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  • newWall Collapses in Plaza Catedral
    Part of the facade of the PH Plaza Independencia building in Casco Viejo’s Plaza Catedral collapsed on Monday. This is not the first time the controversial renovation project has been in the news over the last five years, which had been suspended i…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 9:03am -
  • newFirst Free Black Town Uncovered in Panama
    A team of historians and archaeologists from the University of Barcelona and the Patronato of Panama Viejo have identified the remains of Santiago del Principe, the first settlement founded by free blacks in the Spanish Empire. Also known as Maroons…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 8:50am -
  • Trash Authority to Buy More Trucks
    The Urban and Household Authority announced  that it will buy 105 garbage trucks for Panama City. According Carlos Monterrey, head of the authority, there are currently 70 company-owed and 30 rented compactor trucks. The previous administration…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 7:43am -
  • Egypt Uses Wrong Canal for Stamp
    Egypt issued stamps to commemorate big plans for the extension of the Suez Canal but mistakenly used an image of the Panama Canal. The country’s Ministry of Communications originally denied the allegations, claiming that the stamp was a fake, but…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 6:23am -
  • Panama #1 in Global Well-Being Poll
    Panama ranks first amount 135 countries in a new subjective well-being poll about how people feel about their lives. The well-being index, released Tuesday by Gallup and Healthways, evaluates people’s sense of purpose, social connections, communi…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:17am -
  • Special Anti-Gang Group Created After Family Murder
    President Juan Carlos Varela announced the creation of a special gang fighting group to rout out gang leaders and members operating in Panama City and Colon. The announcement came following the shooting death of a family of four in the San Antonio n…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 9:01am -
  • Government Hires International Law Firm for Finmeccanica Case
    Panama will be represented by international law firm Hogan Lovells in civil and criminal cases involving the Italian defense group Finmeccanica. The foreign ministry hired the firm as Italian prosecutors probe allegations of international corrupti…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 6:24am -
  • Panama Dengue Report
    The Ministry of Health confirmed the ninth death from dengue so far this year – a 14-year-old girl from the 24 de Diciembre district. Ministry statistics indicate that there have been 4,542 cases of dengue so far this year, a tropical disease tran…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 7:37pm -

The Visitor

  • Air France to increase flights to Panama
    Starting Monday, October 27 and for the entire 2014 winter season, Air France-KLM confirms its position as leader in Latin America and the Caribbean offering five weekly flights to Panama City from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Air France will add two we…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:05pm -
  • Fortaleza Tours
    Walking the streets of Casco Antiguo By Craig Weincek The streets of Casco Antiguo have never been safer. If you want proof, you can take a walking tour led by the Esperanza Social Venture Club. This community development club comprises ex-gang memb…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:47pm -
  • El Trapiche
    The authentic taste of Panama There are no prizes for guessing the culinary proclivities of El Trapiche restaurant in Albrook Mall. A trapiche is a traditional sugar cane press for squeezing the juice or “guarapo” from sugar cane and the restaur…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:21pm -
  • As summer closes in the North
    How to beat the “winter blues” By Iraira Butcher, psychologist As the year progresses, the warm weather turns colder, days become shorter, nights become longer and millions of people will experience a condition known as the “winter blues.” W…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:55pm -
  • Three ways to see the Canal
    Not surprisingly, the Panama Canal is the country’s most visited tourist attraction. There are many ways to take in this engineering marvel. Here are the top three. Observing the expansion The billion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is one of…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:35pm -
  • Travel to Las Perlas in style
    The Island Express III The Island Express III is a top-of-the-line ship that ferries passengers from Panama City to one of the country’s top island destinations, Las Perlas. It provides a fast and smooth passage, arriving in Contadora in an hour a…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:56pm -
  • A message from Philippe Casenave, French ambassador to Panama
    I am pleased to welcome the presence of The Visitor at TOP RESA Paris tourist fair 2014. This bilingual English-Spanish information newsmagazine, published in Panama, is a wealth of touristic and cultural information for all those interested in this…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:14pm -


  • NYFW: BCBG Spring 2015
    Powder pink, white, lavender, blush, ecru, alabaster, vanilla, light ash… These are just a few of the nouns and adjectives that describe the colors Max and Lubov Azria used for their BCBG Spring 2015 show; an ethereal, yet edgy collection that comb…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 3:40pm -
  • Cobalt Sunset
    De vuelta en el trópico por un chin! Me encanta este enterizo de Über Shop, es demasiado versátil! Para este look me lo puse con tacones wedge, pero bien me lo puedo poner también con flats de cualquier tipo o hasta zapatillas! Enterizo: Über Sh…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 14, 3:31pm -
  • Man Repeller Sandwich

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  • Hippie In Heels
    Conocí a esta hermosa blogger, Natalie Decleve, afuera del Lincoln Center en el primer día del New York Fashion Week. Asegúrense de visitar su blog Hippie In Heels. – Met this lovely blogger, Natalie Decleve, outside Lincoln Center on Day 1 of N…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:17pm -
  • Outside Honor
    Mi primera experiencia yendo a un show downtown… Qué increíble la diferencia en el street style. Definitivamente que me di gusto. Esta es una de muuuchas fotos que hice durante mi viaje al New York Fashion Week. Las estaré publicando diariamente…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 5:22pm -
  • Normal Is The New Black
    Otro de mis looks para New York Fashion Week, ésta vez capturado por Mark Iantosca para Refinery29. Jumpsuit: Trina Turk de Félix B. Maduro Zapatillas: Schutz Cartera: Chanel Lentes de Sol: Spektre – Another one of my looks for New York Fashion W…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:42pm -
  • Vogue En Vivo 2014
    Qué increíble que ya ha pasado un año desde que el primer Vogue En Vivo se celebró en Multiplaza. Muchas cosas han cambiado desde entonces… Multiplaza ha expandido su Pasillo De Lujo; marcas nuevas como Paul Smith y Gucci han abierto sus puerta…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:20pm -
  • Crossroads
    Capturada por Cup Of Couple para Glamour España en New York Fashion Week llevando mi vestido Polo, cartera Coach Rhyder, lentes Spektre y lipstick Chanel Rouge Noir. – Snapped by Cup Of Couple for Glamour Spain in New York Fashion Week wearing my…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Sep 14, 10:01am -

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…
    - 42 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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The Panama Gringo

  • 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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 -
  • Maritime Week Panama 2014 – May 19-23
    Maritime Week Panama 2014Maritime Week Americas 2014 will be held in Panama, one of the greatest maritime centres in the world and right at the heart of some of the most exciting changes impacting the global shipping, port and bunkering industrie…
    - 12 May 14, 2:41pm -
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  • newThe Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips on Leadership Focus (France)
    Five Tips to Sharpen your Leadership Focus The role of company chief executive brings with it all sorts of challenges, from dealing with the nitty gritty of making decisions daily to formulating strategies to take your company forward. That's why i…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Sep 14, 10:20pm -
  • Oil On Canvas Art Women Carrying Flowers and Fruit (Panama)
    20th Century Oil on Canvas unframed No signature Scene well painted, maybe influenced by Murillo, made by a competent court illustrative artist. Great for an interior designer to use. It has a slit and crease. 8 feet. x 7 ft. $ 1500.00 tel 6017 919…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 3:27pm -
  • Soy un joven en busca de trabajo profesional
    Soy un muchacho de 28 aos. Actualmente vivo en Nicaragua. Quiero moverme a Panam, porque veo que es el pas de Centroamrica donde est en boom la construccion. Soy arquitecto, pero actualmente estoy desempleado. Me encuentro desesperado, estar sin [...…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:22pm -
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    Hi! My name is Chuck Norris and I'm a 2yr old male Beagle looking for a girlfriend. Hola! Mi nombre es Chuck Norris y soy un Beagle macho de 2 aos buscando novia.
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  • Look 4 Portugues or French Teacher (Panama City)
    Im looking for a girl that want to learn spanish or english and is willing to teach french or portugues. It would be great if you like to do outdoor activities like sports, walking, yoga, meditation, movies, theater, dinner soo that way we can do th…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 7:01pm -
    The King and Queen Radio Show with Zina Bevel which airs Tuesday from 1am-5am and Thursdays from 1am-2am on WVIP 93.5FM. You can tune in on our website at You can also tune in on the radio show at…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 12:51pm -

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  • newCertified Translation Services (Panama)
    Certified Translation Services Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting Services Panama City, Panama Call us at 507.6290.3468 (WhatsApp) or send us an e-mail.
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  • newmarried couple teaching American English (.01)
    We are educated and my wife s a Professional Executive's Nanny, while I am a private teacher with four published books. We both teach, she from grade one through eight, myself grades six through adult, and are thinking of moving to Panama and are acc…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:41pm -
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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:1067785…
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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:3378812947ratings…
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Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)
Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD) Find us on the web:…
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Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]
Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]Subscribe to our channel here! Panama - It's Not Over Taken from the Panama 'It's Not Over EP' out 2 Nov 2012 on Future Classic Get a co...From:Future ClassicViews:1327642…
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Panama City - Pacific Coast Skyline (HD)
Panama City - Pacific Coast Skyline (HD)This video was made on short periods of time I had in a business trip to Panama City, sadly I didn't get to see everything, hopefully in the future I'll go b...From:EduarFilmsViews:7626124…
- 1 day ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:46pm -
The Price of Modernization in Panama: Dammed Forever
The Price of Modernization in Panama: Dammed ForeverSubscribe to VICE News here: VICE News travels to the construction site of Barro Blanco, a hydroelectric dam in the Chir...From:VICE NewsViews:…
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  • newPacific Village alquiler
    Se alquila espectacular apartamento en Pacific Village totalmente amoblado acabados de lujo
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    Se alquila apartamento totalmente amueblado con excelente ubicación. Tiene los aires acondicionados y línea blanca en perfecto estado.
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  • newcuarto compartido
    una recamara en carrasquia atrás de la universidad Ulacit. Zona completamente privada y seguridad 24 horas del dia frente al parque omar torrijo. compartida con dos personas mas y para caballeros únicamente y. con aire acondicionado y usos d…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 8:07pm -
    Se alquila apartamento amoblado en El Dorado cuenta con: 3 recámaras 2 baños, estacionamiento, completamente amoblado, línea blanca, seguridad. Excelente ubicacion cerca de restaurantes y tiendas Precio $1,200 No intermediarios
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Sep 14, 8:04pm -
  • newTerreno en San Carlos
    Terreno de 1,200m2 en San Carlos
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Panama Guide

  • new45 Homes Affected By Flooding
    At least 45 homes were affected by flooding yesterday in the district of La Chorrera and Arraiján, according to reports from the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC). (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who ha ...
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:10am -
  • newNational Assembly Debating "Melting Pot" Immigration Program
    The spokesman for the Arena Group, Rafael Rodriguez, said the atmosphere created due to the request to suspend Panama's "melting pot" program to normalize the immigration status of foreigners, could create a negative perception among the tourists ...
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:04am -
  • newFour Injured In Traffic Accident
    One man and three women of Costa Rican nationality suffered a car accident near the entry of Churube (Penonomé). (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of ...
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 10:55am -
  • new'Call of Duty' creators seek to dismiss suit by ex-Panama leader Manuel Noriega
    (CNN) -- The creators of the "Call of Duty" video game franchise on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who says the 2012 video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" has damaged his reputation. ...
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 10:43am -
  • newWall Collapse in Casco Viejo
    A masonry wall, part of the facade of the PH Plaza Independencia in Casco Antiguo, San Felipe, collapsed yesterday as workers executed at remodeling project of the old structure. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers w ...
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 10:41am -
  • Supreme Court Grants Request For Access To Spending Data
    The Supreme Court granted a "habeas data" request filed by Erasmo Muñoz and ordered the Ministry of Economy and Finance to provide information on the movements of ordinary and extraordinary funds, made ​​to the town council in Parita, ...
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 6:03am -
  • Panama’s Supreme Court Confirms New Trial Against Noriega
    Panama’s Supreme Court has confirmed former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega is to be tried for the murder of an opponent in 1969, a case initially dismissed five years ago.In a statement released Thursday, the court said a lower chamber had ...
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 5:50am -
  • Parents Of Kris Kremers Want To Return Her Remains To Holland
    The parents of Kris Kremers are coming to Panama in two weeks, said Jerome van Pasell, a spokesman for the families of the two young Dutch women who apparently lost their lives in early April in an inhospitable area of Boquete, Chiriqui. (more) ...
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 7:30am -

  • 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

  • B4B Tee Off 2015 Charity Golf Tournament
    One of the best things about living in Boquete is, if you have an idea or a passion, you can just put it out there and others will jump on board in support and participation.   This custom began about 12 years ago when some of the early ExPats gathe…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 12:37pm -
  • Global Well Being and Panama, today and tomorrow
    I was surprised when a reader send me a link to a US Today article describing a survey of “Global Well Being”, Link. “Global Well-Being Index Largest Recent Global Study of Well-Being The Global Well-Being Index is an extension of more than six…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 12:31pm -
  • Tuesday Talk: Be Prepared!
    I was surprised we did not have standing room only at the Tuesday Talk today. The topic was Emergency Preparedness and in light of the recent flooding in Cerro Punta and historic flooding in Boquete I though more people would want to know about self…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 5:30pm -
  • I was proud to be an American, now I am not so sure
    Once upon a time I lived in a country the made me proud, the United States of America. As I read the news, see the reality and have more international perspective I wonder what happened to my country. In this post 9/11 world those in the United State…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 11:59am -
  • Tuesday Talk: A refreshing new attitude for Boquete
    On 1 July 2015 Boquete gained a new mayor, Millo Walker took the reigns of government and did something we in this community have not seen before. He asked for public participation in planning Boquete’s future. During the campaign Sr. Vasquez told…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 14, 3:04pm -
  • Food quality, quantity and reality
    I started a thread on Boquetening a while back to get some input from people on the cost of ten food items. The list was only ten items to keep it simple and the items I selected were to make a point. One quart of whole milk. I did not pick a larger…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 11:20am -
  • Tuesday Talk: Insurance Needs in Panama
    Magda Crespo provided some insights into insurance needs in Panama. The intent of the presentation was to help new resident understand what is different here.  Magda covered homeowners, auto and health insurance. A few important points of discussion…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 9:19am -
  • Escape the ghetto by learning Spanish
    In 1966 I took my first stab at learning Spanish. The effort was for a mandatory year of language so I could get a Bachelor of Science degree. My instructor, a gentleman from Venezuela tried to engage me, he failed and I almost failed too. I squeaked…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Sep 14, 8:30am -

Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • Notes from Panama
    Changing Hands at Tourism Board A new President in Panama pretty much means that everyone in any position of government authority in the old administration is out and looking for a job. The new head of tourism is a coffee … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 12:05am -
  • Update: Assisted Living In Panama
    I have a younger brother, Ed, who has had many physical and psychological difficulties throughout his life. In his early 20s he had a serious car accident driving home from a job as a night watchman while he was putting … Continue reading →
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  • Good luck Mr. President
    No, not that one. Although I do love this picture that Jim Wasson, creator of Panama Red overproof rum, posted of Obama … There’s even a Panama Red poster on the Oval Office wall! No, it’s this Preident, Jaun Carlos … Continue reading →
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  • An Interesting Bit of News
    I stumbled on this story this morning … The Cuna, Kuna, or now Guna people were living off the Isthmus of Panama on the San Blas Islands before Columbus arrived, and they continue to make their home on their comarca … Continue reading →
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  • Mail Call
    Great comments! Thank you! Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to write reviews of my books on Amazon! Special thanks for these new reviews … Panama Canal Day: An Illustrated Guide to Cruising The Panama Canal … Continue reading →
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  • And these folks are serious competitors …
    There’s a lot of talk about the much-hyped Nicaragua Canal which is supposed to start construction by the end of this year. And Egypt, which seems to have trouble getting its country together, has announced plans for a new, larger … Continue read…
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  • 13 Things the Offshore Gurus Will NOT Tell You About Panama
    When I come back and visit the US and folks find out I live in Panama they’re always interested and have lots of questions. It’s not unusual to bump into folks who subscribe to, or have read press releases by … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • 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 jest rzut beretem…
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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 suy nam wszyst…
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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 nazewnictwa ulic w miecie. Prby nas tr…
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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 wiem czemu ale zaoyam e w…
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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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  • Slightly Disappointed as much as one can be in Paradise
    It was our last few hours in Haiti. Four am wake up call 430am moto ride up to the normally one hour trek uphill it wasn't a smooth ride. In fact there was nothing smooth about it. Someone had the bright idea of loading 3 passengers on a small bike.…
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newPsychic
    I will never pay to see a psychic, but they know that.
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  • 5 Second Rule
    The 5 second rule for food dropped on the ground does not work if you have a 2 second dog.
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  • Handy
    A nice box of chocolates provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn’t that handy?
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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Water contamination in Azuero Region
    The American Citizen Services Unit would like to alert U.S. citizens residing and/or traveling in the Azuero Region about a water contamination issue. Please visit the following link to see the announcement that Panama’s Ministry of Health (MINSA)…
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  • Acts of God
    Can atheists get insurance for acts of God?
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  • Android Phone Firesales?
    I have written several times how I do not like Google. Today, I read an interesting article about Google and it contains much of what I believe.
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  • Why
    Why do they have ear piercing while you wait? Is there some shop where you can drop them off and pick them up later?
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  • IOS 8 Up and Running
    I download and installed IOS 8 on Lilliam’s iPhone and it worked fine. I saw no dramatic performance reduction. After playing with it for about an hour, I downloaded it and installed it on my iPhone as well. If you … Continue reading →
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YouTube Panama Canal

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 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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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.From:Paul ZibulonViews:14214211287ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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Panama Canal
Panama CanalRecorded December 14-15, 2010. Contents: 00:25 Ship traffic through the Miraflores Locks recorded from the observation deck on December 14, 2010. 17:43 Retur...From:Hoosier Tim's Travel VideosViews:420006628ratings…
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Experience Panama - Megastructures Panama Canal by National Geographic
Experience Panama - Megastructures Panama Canal by National GeographicMegastructures examines the mega-machines used to run the Panama Canal and uncovers the canal's five-billion dollar project for it's expansion.From:experiencepanama…
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China To Build Their Own "Panama Canal"
China To Build Their Own "Panama Canal"China will build their own "Panama Canal" after striking a 40 billion dollar deal with Nicaragua to build a canal in Central America from the Atlantic coast ...From:TheLipTVViews:789372rat…
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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

  • 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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  • Panama Visas for Entry
    Immigration and VisasAs of July 21, 2009 there is in effect a new Law regarding tourist visas for entering the Republic of Panama.Executive Decree #248 states that: "Those who hold a valid passport for at least 3 months and a valid visa from…
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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

eat your greens
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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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  • Untitled

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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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Authentic Panama
Authentic Panama
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Comes and Goes
Comes and Goes
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ecuador parade ferry street newark nj
ecuador parade ferry street newark nj
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ras baraka, consul jessica escala
ras baraka, consul jessica escala
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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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~ Chau Número Tres ~
~ Chau Número Tres ~
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Flickr Global Photo Walk: Street Art Casco Viejo Panamá Edition!
Flickr Global Photo Walk: Street Art Casco Viejo Panamá Edition!
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Habla Ya Panama

  • newPanama 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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  • 50% Off Spanish Lessons for Panama Residents | September Expat Course
    Wouldn't it be great if you could speak Spanish and really understand your Panamanian neighbors and local members of your new community? Your life in Panama will be so much richer if you can speak and understand the Spanish language (and a lot less f…
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  • Are there Gyms in Boquete? Where can I Excersie? Any Fitness Classes?
    Are you worried about how you'll keep in shape (or get into shape) when you come to study Spanish with us in Boquete? Don’t be! The options for working out in Boquete are endless (for info about gyms and where to workout in Bocas del Toro click her…
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  • What do Panamanians Eat Traditionally? | Typical Meals in Panama
    Unfortunately Panama is not known internationally for it’s cuisine. That’s a shame because the food is actually very delicious and made with fresh local ingredients and flavors. Fresh ingredients are a keystone of Panama's cuisine It’s hard to…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

Flickr - Panama Canal

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  • newExpat Life Hacks
    Thinking of moving to Panama? Knowing what to expect can make life easier!Housing - Things are not built the way you might be used to. Items like dishwashers, screens on doors and lighting fixtures are not standard and might be missing when you ge…
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  • Camping in La Yeguada Forest Reserve

Are you seeking a quiet retreat from technology? Try a night beneath the stars in La Yeguada, Panama’s first forest reserve. Located in Calobre Veraguas, La Yeguada offers two well-maintained campsites with a large lake, waterfall and volcani…
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  • The Panama Man
    Who is the Panama Man you ask? Its Rich Novak of Re/Max Beach & City! Did you know Rich is also the host of The Panama Show, an internet radio show that speaks with expats living in Panama. We met with Rich to speak about his internet radio show. Ri…
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  • The Rotary Club of Playa Coronado
    Rotary International headquarters approved the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado on June 17, 2014. Only one week after getting their charter the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado took on their first International project, the Wheelchair Panama project. The…
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  • Dragon Asian Bistro
    Confucius say, “Man with one chopstick go hungry.”Dragon Asian Bistro, where the Orient meets the beach.  Having opened on May 29 as part of the Tryp Hotel in Coronado, Dragon is a refreshing addition to the playa community restaurant scene, of…
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  • ABC Revisited: 7 Chardonnays
    I’m going to try to be generous and gentle, as best I can. I just tasted 7 wines made from Chardonnay grapes France, Argentina, Australia and USA (California). I really liked 1 of them, found 1 or 2 passable and the other 5 reminded me why I wrote…
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  • The Coronado Extreme Triathlon 2014
    This year, the Triathlon Coronado Xtremo will take place on September 14, 2014 leaving the Coronado Beach Club at 7:00 a.m. While the event is a sprint, or short-distance triathlon, it is called an “extreme triathlon” with good reason. The race…
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  • Ocean to Ocean Bicycle Ride
    On a Thursday afternoon I ran across an article about a coast to coast bike ride, from Panama’s  Atlantic to the Pacific, 86kms/53miles, coming up the following Sunday…how cool is that! The idea got me excited, what a great way to see this beau…
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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…
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  • 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:…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

Brassavola nodosa on Spondias purpurea
Brassavola nodosa on Spondias purpurea
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Gongora Tricolor
Gongora Tricolor
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Sobralia sp. (macrophylla ? , esta planta en particular se parece mucho a Sobralia kerryae de Costa Rica y Panama, una especie no registrada para Colombia, pero es mas probablemente Sobralia macrophylla) floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Sobralia sp. (macrophylla ? , esta planta en particular se parece mucho a Sobralia kerryae de Costa Rica y Panama, una especie no registrada para Colombia, pero es mas probablemente Sobralia macrophylla) floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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Flor enorme (para este genero) de Trigonidium insigne in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Flor enorme (para este genero) de Trigonidium insigne in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- 21 May 14, 10:01pm -
Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- 21 May 14, 10:01pm -
Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • 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's Colombian Adven…
    - 30 Jul 13, 1:58pm -
  • 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…
    - 20 Nov 12, 10:14am -
  • 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's Colombian Adventures.
    - 18 Oct 12, 8:57am -
  • 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 -
  • The Pain of Losing People Who Greatly Influenced Me
    Losing a parent, a sibling or a close friend is always difficult. I lost my younger brother in 1993 and I know that it feels like part of you has been torn out. But there is another type of people that I also find very painful to lose. These people…
    - 25 Nov 11, 10:52am -
  • Whale Watching in the Pearl Islands
    This week my wife and I went whale watching with 3 other couples in the Pearl Islands. This was almost a last minute thing as we were invited to replace another couple that couldn’t make it. Well, it turned out to be one of those unique life-alter…
    - 20 Aug 11, 12:47pm -

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…
    - 8 Sep 13, 12:45am -
  • 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…
    - 11 Oct 12, 11:11pm -
  • 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

  • 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…
    - 5 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 →
    - 21 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…
    - 29 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 →
    - 41 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 →
    - 52 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 →
    - 56 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:05am -
  • It’s a Boy!
    “Hey Reid the boss want to see you!” one of the guys said. It seemed as though everyone I met that evening had been told to let me know that the Boss wanted to see me. And so, before I … Continue reading →
    - 71 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 3:19am -
  • The Baby is Coming
    Most of my companions at work had heard about how I’d been challenged to a street fight, and I figured so had the Corregidor. So, here I was in the middle of a predicament, being hated by most of my … Continue reading →
    - 86 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 5:22am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

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Sail & Fog
Sail & Fog
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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newOversized Shoes
    Paola, one of the Twisters, came to visit us a couple of days ago.  She was very cheerful and restless as kids are when they’re three-years old.  This time she wanted to play being a grown-up fitting all of my wife’s shoes.  I’ve seen this b…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Sep 14, 4:02am -
  • The Valley of El Bosque
    Nestled in a valley surrounded by green hills lies the neighborhood of El Bosque (The Woods).  Since the first day we tied the knot, we moved to our new home in a gorgeous neighborhood about five miles from downtown Panama City.  We lived in the ci…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 4:03am -
  • The House of God

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  • Metallic Statue of Indian Deity Exhibited in Panama

    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 14, 4:03am -
  • Indian Table
    During a recent photography soujourn into the commercial territory of El Dorado, I visited an Indian store full of exotic products from this Asian country. Panama, because of its historical reliance on commerce, is above all a melting pot.  This is…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:05am -
  • Colors
    During a visit to the Social Security’s Office at El Dorado, I happened to pass by a clothing store displaying colorful merchandise at the entrance of the building.  The bright colors caught my attention.  Fortunately I had my P&S camera with me,…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 4:02am -
  • Prayers
    The government of Panama does not collect statistics on the religious affiliation of citizens, but various sources estimate that 75 to 85 percent of the population identifies itself as Roman Catholic and 15–25 percent as evangelical Christian. Usin…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 4:03am -
  • Together
    Aura and I decided to tie the knot a bit more than 34 years ago.  A lot of water has flowed under the bridge.  We have experienced the rolleroaster ride of life with all its ups and downs.  We have vacationed to the United States and Colombia enjo…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 4:01am -

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