenomenal Copa Airlines, Panama is now the most connected country in the Caribbean and in all Latin America- with 59 direct flights from its Tocumen International Airport to 28 countries. The most recent country is Canad…
    - 16 Dec 11, 3:04pm -

Boquete Guide

  • newAn old world vacation
    I decided to take my rainy season vacation this year in the old world before winter makes it the cold old world. The long drive to the capital on through the muddy road construction added an hour to the trip. If you do the drive be sure to do it in d…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:15pm -
  • Tuesday Talk: Environmental Destruction in Boquete
    It is October and the snow birds have not yet roosted and many regular residents are searching elsewhere for the sun; still many people made it to an important discussion today. I wrote this on as an invitation to this meeting. “Tho…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 5:01pm -
  • Tuesday Talk: Mini Storage in David Panama
    We had a commercial presentation about Mini Storage in Chiriqui. In my time here many people have asked about renting storage lockers. It is logical because we have a large number of snow birds and many of them rent apartments. When I was approached…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:56pm -
  • October Weather Report: It’s raining and windy
    Today Lloyd Cripe, Boquete’s Weather prognosticator sent out his September report. The link to Boquete Weather is here. The Summary is “Here are the totals for August and September 2014 along with the totals for the entire year in the  District…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 11:52am -
  • Lisanne and Kris, truth or just politically desirable closure?
    I have been mute for a long time about the case of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, the missing now dead Dutch girls. I have done this out of respect for the parents, out of respect for all the professional law enforcement people who know far more tha…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:03pm -
  • 1643 posts and eight years of writing BoqueteGuide
    I let the 19th of September slip by without noticing, but that was the eighth anniversary of Boquete Guide. When  started this blog was to keep my children informed about what their parents were doing in Panama. Over time it evolved into a what is h…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 11:09am -
  • Own property in Valle Escondido? I have news for you.
    “The story begins in 2001, with a high profile, $80 million dollar residential project called Valle Escondido, in Boquete, Panama. This project, the first to be funded by foreign investors, has tipped an unprecedented real estate boom in Panama. …
    - 25 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 7:47am -
  • Tuesday Talk: Labor Law
    Before going into this talk I was asked if I would post a summary. I said I would, but after two and one half hours of an excellent legal seminar I have decided I cannot post a summary. The summary would be a repetition of the seminar and I am not qu…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 2:12pm -

Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • Booming Panama – No Longer “Just A Canal”
    Here’s an excellent article by Roxanne James on about the investment potential of Panama, good information not only for major foreign investors but for folks looking to move or retire to Panama. Panama has long been blighted b…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 9:05am -
  • Things Change
    If there were a mantra for living in Panama it would be “things change!”  In fact, if there were a mantra for life it would be “THINGS CHANGE!”  Living in Panama I’ve learned that you always have to be expecting … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 8:43am -
  • “If I Were Not Upon The Sea”
    There are many traditions that have evolved over the years on board cruise ships, some good, some bad, some indifferent.  “If I Were Not Upon The Sea” is a spoofy skit [or read goofy if you prefer], drug out over … Continue reading →
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  • Condoms 3 for $4.50, “I’m Sexy & I Know It” & Jesus & Captain Morgan
    “OK, how the hell is he going to pull all that together in a blog?” Good question. Sometimes at night, as I drift off to sleep I think about what I’d like to blog about.  You think this is a … Continue reading →
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  • People Hear What They Want to Believe
    Several years ago University of Illinois psychology professor Dolores Albarracín, led the study, later published in Psychological Bulletin, the journal of the American Psychological Association, that analysed data from 91 studies involving nearly 8,…
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  • I Forgot About Fall

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  • Mario Dean
    Eighteen years ago I met Mario when he was a teenager doing yard work for a neighbors.  We had just bought an old house on the hill in Ventura that I was planning to renovate.  Mario became my right hand … Continue reading →
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  • Along The Way of St James
    In the movie THE WAY, Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • Choices
    Choices life is all about choices. You have the life altering choices and the mundane ones. But each choice in one way or another influences the future. Now I am not going to talk about life changing choices but the small ones taken before or during…
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  • Bocas del Toro i poegnanie z Panam
    Bocas del Toro to albo i nazwa regionu wraz z archipelagiem wysp u kraibskich wybrzey Panamy jakie 80 km od naszego ostateniego miejsca pobytu Puerto Viejo w Kostaryce albo ii nazwa gwnego miasta na gwnej wyspie archipelagu zwanej Is
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  • W stron kostarykanskiego soca
    Z wiosennego Boquete wci suszac buty po spacerach w tropikalnym deszczu ruszylimy w poszukiwaniu soca. Accu weather potwierdzalo e znajdziemy je na karaibskim wybrzeu Kostaryki w Puerto Viejo. Patrzc na map z Boquete do Puerto Viejo je
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  • Panama City
    Nur gut 90 Flugminuten trennen Panama City von Medellin. Spt in der Nacht gelandet und mit dem Taxi Richtung Downtown gefahren. Als ich die Skyline sah dachte ich zuerst ich bin doch in der falschen Stadt gelandet. Die vielen Hochhuser sowie die teur…
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  • Kraina wiecznej wiosny Boquete
    Co wieczor prbuje dokonczyc ten wpis i co wieczor z blogowaniem wygrywa sen i rum. Tutejszy Ron Abuelo jest wyborny a proste poczenie z cola i limonka jak narazie zostalo drinkiem wyjazdu ale konkurs wci trwa A propos snu to ta pkula s
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  • Kurnikiem na kkach z Panama City do Boquete
    Wczoraj poegnalimy si z Panama City a Panama City odwzajemnila si ciastem bananowym na niadanko i deszczem bilans wyszed na zero W czasie krtkiego pobytu w Panama City metod prb i bdw rozszyfrowalismy tajemnic nazewnictw
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  • Pierwsze ceviche w Panama City
    Dzi bdzie wpis 2w1 11 wrzesnia byla przymusowa przerwa techniczna Iberia nie zaserwowala nam na pokladzie wifi a lot przecie dugi z zaoenia 10h i jeszcze opniony o 2h. Nie bd zanudzac o lataniu wrzuc tylko 3 grosze. Nie wi
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  • Panama Winter 2009
    My trip to Panama almost didn't get a blog but not because it wasn't amazing but because it wasn't over a school break. I took a week off in February from school. The way I remember it was this. Coburn who at the time was a friend of a friend said I'
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newHeather Paudler Guest Post 1 – la danza Bugabita
    I am honored to post a guest blog on ChiriquiChatter! First, let me begin with a brief introduction of who I am: My name is Heather Paudler, and if you’ve been following Don’s posts, you’ll know that I have stayed … Continue reading →
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  • newKnowledge
    Whoever acquires knowledge and does not practice it resembles him who ploughs his land and leaves it unsown. (Gulistan 1258)
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  • newThe Time Has Come
    I am pleased to announce that I have received the first guest post from Heather Paudler. As you know, I am currently in Texas enjoying fun, food and family. Tomorrow I will get Heather’s first post up for you to … Continue reading →
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  • Ulcers
    Ulcers are caused not so much by what we eat as what’s eating us.
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  • Observation
    Those we hurt the most are often those we love the most.
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  • Discover
    The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. (Marcel Proust)
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  • Lost
    The fastest way to find something you’ve lost is to replace it.
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  • Tact
    Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
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YouTube Panama Canal

Panama Canal Ship Accident
Panama Canal Ship AccidentPanama Canal tow train or mule being crushed as it was pulling a container ship on April 03, 2014. Filmed with a Sony Nex camera from the balcony. All worker...From:Paul ZibulonViews:17758321580ratings…
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Panama Canal : Documentary on Building the Panama Canal (Full Documentary)
Panama Canal : Documentary on Building the Panama Canal (Full Documentary)Panama Canal : Documentary on Building the Panama Canal (Full Documentary). 2014 The documentary you will see here along with the other documentaries on this...Fro…
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El nuevo canal de Panama; Megaconstrucciones:
El nuevo canal de Panama; Megaconstrucciones:La historia del Canal de Panamá se remonta a los primeros exploradores europeos en América, ya que la delgada franja de tierra, el Istmo de Panamá, constituy...From:DJMAMBO ARAFATViews:…
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National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC Documentary
National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC DocumentaryNational geographic national geographic 2014 national geographic documentary documentary documentary 2014 documentaries documentaries 2014 bbc documentary di...From:HD D…
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Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic
Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit From the Pacific Ocean to the AtlanticHere's a cool GoPro time lapse of our boat going through all 6 lock chambers of the Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks x2, Pedro Miguel Lock and Gatun Locks x3) ...…
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Panama Canal Full Transit in 5-minutes, Cruzando el Canal de Panama en 5 minutos
Panama Canal Full Transit in 5-minutes, Cruzando el Canal de Panama en 5 minutosThe Celebrity Infinity was making its way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal. This video was taken from a fixed position o...…
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Knightsbridge Investment Group

  • CEO of Canal Authority receives top industry award
    The CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, Mr. Alberto Zubieta, has received the 32nd Annual […]The post CEO of Canal Authority receives top industry award appeared first on .
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  • Sport fishing in Santa Catalina
    Why Santa Catalina is one of the best locations for sport fishing. The best place […]The post Sport fishing in Santa Catalina appeared first on .
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  • Special Economic Area or Free Zone
    Panama Pacifico’s Special Economic Area Panama Pacifico is an allocated special economic area or what […]The post Special Economic Area or Free Zone appeared first on .
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  • Scuba diving in Santa Catalina
    Wonderful places for scuba diving in Santa Catalina Santa Catalina is a big attraction for […]The post Scuba diving in Santa Catalina appeared first on .
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  • Retirement in Panama
    More and more people today are choosing to move abroad when they retire, in search […]The post Retirement in Panama appeared first on .
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  • Retire in Panama
    More than Just Palm Trees Many people are now considering retiring in Panama – it […]The post Retire in Panama appeared first on .
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  • Property for sale in Panama
    Considering Property for sale in Panama The real estate market in Panama offers the opportunity […]The post Property for sale in Panama appeared first on .
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  • Places to invest in Panama
    Panama is the southernmost country of Central America, and borders Costa Rica to the northwest, […]The post Places to invest in Panama appeared first on .
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My Panama Lawyer

  • The Economic Case for Tax Havens
    Statist politicians and international bureaucracies such as the OECD and UN routinely attack tax havens, claiming that they lead to "harmful tax competition." Yet at no point do critics bother to provide any evidence for this claim. This mini-docum…
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  • Tax Havens: Here Are the World's Top 5
    According to Bloomberg TV the top 5 are:1) Switzerland2) Channel Islands3) Caribbean4) Hong Kong SAR5) USAShare |
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  • Panama joins Argentina and Turkey in FATF Grey List
    High-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictionsImproving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 27 June 2014Paris, 27 June 2014 - As part of its on-going review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has to date identified t…
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  • Panama: The Way
     This programme uncovers the real Panama, bringing both tourism and business opportunities to life. Explore new cultures and find exciting new discoveries and watch how modern infrastructure and innovative new developments are creating a land of t…
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  • Debt collection in Panama
    What happens to those outstanding debts owed to your company? Are these lost forever? Often companies simply write off the debt collection, without ever thinking about pursuing the money owed. What is your company’s plan of action? Let’s firs…
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  • Setting up shop in Panama
    Setting up shop in PanamaThings to think about when setting up a business in Panama.Share |
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  • The Moral Case for Tax Havens
    This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video demonstrates that low-tax jurisdictions offer millions of people around the world a safe haven from tyrannical and oppressive government. For this, and many other reasons, there is a powerful…
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  • Panama enacts regulations and tax credits for solar energy production
    Panama has currently a number of regulations in force in order to offer tax incentives for the construction, operation and maintenance of solar power stations or installations.   The main one is Ley 37 of 2013, which sets out the tax incentive…
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Uncover Panama

  • Boat noise in Bocas "potentially harmful" to dolphins: researchers
    April 14, 2014Panama’s once-sleepy Bocas del Toro Archipelago is an increasingly popular destination for tourists. Attractions include dolphin-watching tours around the mangrove cays of the Caribbean getaway. While the dolphin population of Boca…
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  • Panama Adventure Tours
    Panama is the land of Adventure. Panama offers clear blue waters for snorkeling and diving, rainforest adventures, vibrant communities, and idyllic islands. A tour of Isla Bastimentos reveals an ecosystem rife with both terrestrial and aquatic wi…
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  • Decameron Panama: Beaches, Golf and Casinos Outside of Panama City
    Decameron Panama, or The Royal Decameron Resort, Golf and Casino, is located just outside of Panama City in Farallon. This all inclusive resort has received mixed reviews from many visitors which leads me back to the issue of expectations when tra…
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  • Panama Event Calendar • April 2014
    George Harris: Quién Se Quiere IrTheater WHERE: El Teatro Bar, Panama CityWHEN: April 1st and 2nd, 7:30 p.m.COST/TICKETS: Not listed  DESCRIPTION: Straight from Miami, this Venezuelan-born comedian will entertain and de…
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  • Proximas ferias Panama • Fairs in Panama • Turismo
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  • Monkey Island Tours • Panama Canal Adventure
    Monkey Island is located at Gatun Lake in the valley of the Chagres river between Panama and Colon Provinces in the Republic of Panama.  Its surface area is 164 square miles. Gatun lake is the second largest artificial man-made lake in the wo…
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  • The World's 8 Best Places to Retire in 2014
    By Kathleen Peddicord December 31, 2013 10:42 AM If you could retire anywhere in the world, where would you go? As we find ourselves at the beginning of a brand…
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  • Coral Reefs in Panama • Are they still pristine?
    Aaron O'Dea's time machine is a 20-foot aluminum tube. Beneath the waters of Panama's western Caribbean, he drives it into the rubbly seabed with a 45-pound cylindrical hammer.The strenuous effort quickly depletes oxygen tanks and…
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Flickr - Panama The Path Less Travelled

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"Diablico Limpio"
"Diablico Limpio"
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

  • twothousandandthirteen
    I am not sad to see twothousandandthirteen ride off into the sunset on a speckled mare. I say, good riddance! It was a year of hard knocks and (wo)manning up. Putting on my big girl panties and not crying. Dealing with it. Realizing that women have i…
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  • auralgasms
    Currently obsessed with Orange Is The New Black. Can't stop watching it. Hitting the perfect point of pithy and soul punching. My type of show.Doesn't hurt that the lovely/talented Regina Spektor wrote the intro song. She also sings it. Badass bitch!…
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  • mental roadblocks and the sort
    It hasn't been all lollipops and rainbows. Parenthood, that is. It hasn't been smiles and gurgles and infinite jest. It has been grueling, difficult. Life changing, and perspective skewing. I have had to confront a lot of shit that I had locked up in…
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  • rosemary, baby
    You can call me the accidental gardener. I bought a rosemary plant a year or so ago. I planted it in the corner garden and then promptly forgot about it. I saw it whither down to a dehydrated stump during verano, all pitiful and sorry looking, and…
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  • Backyard Frenemies

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  • 8 months

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  • daddy's girl
    It is already apparent that Madeline will be a daddy's girl; she and her father already share so many similarities. I can't wait to see this little baby grow into a girl and then a woman. I hope we do a good job at raising her. With all the love sh…
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The Lost Paradise of Panamá

  • The Village of Purio
    Purio is a village in western Panama located on the Azuero Peninsula between the towns of Las Tablas and Pedasi. Most people drive right past it and don’t even know it exits. This is in the heart of Los Santos Province, one of the most traditional…
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  • Las Tablas
    Las Tablas is a city in western Panama located on the Azuero Peninsula. It’s in the province of Los Santos between the towns of Chitre and Pedasi. This is one of the most traditional places in all of Panama. The tableños as they refer to themselve…
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  • Barqueta Beach
    In western Panama on the Pacific side, south of David and the small town of Alanje, is Barqueta Beach. There is a hotel here, but also rentals, and miles of dark sandy beach. The waves can be a little high, and there have been swimming accidents.  …
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  • Cerro Punta — Cloud Village
    Cerro Punta is a small village in the western highlands of Panama. It’s located along the slopes of Volcan Baru, Panama’s highest peak. Near the border of Costa Rica is the town of Concepcion. Drive north up a winding asphalt road to the city of…
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  • Beautiful Bambito Hotel and Resort
    In western Panama between Volcán and Cerro Punta, nestled in the mountains along a winding road, is the Bambito Hotel. In contrast to other places you pass along the way, Bambito is quite different. As you slowly come around a curve you will see a…
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  • Taboga Island Update
    I have always liked Isla Taboga since my first visit back in the late 70′s. Part of what I liked about it was that it never seemed to change. If it did, it was at a snail’s pace. One big change came in 2007 when the former Hotel Taboga was demoli…
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  • The Church of Natá
    Between Penonomé and Aguadulce on the Interamericana Highway is the small town of Natá de los Caballeros. Natá is home to only a few thousand residents. But it is also home to the oldest church still in use in all of the Americas. La Basilica Men…
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  • Black Palm
    Black Palm is one name for this nasty jungle tree, but it’s known by a lot of others, especially if you are unfortunate enough to brush up against one. Panama has a wide variety of trees such as the tall Robles with its pink, flowery petals. And th…
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Flickr - Panama Hat

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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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Casco Antiguo, Panama.
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Habla Ya Panama

  • 7th Grade Teacher from the USA comes to Panama to Learn Spanish
    It’s always interesting to hear about each students’ motivations to learn Spanish, hear about their backgrounds, and why they chose Panama specifically as a destination to study Spanish. Since a good amount of our students come from professions w…
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  • Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 3: Education
    This is the third of a 5-part series about the biggest problems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. You can click here to see the first part here about Physical Infrastructure or here for the second part about Social Proble…
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  • Where to Have Lunch in Boquete? Boquete’s Best Lunch Spots
    It’s quite amazing the number of restaurants in Boquete, and the variety! Boquete is not really not a large town (about 20,000 people only), but it’s become known in the Chiriqui region for it’s excellent restaurants. Not only do Boqueteños an…
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  • Panama Produce: Panama’s Top 5 Weirdest, Healthiest, Most Delicious Fruit
    Many people think that Panama is unfriendly to vegetarians and vegans. Pork and chicken figure prominently on Panamanian Tipico menus (along with rice and beans, of course—the beans often simmering alongside chunks of fat from an unidentified anima…
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  • Interview with Ericka Tapia, Habla Ya’s Academic Director
    It takes a lot of courage, planning, passion and dedication to lead Habla Ya's Academic Department. Thankfully our fearless Academic Director, Ericka Tapia, is perfect for the role and keeps everything in tip-top shape. We create an environment in wh…
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  • Early Bird Special: 10% – 15% DISCOUNT OFF 2015 Spanish Courses!
    Our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL applies to courses that start in 2015. If you're planning on starting your Spanish course during SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER OF THIS YEAR, click here to get 1 WEEK OF FREE SPANISH LESSONS! In Spanish we have a sayi…
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  • Where to Have Breakfast in Boquete? My Favorite Boquete Breakfast Spots
    It’s quite amazing the number of restaurants in Boquete, and the variety! Boquete is not really not a large town (about 20,000 people only), but it’s become known in the Chiriqui region for it’s excellent restaurants. Not only do Boqueteños an…
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  • Meet Tally and Her Happy Ending
    Tally is our newest family member and now the official Habla Ya Bocas mascot. She is also the cutest thing I have seen in a long time, and since she shares most of my work days on or under my desk nibbling at my feet, I felt it would be cool sharing…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newRoss's Shopping Service for Expats
    This is not really a business as most of these things turn out to be more of a hobby but here goes. I will meet you in Boquete and take you to the various stores in David.   I will furnish coolers for the trip for frozen food.  I will furnish boxes…
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  • newWHO'S AFRAID of the RAIN?
    Not Sparky at Boquete Electrical Solutions!Rain or shine we wire generators, install surge protectors, troubleshoot, repair and service all of your electrical needs. We're placing an order for some surprisingly affordable, high quality whole house…
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  • BBQ BARU - SUNDAY 12 - 3 pm... You'r Wellcome !

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  • U.S. Politics on a Site for Visiting or Living in Boquete
    Anyone else feel this is inappropriate? Please keep responses on point.
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  • Fresh Organic Produce from Finca Santa Marta
    Good morning from Virginia. Kim and I are in Virginia for a few weeks catching up with family and friends.  Mean while our dedicated crew at the farm in Panama is busy planting and harvesting the largest variety of fresh organic produce availab…
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  • BBQ Baru - Sunday

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  • No water
    Did the city turn off water in st. Lucia tonight?
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  • Highly recommended road and earth moving contractor
    Italo, my neighbor has done great work for me. Making driveway through rock, delivering fill for projects and so on. He is fast and reasonably priced. He has some large machines for road building too. His number is: 66460973 and he lives in Los Naran…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newAnimales 2015 Calendars at the TMM
    Be sure to look for Carol Hurst tomorrow at the TMM.  She will be selling the widely acclaimed Amigos de Animales calendars. This year's calendar is bigger and better than ever, get yours quick, they are going fast!
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  • newSincere apologies.
    I, for one, would like to offer my sincere apologies for my own transgressions in these threads; along with my assurance that I will refrain from stooping to such levels ever again. No degree of camouflage can conceal such inappropriate and egregiou…
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  • newUpdate from Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
    My husband Joel recently posted something about the torrential rains, mudslides, and devastation on the island and the efforts to raise money to help the families most affected. My friend just wrote a post on her blog about what they have done with s…
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  • newCable Providers and Streaming TV
    Streaming digital content directly from producers may relegate carriers to simply carryingCanadians who want to view specialty channels and watch their favourite shows must go through their cable providers, like Bell and Rogers.But some industry…
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  • newNice Tan Jacket left at Our house.
    at Least 2 months ago a man's tan jacket was left at our home...Who is missing it?Have already asked likely folks...Describe it....and distinctive labelWe will get it back to you..E
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  • newSinaproc to Improve Signage on Hiking Trails
    Due to the hiking deaths of two Dutch tourists, civil defense agency Sinaproc has initiated a program to erect signs on trails and publish information about their levels of difficulties.The plan, called "Risk prevention and reduction of vulnerabili…
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  • Right angle drill or cutting torch
    Need the use of either tool to cut a dozen holes. Please call 69300326. Gracias
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  • Thermal Imager
    Hello All, any one out there have some type of thermal Imager I could use for a short time? Hand held or USB style. I need to find a hot water leak below a slab.Thank you,  Dan   Call Me:  6614-3575or:you can send info to me directly at …
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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  • Golfing Vista Mar
    Last month a friend and I played a round of 18 holes on the Vista Mar Golf Course. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the day, although that may have something to do with the fact I birdied the 1st hole and nearly had a hole-in-one on another.  As…
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  • It's Hockey Night in Panama
    Watch full NHL hockey games in High Definition with the Freedom TV Media Player by Panama A/V.The Freedom TV is a Mini-computer/Media Player device which gives you the capability to watch what you want and when you want. Freedom TV just added acce…
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  • Help needed at the Hogar Beatriz Jaen Orphanage
    A message from CASALast week CASA received quite a few messages from concerned citizens that heard that an orphanage in Penonome did not have enough money to buy food to meet the end of the month.  There are two reasons for this problem, they hav…
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  • Panama Helpline to meet this Wednesday in El Valle
    The Panama Helpline will host a public meeting this Wednesday Oct 15th at 2 PM in El Valle. The meeting room is in the new El Rey Mall on the main road - the building closest to the main road, next to the Aroma Coffee shop. TV News cameras will be…
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  • Battling Breast Cancer
    It’s amazing how a small itch can draw our attention to something way more serious in our bodies. Something that we should all jump up and pay immediate attention to, yet for various reasons, we choose to set those thoughts aside. Ultimately howev…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 9:51am -
  • Keeping Our Beaches Clean: The PlayaCommunity Cleanup
    As part of Panama’s Ocean Month, communities throughout the country came together to clean up some of Panama’s most visited beaches. Over 50 beaches were cleaned on September 7 in conjunction with the 2014 National Beach Cleanup up. Some of the…
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  • Building the Beach Community
    Until recently, the expat community in the Pacific beach neighborhoods has been primarily made up of retirees. In the last 5 years a younger demographic has begun to arrive, and their needs are different than those who came before.Many of the new…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 9:53am -
  • Canadian Embassy will attend TryPanama X BluWater Bistro Happy Hour
    This evening (Oct 2, 2014), Débora G. de Herrera Consular Officer at the Embassy of Canada, will be at BluWater Bistro for the TryPanama Happy Hour. She will be there to informally chat with Canadians living in the beach community on what the Canad…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:45pm -

Cooking Diva

Panama Travels

  • Where To Invest in Panama? Follow Canadians & Surfers
    Canadians & Surfers — deal finders!In nature, there are interesting indicators of future events.  Animals behave oddly prior to a natural disaster, certain bugs in your garden can indicate a good harvest, red sky at night = sailor’s delight, an…
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  • Top 10 Bars in Panama City, Panama
    the cave bar at Relic is among Panama’s most uniqueMy buddy Charlie is often quoted as saying, “Sorry for partyin’!”  You see, Charles has what I like to call a penchant for fiestas. When it comes to the PTY nightlife scene, Charlie is the…
    - 29 Apr 10, 8:57pm -
  • Best Restaurants in Panama City, Panama
    Panama City has an emerging culinary sceneLooking for somewhere great to eat while in Panama City, Panama?  I asked a few of my “foodie” friends if they’d provide me a list of their favorite culinary haunts in PTY.  Here’s the short list:…
    - 23 Apr 10, 2:06pm -
  • How To Leave Panama City, Panama By Car
    Exiting Panama City, Panama via rental car can be difficultEscaping the maze that is Panama City via rental car is one of the biggest challenges facing a first time visitor to Panama.  Streets aren’t well marked, the path to the Bridge isn’t cl…
    - 12 Apr 10, 3:34pm -
  • Can You Still Find Cheap Panama Real Estate?
    my picks for Panama deal seekersThere may be a global financial crisis going on, but if Panama’s real estate asking prices are any indicator, that memo never made it to Panama. During the Panama real estate boom of 2005-2007, crowds of investors…
    - 30 Mar 10, 4:34pm -
  • ATP Inaugurates Flight to Pedasi Panama
    Tourism Minister Salome ShamahThe Panama Tourism Authority and Aeroperlas held a joint press conference this past Friday to inaugurate the flights to Pedasi.  ATP head Salome Shamah was in attendance, along with Pedasi area investors and Aeroperlas…
    - 1 Mar 10, 12:45pm -
  • Panama Tourism Minister Assists With Flights to Pedasi
    Panama Tourism’s New Top Boss, Salome ShamahToday I had a very positive meeting with Salome Shamah, Panama’s new Minister of Tourism (ATP).  Also in attendance were Adolfo Linares (head of Panama Chamber of Commerce), Rolando Pereira (Aeroperla…
    - 1 Feb 10, 1:15pm -
  • Pundits Offer Panama 2010 Predictions
    what surprises does 2010 hold for Panama?I asked a few friends and fellow bloggers for their predictions for Panama in 2010.   Here’s a compilation of their opinions, which are as varied and colorful as my uncle Doc’s 8 kids.Sam Taliferro, Re…
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Flickr - Orchids of Panama

Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • Panasonic Lumix LX100
    “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” The above quote is some of the best photography advice I have ever received. I’ve been doing photography for fourty years and I have owned several 35mm cameras and a few digital SLRs culmi…
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  • What people would not do to look better…
    I’m amazed by the things people are willing to do to their body in an attempt to look better. This is particularly true here in Colombia where there are a LOT of gorgeous women and where the macho culture valorizes women’s beauty but not much el…
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  • Cleopatra
    We’ve lost our beloved Cleo 3 weeks ago. We think she was probably a victim of a boa that has been roaming in the area for some time. We will miss her dearly, she was a very sweet cat.The post Cleopatra appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
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  • New eBook on Wide-Angle Photography
    I just downloaded this beautiful new eBook in PDF format. It is a very focused book with a narrow subject: Wide-Angle Macro Photography. Most macro-photography is done with lenses from normal to short tele, which allows you to isolate the subject fr…
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  • PopSci Innovation of the year: Google Now
    Popular Science just named Google Now their Innovation of the Year. Like most people, I had never heard of Google Now, until last week that is, when I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). All of a sudden, my phone…
    - 14 Nov 12, 4:10pm -
  • Another nice article on Panama
    They describe 5 of the most popular places for retirement in Panama, each offering a very different lifestyle. 5 Retirement Places in PanamaThe post Another nice article on Panama appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
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  • I am Canadian?
    Yesterday was Canada Day (July 1st, the anniversary of the country’s official creation) and many friends took the time to wish me a happy Canada Day as many also celebrated. But somehow that day didn’t feel as special to me as it used to do. I f…
    - 2 Jul 12, 2:39pm -
  • My very own StairsMaster 3D
    About 6 weeks ago I started walking the river trail every morning. Since the trail is about 70% stairs, it is quite the aerobic workout. While I liked the real stairs-masters, I hate working out inside on a machine, it is just boring and causes me…
    - 1 Mar 12, 1:59pm -

Step to Life

  • Untitled
    August in the San JoaquinThe corn’s been harvestedand the stalks stand tall and brown,crowded in rowslike surrendering soldiers.The cotton is thigh-highand the grapes are almost ripe.My father is buried hereamid the almonds and palms,the…
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  • Buon Appetito - home cooked pizza in El Valle
    Lorenzo and Barbara of Buon Appetito pizzeriaLorenzo, Barbara and their little daughter Sara are an Italian family living in El Valle. They recently opened a home restaurant serving pizza and other Italian meals. It's called Buon Appetito. As y…
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  • Real Estate Attorneys for El Valle
    A few real estate attorneys were recently recommended on the El Valle forum.Christine, an American expat living in El Valle, says:We used Melissa Soussa's services for the sale of our house and were very happy with her. She was prompt and very profes…
    - 27 Sep 12, 1:16pm -
  • Notary Public in El Valle de Anton
    Someone recently inquired whether there was a notary public in El Valle. There is not. The nearest one is in Penonome, a little over an hour away.The Paginas Amarillas gives this listing:NOTARIA PRIMERA DE COCLÉ Cl Manuel Amador Guerrero Panamá,…
    - 13 Aug 11, 1:04pm -
  • New Health Foods Store in Coronado
    The Organica store in PaitillaA natural foods store called Organica, located in Panama City (in Paitilla) has been popular with the ex-pat crowd for some time. People often find products there that cannot be found in any other store in Panama, i…
    - 19 May 11, 3:15pm -
  • Preventing Mold During the Rainy Season
    Tea Tree oil is a pale yellow substance extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. It's an amazing substance that has antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral properties.Karyn Saunders of recently published a very us…
    - 19 May 11, 11:13am -
  • Puente Centenario is Closed for Repairs
    Puente Centario, one of two bridges over the Panama CanalThe Puente Centenario, which is the newer of the two bridges over the Panama Canal and was opened in 2004, is closed for repairs. Apparently large sections of the approach to the bridge w…
    - 14 Dec 10, 5:04pm -
  • It's Fer-de-Lance season, Watch Out!
    Fer-de-lance snake in the grass. The fer-de-lance is a venomous species of pit viper. Notice the characteristic diagonal stripes and diamond pattern. Bites MUST be treated with anti-venom, not merely antibiotics.Dr. Charlie Garcia cautioned rece…
    - 1 Sep 10, 12:52pm -

The Silver People Chronicle

  • The Makings of a Bocas Bushman
    With the lack of communication between Pug and me regarding our feelings, or lack of feelings, for each other, I walked out of her Bocas family’s home to get to know that part of town we were in and, perhaps, … Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 4:36am -
  • The Good Samaritan of Bocas
    The trip to Bocas Town had not been thoroughly planned but I cared less and less about going back to work in the fields of Baseline since I knew the marriage was not a union anymore. Over and over I … Continue reading →
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:42am -
  • Goodbye to Baseline
    These were the times of the Panamanian presidency of Ernesto de la Guardia, Jr., while we remained in Baseline, today known as the area of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro Province. However, today I would probably not recognize that same … Continue re…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:33am -
  • My Father is Looking for Me
    I had to admit that Pug would not have made a “Good Wife,” not then nor ever for me. But then, I had to further admit that I had been looking at our lives through my own experience with women.  … Continue reading →
    - 48 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:56am -
  • A Change of Plans
    After the incident with my neighbor, I was left feeling vulnerable and somewhat shaken and I began planning to leave the area with my wife and baby.  Disillusioned now with my entire experience I started devising how I would leave … Continue readi…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:05am -
  • You’ll Kill Him Juni!
    I soon gained the advantage over my attacker for I had proven to myself to be stronger than he was. While doing the tug of war with him I now saw real fear in his eyes. His posture had changed … Continue reading →
    - 68 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:05am -
  • What’s With the Neighbor?
    During this time that I had some money stashed away in my pocket, that I had been keeping for our upkeep for another couple of weeks. I had considered using it for leaving Bocas to return to Colon and, from … Continue reading →
    - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 14, 4:12am -
  • Getting Along With Baseline Neighbors
    The policeman and I walked along in silence until we got back to my room, picked up the money I had so carefully saved away for weeks and left again for the long walk back to the Corregiduria. During the … Continue reading →
    - 83 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:05am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

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Panama Viejo
Panama Viejo
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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newRevamping Apple’s Line of Products
    Apple is polishing its products for the upcoming Christmas holidays, when the cacophony of cash registers’ high-frequency rings saturate the festive atmosphere.  As we all know, Christmas is more about making a profit than about the birth of the S…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:03am -
  • Glass and Grapes
    The first two pictures were taken with a Canon DSLR EOS T2i camera, and the third one was shot with a compact P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS.  As you can see the quality of all three pictures is almost the same.  That speaks highly of today’s camera…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 4:02am -
  • American Idioms Handbook
    For many years I’ve enjoyed the regular visits, comments and support of a loyal reader living in Fort Worth, Texas.  He knows who he is.  Recently he had a relative visiting his family from Panama, and on the way back, she brought back a surprise…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 4:04am -
  • Imported Grapes

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  • A Graphic History of the English Language
    The clever diagram depicted above is the creation of Sabio Lantz, the author of a blog dubbed Triangulations.  It shows how the English language has evolved over the past 3,000 years. “While researching for future posts, I ran into issues related…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 7:27am -
  • Plants

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  • Nutritional Totem

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  • Idioms
    Continuing with my infatuation with the English language, I have another idiom to add to the long collection.  The idiom is, “When the rubber hits the road.”  It has nothing to do with rubber or roads.  The meaning of this idiomatic phrase is…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 4:05am -

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