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  • Murder Cat Murdered
    Panamanian reggae singer Murder Cat was killed Tuesday night on Street 3 in Juan Diaz. Also known as El Clickiti and Omar Bellido, his given name, the singer was reportedly talking to some people, including singer Ruff Dad, when several individuals…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 15, 8:36am -
  • Ex-Minister of Economy and Finance Detained
    Frank de Lima, Minister of Economy and Finance in the Ricardo Martinelli administration, was detained for his alleged involvement in dodgy grain sales through the National Assistance Program. According the charges, the Ministry of Economy and Finan…
    - 11 days ago, 12 May 15, 6:12am -
  • President Martinelli and the Dehydrated Food Contract
    The Electoral Tribunal notified the Supreme Court Thursday of its decision to suspend the immunity of former President Ricardo Martinelli. This launches the investigation into corruption charges against Martinelli related to anomalies in the pu…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 3:56pm -
  • Panama Mayor Evaluating Bay Issues
    The Panama Mayor’s office is evaluating coastal areas along the Bay of Panama to find a solution to a history of poor water resource management. Deputy Mayor Raisa Banfield explained that over the last two decades, the area along the bay was dev…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 9:58am -
  • Police Will Stop Foreign and National Motorists
    Foreigners on small motorcycles and driving taxis will be stopped and investigated by police. The directive was announced last week by National Police chief Omar Pinzon and is an attempt to neutralize cases of theft by motorcycle and taxi, he said.…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 12:46pm -
  • Trash Authority Workers on Strike
    The Workers Association of the Urban and Household Waste Authority are on indefinite strike as of Monday. The workers are calling to be included in the discussion of law 173 that would establish comprehensive management of waste and a culture of zer…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 11:27am -
  • World’s Largest Container Ship Registered in Panama
    The Panama Maritime Authority announced that the Merchant Marine Department has registered the world’s largest container ship in Panama. Christened on January 8, 2015, the MSC Oscar is 1,300-feet long – or four football fields – and has a ca…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 3:20pm -
  • Mark Zuckerberg is Coming
    Mark Zuckerberg will be arriving in Panama to participate in a business forum being held alongside the Seventh Summit of the Americas. President Juan Carlos Varela will reportedly meet with the 30-year-old Facebook founder, chairman and CEO to dis…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 2:57pm -

The Visitor

  • Man vs. fish in Panama
    Our correspondent provides us with this vivid account of a sports fishing aficionado’s experience angling off the coast of Chiriqui. California angler, David McNatt, described landing a 320-lb “Super Cow” yellowfin tuna on Hannibal Bank May 2,…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 15, 12:30pm -
  • Seeking Panama City’s best burger
    Burger Week, a gastronomy event that celebrates the world’s most famous sandwich, returns for a second consecutive year, May 15 – 25 with 16 of Panama City’s top restaurants participating. Each restaurant has been tasked to create a new, origin…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 15, 12:30pm -
  • MAC shows works of Panamanian painter, Aristides Ureña Ramos
    The solo exhibition, “Creole Albrook 2014-2015,” by Panamanian artist, Aristides Ureña Ramos, is currently open at the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC Panamá), through Friday, June 26. Aristides Ureña Ramos has enjoyed a good deal of recognition…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 15, 8:30am -
  • How to Get a Panama Driver’s License
    By: Staff at Panama Offshore Legal Services E-Mail: || Phone: (507) 227 – 6645 As a foreigner, you can drive vehicles in Panama using your current driver’s license for up to 90 days. Then you must obtain a Panama driver’s licen…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 15, 4:30pm -
  • Michael Sager, plastic-bottle-cap artist, wants you to “kiss his trash”
    Special to The Visitor Michael Sager is an artist. That’s a good thing. However, Sager is more than that—he’s a socially conscious artist who is using his creativity to enhance people’s awareness of the environment. To appreciate what Michael…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 15, 2:30pm -
  • Tour the expanded Canal locks before they are filled with water
    This Sunday, May 17, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will host public tours of the new, expanded locks on the Pacific side of Panama, a historic event in which visitors will be allowed inside the new structures before they are filled with water. The…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 15, 10:30am -
  • Panama’s first Recycling Week
    Shaping an environmentally aware society Under the motto, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” Panama celebrates its first official Recycling Week now until Sunday, May 17. Through a series of forums, festivals, parades–even the premiere of a new Disney d…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 15, 8:30am -


  • Denim Overall Dress & Lace Crop
    How cute is this Zara denim overall dress? I was shopping in Panama a few weeks back and just had to...
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 5:18pm -
  • Back Home
    Blogging from home today; just came back from Amsterdam and Copenhagen so I’m resting up before I get back to...
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 15, 2:32pm -
  • Walk On The Wild Side
    This has to be one of my favorite looks from recent weeks. I’ve been dying to post it but haven’t had...
    - 9 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:18pm -
  • London With Adidas Women
    After sifting through so much material; I’m finally ready to share with you my London diary. Adidas Latam (Latin America)...
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 15, 2:03pm -
  • Checking In
    It was my third time in London… So I guess it’s true what they say! Third time’s the charm! I...
    - 20 days ago, 2 May 15, 12:23pm -
  • Sienna Culottes
    Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a look I wore a few weekends ago at the beach. Getting ready to start packing...
    - 32 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 9:47am -
  • Danielle Bernstein
    One of my personal favorite style bloggers; Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat chatting up Adam Katz Sinding outside the Bowery Hotel before...
    - 32 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 8:18am -
  • White Magic
    Welcoming the weekend with an effortless combo that never fails: a white boho dress and tan leather gladiator sandals, plus...
    - 35 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 5:02pm -

The Berry & The Fox

  • Hiking in Guatemala
    This past Saturday we filled up our backpacks with tinfoil-wrapped sandwiches and took off for a hike. We put our old Range Rover into 4-wheel drive as we scaled a narrow and muddy path higher and higher up the side of a mountain, a path marked only…
    - 25 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • Commune Design, Will You Marry Me?
    Inspiration comes from everywhere, right? Well for me, inspiration strikes hard each and every single time my eyes fall upon a Commune design. Two months before we moved away from Casco Viejo, The American Trade Hotel finally opened. I had the luck a…
    - 21 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • Newborns vs. Toddlers, the uncut version.
    I’m post-pregnancy with my second child, and I am here to tell you that newborn babies are the bomb. Yes, I really just said that. Not only did I use the expression “the bomb” but I also just said that I love having a newborn baby. Between 0-3…
    - 18 Nov 14, 5:13pm -
  • The Tiniest Nest
    This morning, barefoot and in my sweats, I waved Joaquin goodbye as he went off to school. I happened to look down from where I stood and there, right in front of my toes, was the tiniest bird’s nest I’ve ever seen. I gently swooped up the little…
    - 13 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 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 -

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The Panama Gringo

  • Coiba National Park
    Continuing our exploration of the Ezuero Peninsula, we’re taking a trip offshore today to visit one of Panama’s greatest treasures, in fact, one of the world’s greatest treasures, Coiba National Park.It wasn’t always appreciated for the tre…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:47am -
  • Chitre, Panama – the Low Down!
    Spotlight this week on the relatively smaller city of Chitre, on the eastern coast of Panama’s Ezuero Peninsula. Though it’s smaller than the more popular destinations like Panama City and Colon, Chitre has plenty to keep you entertained.Where…
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 15, 9:22pm -
  • Azuero Peninsula Whale Watching
    So you’re ready to retire and you’ve decided to move to Panama. Now it’s time to narrow your options and pick an area to live. You may want to consider the Azuero Peninsula, in Spanish, Península de .Though the country of Panama is mostly ea…
    - 18 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:48pm -
  • Markets in Panama City
    Looking for the freshest goods at the best prices? Skip the supermarkets and head to Panama City’s street markets. Not only will you get a good deal on fresh seafood, vegetables, and handicrafts – you’ll also get a one-of-a-kind shopping exper…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:53pm -
  • Getting a Driver’s License in Panama
    If you don’t have a foreign driver’s license that you can exchange for a Panamanian license, you will need to get a new license. Here is the process:To get your license you need to complete theoritcal driving courses (36 hours) and practical tr…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 1:24pm -
  • Exchanging your Driver’s License in Panama
    As a visitor to Panama, you are legal allowed to drive for 90 days on your foreign driver’s license (see our post on Driving in Panama). However, after that your license is no longer valid. Therefore, if you are residing in Panama, you will need t…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:14pm -
  • The Theater Guild of Ancon
    If you haven’t yet discovered the delightful Theater Guild of Ancon, now is the time to check it out. Billed as “The only English speaking theatre in Panama,” per their Twitter page, TGA produces a variety of plays each season and the 2015 sea…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 12:22am -
  • Play It Safe
    Nothing can ruin a vacation faster than being a victim of theft or violent crime. Here are a few tips that will help you protect yourself while traveling and help you play it safe. No matter where you are going, when traveling you need to increase y…
    - 2 Feb 15, 12:54pm -
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  • Habla Ya Panama Resident Spanish Course (Panama City)
    Hi everyone. :) I am currently enrolled at habla ya School learning Spanish, from next month I am interested in signing up for their Part Time Panama Resident Course which allows residents to get one hour lessons for as low as 7.5 dollars an hour. T…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 15, 6:15pm -
  • Are you an artist? (Tucson, AZ, USA)
    Phelony Art Gallery is currently looking for an out of country artist to represent. We are looking for unique, original, one of a kind artwork. Phelony Art Gallery is located in Tucson Mall. USA Today listed our gallery as a Top 10 Shopping Destinat…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 15, 6:41pm -
  • Horno de Barro
    Hola: Soy un arquitecto desempleado nicaragense. Actualmente quiero dedicarme a la bioconstruccin y me parece que sera un buen comienzo empezar a construir hornos de barro a clientes. Si usted necesita un horno de barro en su patio, yo podra ha [..…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 15, 6:01pm -
  • shih tzu puppies
    1 male and 1 Female purebred shih tzu puppies are 13 weeks ready to go new home .they are good quality , beautiful short body ,flat face and short legs.also they are small size will be under 8 lb.full grown .they are very healthy , friendly, playful…
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 15, 12:12am -
  • MORINGA PLANTAS (Chiriqui)
    Se venden plantones de Moringa Oleifera Listos para transplantar orden mnima de 500 plantones precio en rebaja $7 cada uno, entrega gratis en David y reas circunvecinas sin costos. Llamenos sin compromiso alguno para cualquier duda al 69491555 pre […
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 15, 4:08pm -
  • Volunteering/Adventure/Sports/Part Time Work or just having a beer.. (Avenida Balboa)
    30 year old English Guy, new to Panama City, just started a short sabbatical from work, enrolled in Spanish school and looking for something else to do during the afternoons or evenings. Volunteering/Adventure/Activities/Classes/Sports/Part Time Wor…
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 15, 5:55pm -
  • Busco un trabajo
    Soy arquitecto de Nicaragua, tengo 28 aos, llevo varios aos desempleado, en mi pas no se halla un trabajo solo por amistades o por poltica. La situacin en mi pas cada da est peor. Me gustara vivir y trabajar en Panam, porque veo que hay mu [...]
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 15, 3:56pm -
  • Ultimate Frisbee in Panama City or Costa del Este (Panama City)
    I am putting up this announcement to see if I can get a group of people for weekly or bi-monthly get together for ultimate frisbee. I think if we had 10 people it would be great. We could do an hour or so of Ultimate and then hit a pub for a few bee…
    - 18 days ago, 4 May 15, 4:32pm -

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    Beautiful apartment, 2 bedroom/2 bath. Near a School, Roofed Parking, Guest Parking, 24 hour Security, Laundry, Social Area, close to the park. Price US$195,000 (including furniture) or US$175,000 (without furniture).
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 15, 3:26pm -
  • newNecesitas un préstamo? ¿Está buscando Finanzas? (All Locations)
    Necesitas un prstamo? Est buscando Finanzas? Est buscando un prstamo para ampliar su negocio? Creo que usted ha venido al lugar correcto. Ofrecemos prstamos a baja tasa de inters. Los interesados deben pngase en contacto con nosotros para un [...]
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    Are you in debt or need urgent financial funds help, Here comes an affordable credit funds offer, Funds at 2% rate interest, Time have come for you to be free from financial debt, apply now via
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    We Offer the best experience and skills on the legal assistance regarding with: - VISA / RESIDENCY: Perzonalized Assistance in any Imigration Services such as (Temporary Visas, Permanet Residency, Special Laws, ect) -CONTRACTS: legal advice, review…
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    Empresa lider en USA en venta de llantas usadas desde hace 20 anos. Exportamos a todo el mundo. Venta minima 1200 llantas. ternemos la major calidad de llantas de uso :categoria "A" premiun ( +60% de vida) 5/32 a 7/32. Venga visitenos, usted pued…
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    tranportation service , to the beach., groceries stores doctor appoimts,pick up and drop off at the airports and etc... My name is Dayana I speak English , Italian and spanish,,, very honest, responsable, clean person....I am 30 years old....i be mor…
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  • newUltra Modern, Furnished Balboa Avenue Beauty!
    The Yoo/Arts Tower is Balboa Avenue’s newest ocean view property and is by far the most modern and avant garde construction in the city. The brainchild of renown designer Philippe Stark, this apartment complex has it all! From an impressive ent…
    - 33 mins ago, 22 May 15, 6:06pm -
  • newApartment for sale in Avenue Balboa
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  • newAlquilo cuarto muy bien ubicado al lado del metro de la 12 de octubre
    Alquilo cuarto para mujer sola, cama doble,wifi, tv,closett, lavadora,secadora ambiente familiar.
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  • newCANGREJO . LOTE 1578Mtrs2 JAP JAP
    vendo lote aun lado del jap jap , 2000$ mil metro 2 ! este lote puede unir la calle qu sale a via Brasil y de via Brasil , al cangrejo ! tiene bun posición
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  • newFor rent beautiful apartment in Costa del Este
    For rent 223 mts2 beautiful apartment, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, maid's room with bathroom, family room, sea view, 2 parking, very spacious social area, pool, Jacuzzi, gym, playground, mini soccer field, 24 hour security, very elegant building,…
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Panama Guide

  • Investigations Proceeding in Tax Collection Scandal
    Maria Alejandra Salerno, the legal representative of the company Cobranzas del Istmo SA and the former Minister of Economy and Finance Frank De Lima will be interrogated in the coming days as part of the investigation being conducted by the Fourt ...
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 11:16am -
  • US Looks To Expand "Plan Colombia" To Panama
    The US government seeks an ally in Panama for counter narcotics. To achieve this, they want to replicate what was done in the so-called 'Plan Colombia'. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their ...
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 11:00am -
  • Panama bourse calling Indian diamantaires
    By Melvyn Reggie Thomas (TNN) SURAT: After Dubai and Antwerp, Surat and Mumbai-based diamantaires are eyeing a big ...
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 10:47am -
  • Audit Finds $10 Million In Damages To The State (Overflight Scandal)
    The Comptroller estimates total damage to the State at approximately 10.1 million dollars caused by government contracts to rent small airplanes and helicopters between 2009 and 2014, which were paid through the National Assistance Program. (more ...
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 10:43am -
  • Panama gripped by millionaire ex-president's graft scandal
    By JUAN JOSÉ RODRÍGUEZ Panama City (AFP) - When he ran for office, Panama's former president Ricardo Martinelli promised graft-weary voters he would never steal a cent: Why would he need to, since he was already a millionaire?, he asked.Six ...
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 15, 7:08am -
  • Nine Former Officials Linked To Wiretapping Scandal
    An audit by the Comptroller General of the Republic linked nine former officials of the government of President Ricardo Martinelli to alleged irregularities in the purchase of spy equipment from the company MLM Protection for $13.4 million. ( ...
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 15, 7:06am -
  • The Investigation Into Former MEF Minister Frank De Lima
    The investigation against the former Minister of Economy and Finance Frank De Lima is complicated by the fragility of the testimony of Gladys Cedeño Urrutia, a former deputy minister of the MEF, who identified De Lima as the person who ordered co ..…
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 15, 9:03am -
  • Panama to tighten educational pre-requisites for professional migrants
    Panama will tighten qualification requirements for immigrants seeking permanent residency in the foreign professional category.A new law, standardizing and restricting recognition processes for educational qualifications, came into effect We ...
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 15, 8:41am -

  • 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

  • newThe Constitution of Panama, as of 2004
    I was somewhat curious about the Constitution of the Republic of Panama. I have heard so many people citing it that I decided to read it in English so that I could really understand the nuances. What kicked me today was this article in a Canadian New…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 May 15, 12:10pm -
  • My Rental Contract: Should I Seek Legal Advice?
    I asked my friend Jennifer Mossack to write a series of articles that explain some of the difference in the law in Panama. This is the first in a series by a lawyer licensed both in Panama and Massachusetts.  Many people who move to Panama and e…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 4:44pm -
  • Three places you might want to know in David
    Today I went shopping. I realized some people might not be aware of these locations and what they offer. First Casa Mayorista Zhog, the sign says chinese food but they are much more and not a restaurant. If you wonder where all the Mini Supers buy th…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:31pm -
  • Healthcare in Panama, an SOL reality check
    I have written about healthcare in Panama many times, the reason I am writing again is a series of posts on Chiriqui Chatter, SOL in Paradise, SOL Updated and SOL Discussion,  and a thread I started on Boquetening. Don Ray who writes Chiriqui Chatte…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 15, 9:56am -
  • Bravo to Bid4Boquete and the women who made it happen this year
    I want to toot a horn for some people who have gone out of their way to help the Boquete Community. The people who spend much of each year fund raising for Boquete’s giving organizations. The people who organize and supervise and invest hours in Bi…
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 15, 11:36am -
  • A kettle full of dogs and life goes on
    It has been an interesting few weeks on Jaramillo. Much of my life has been dog bound with a group of mostly hound dogs. I wrote in an earlier post about unfed dogs in the neighborhood. I can attest they have all gained weight as PriceMart has sold…
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 15, 2:19pm -
  • Lucero, Boquete Panama an upscale golf community in Boquete Panama
    I was invited to Lucero in Boquete Panama, by Christy Meyers, their director of Social Media publicity.  The progress in Lucero is impressive. There has been a lot of investment, beautiful roads, underground utilities, and a lot of development. For…
    - 16 days ago, 6 May 15, 11:09am -
  • One small step toward a cleaner Boquete Panama
    The long promised trash barrels for Boquete Panama are currently sitting outside the Alcalde’s office. These were filed with fruit concentrate and imported from Chile. Now free of the concentrate they will take on a new life helping make Boquete mo…
    - 18 days ago, 4 May 15, 12:21pm -

Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • Panama’s Mall Culture
    Perhaps again aping Dubai, although on a more modest scale, Panama just can’t seem to get enough malls. Driving from David to Panama City you see new shopping malls of all sizes springing up, and a mall starting construction today … Continue read…
    - 6 days ago, 17 May 15, 12:07am -
  • Taking Money or Making Money From Tourists
    This is a cool piece by Carrie Kahn  NPR [National Public Radio] featured about former gang members in the historic Casco Viejo section of Panama City who’ve gone from robbing tourists to serving them. Panama, like its Central American neighbors,…
    - 8 days ago, 15 May 15, 12:06am -
  • Sagrada Familia Barcelona
    Barcelona is one of my favorite European cities and on this European run of CARIBBEAN PRINCESS I get to return to Barcelona! The city has a wonderful ambiance, great food, wonderful parks, and fantastic architecture, much of the latter because … Co…
    - 10 days ago, 13 May 15, 12:05am -
    This is one of the best videos about the Panama Canal and its history and the Turnover of the Canal to Panama. It should be required viewing for anyone thinking of moving to Panama or planning a Panama Canal Cruise. … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago, 11 May 15, 12:04am -
  • Is Panama For You?
    Yes, it is paradise! But there is a lot you should be aware of if you are considering living in Panama.  It’s why I wrote the book  THE NEW ESCAPE TO PARADISE: OUR EXPERIENCE LIVING AND RETIRING IN PANAMA. Panama … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago, 9 May 15, 12:02am -
  • About Panama’s Pensionado Program
    The Big Joke: Panama’s Pensionado Program There are lots of “big jokes” when you adopt an expat lifestyle.  That life will be easier and less complicated – generally a big joke.  One of the biggest “big jokes” about Panama is … Contin…
    - 18 days ago, 5 May 15, 12:10am -
  • California Panama Food Costs Compared
    Just how much cheaper is life in Panama? Good question, and much of the information you will find on-line is OUTDATED or very generalized.  The folks who make a living offering seminars about offshore living and living internationally often hype ……
    - 20 days ago, 3 May 15, 12:05am -
  • “What do you get when you have 500 lawyers in a room?”
    There’s a stupid pirate joke I use on the ship when giving my “Beyond Johnny Depp: The History of Piracy” lecture: what do you have when you have 500 pirates in a room? The answer: a lawyer’s convention. Actually I … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • CoibaPanama 2014
    The second part of the trip was going to Panama. I spent a few days in Panama City then travelled to Coiba NP. To a small city called Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina is a really chilled out place far away from the big city life. In Coiba NP I went div…
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  • 5 nights in the Beautiful Bambuda Bocas
    Having left a very wet Lost Found in the early hours it was an enormous relief to hit the Caribbean coastline in the glorious sunshine where I have to catch 2 water taxis to my next residence Bambuda on Solarte Island near Bocas del Toro. I've hear…
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  • Boquete to Lost Found a hidden gem in the jungle
    Pancakes for breakfast with Oliver and Evelein from my coffee tour on Monday a great way to get started in the day. Evelyn and I are heading to the Lost and Found hostel a small remote hostel set in the jungle on the side of a mountain with simple
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  • Night hike of Volcan Baru
    I've managed to get 1 hr kip in preparation for this hike hardly enough after 5hrs of jungle hiking this afternoon before this rather epic challenge ahead. But alas the show must go on so Dan and I went for supper including a cheeky vino before bein…
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  • Panama and San Blas Islands
    I traveled to Panama City Panama recently for work and decided to to extend my time to tour the city as well as check out the San Blas Islands.Panama CityThings to doEsclusas de Miraflores Miraflores Locks visitors center A g
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  • Boquete coffee and waterfalls
    The most wonderful alarm clock wakes you up here a dawn chorus like no other. These birds are right outside the window a singing away in the trees it's something I won't forget ltbr stylecolor 000000 fontfamily UICTFontTextStyleBody fontsi
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  • Panama City to Boquete Ladies don't sweat they glow
    Another sleepless night in an airless room of 30degrees with a broken fan and a plastic mattress the joys of hostels Great if you are a jockey trying to drop every last lb before a race but not conducive for my sleep when I have strong preferences f…
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  • Panama City Colon
    I arrived last night in Panama after a long day of travelling and after settling in to my dorm I predictably went to the bar beneath the hostel with a number of male travellers where I soon discovered how cheap panama can be vodka tonics for 1
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newMore Hospital Regional Experience
    I thought I would pass on some more recent experience in Hospital Regional. I am assisting a family of an individual that was in Hospital Regional and died. The funeral home quotation has been provided and and I am enclosing the bill so you can see c…
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  • newExercise Plan
    My exercise plan is really just reminding myself to stand up every once in a while.
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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in David, Chiriqui June 2015
    Follwing is the ACS message on the U.S. Embassy Outreach: The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to inform U.S. citizens in Western Panama that we will be visiting David, Chiriqui on Wednesday, June 17, 2015…
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  • MStore in David is Open
    The new MStore opened on Tuesday. It is really nice to have a dedicated Apple store in David. This is an authorized retailer and servicer of Apple products. The store is in Plaza Terronal and a few doors to the right of the Samsung store. I stopped i…
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  • ARANJUEZ Hotel & Suites in David
    A new hotel has opened up in David. it is ARANJUEZ Hotel & Suites. On Monday I went to take a look at the rooms. I am impressed with the quality of this hotel. It’s website is very accurate and includes photos of all rooms as well as a google map…
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  • Younger
    It’s never too late to be what you want to be. Unless you want to be younger. Then you’re screwed.
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  • It is a Wonderful Day
    One year ago today, a wonderful woman said she would share the rest of my life as my partner, my sweetheart and my wife. It is interesting how life evolves. Little did I know when I moved from Boquete and started renting a room in David, May 2005, th…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 15, 9:27am -
  • Life
    I can’t decide if life is passing me by or trying to run me over.
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YouTube Panama Canal HelpViews:229782180ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
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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

  • Lombardi Aguilar Group partner to moderate a panel at AmCham Trade & Investment Forum
    Abril 8 Foro AMCHAM Trade and Investment ForumAttorney Alvaro Aguilar will be moderating a panel on anti-counterfeiting measures at the AmCham Trade & Investment ForumPRLog - April 5, 2015 - PANAMA CITY, Panama -- On Wednesday, April 8, L…
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  • Panama moves to boost power generation
    Efforts to meet rising demand for power in Panama took a key step forward in January, with news that state-owned Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica (ETESA) would be seeking bids to supply 700 MW of thermal energy.The tenders form part of a broader…
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  • Moving along: Continuing to expand the Panama transport and logistics network
     A geostrategic location and the presence of the Panama Canal make Panama a natural centre for transportation and logistics. In fact, the transportation, logistics and communication sector combined is easily the largest contributor to GDP, a fact…
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  • 15 Panama banks under inspections by the Superintendent
    The investigation on alleged corruption by former officials of the previous administration has resulted in doubts about the enforcement of Politically-Exposed Persons (PEP) KYC rules by local banks, since several of those officials were signatories…
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  • Baru Free Trade Zone offers tax savings in Western Panama
    BARU FREE TRADE ZONE (BFZ)Located in the Baru district, on the Pacific side of Chiriqui province, Baru Free Trade Zone was created by Law No. 19 of 2001 with the purpose of establishing a special tax and customs regime to promote tourism, a log…
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  • деоффшоризации
    Практические примеры наиболее эффективных корпоративных структур для оптимизации бизнеса и налогообложения для предпринимателей из…
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  • U.S. Chamber points out problems with FATCA website
    The Next Obamacare? FATCA Roll Out FloundersThursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:45am — Written by David KinkadeWebsite Woes Raise ConcernsThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is responsible for the law’s implementation and enforcement, has…
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  • The 'who's who' of European tax havens
    Will Germany, UK and Netherlands end up in the OECD "black list" of terrible "tax havens"?Forget about the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, or Fiji. If you want to avoid paying taxes and have no problem with dicey business practices, Europe has…
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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…
    - 29 Mar 14, 3:14pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 Mar 14, 4:35pm -
  • 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

Ollie over the bench
Ollie over the bench
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Balcones en el Casco Histórico de Panamá
Balcones en el Casco Histórico de Panamá
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tower bank Panamá
tower bank Panamá
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bba Panamá
bba Panamá
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The old and the new ...
The old and the new ...
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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…
    - 31 Dec 13, 9:17pm -
  • 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!…
    - 26 Oct 13, 10:21pm -
  • 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…
    - 16 Jun 13, 6:43pm -

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…
    - 31 Aug 13, 3:42pm -
  • 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…
    - 19 Jan 13, 2:31pm -
  • 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…
    - 17 Jun 12, 12:14pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 May 12, 12:42pm -
  • 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…
    - 29 Apr 12, 12:22pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 Apr 12, 4:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 27 Aug 11, 3:09pm -

Flickr - Panama Hat

Speaking without telling
Speaking without telling
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The Cello Player
The Cello Player
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give me a break
give me a break
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Panama Hat Dude
Panama Hat Dude
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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

The old and the new ...
The old and the new ...
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Des branches
Des branches
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Palacio Bolívar
Palacio Bolívar
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Palacio Bolívar
Palacio Bolívar
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Palacio Bolívar
Palacio Bolívar
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Palacio Bolívar
Palacio Bolívar
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Habla Ya Panama

  • Will it Rain During my Vacation in Bocas del Toro, Panama
    That's a question for the weather fairy, and yet I hear it over and over again. Sometimes in January, from students studying Spanish with us several months later. At times, these weather questions get very specific, like: "I am coming from April 22nd…
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  • 6 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself During Your Panama Vacation
    If you're traveling to Panama, these other two blog posts will help you learn more about the Panamanian culture: Top 10 Things to Know About Panamanian Culture and Integration – Learn the Spanish Language, then the Culture! While planning your vaca…
    - 15 days ago, 7 May 15, 4:26pm -
  • Detailed Boquete Map | Boquete Map for Tourists, Visitors & Residents
    Coming to Boquete and not sure how to get around? Check out this detailed Boquete Google Map that we created to help you find your bearings! You will find labels for: Popular tourist attractions Our recommended Boquete lodging options (no host famili…
    - 32 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 1:54pm -
  • Where to Have Dinner in Boquete? My Favorite Boquete Restaurants
    It’s quite amazing the number of restaurants in Boquete, and the variety! It’s really not a large town, but it’s become known in the Chiriqui region for it’s excellent restaurants. Not only do Boqueteños and tourists enjoy the selection, but…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 7:48am -
  • Walks to Parks in the Cangrejo and El Carmen Areas of Panama City
    For more things to do in Panama City check out this blog post... Although I enjoy the hustle-bustle of big cities, I always seem to scope out areas near parks to get my fill of nature and community. Thankfully our Panama City School is located within…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 3:54pm -
  • A Day at Red Frog Beach in Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama
    Many times, students at Habla Ya Spansh Schools have asked me what could be a nice activity to do during the weekend, and besides other options I always recommend a visit to Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos. The reason is simple - the beach is gorg…
    - 50 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 3:27pm -
  • Top 10 Things to Know About Panamanian Culture
    For even more about the Panamanian culture, check out this post by my friend Evelyne... Truly learning a foreign language is more than just head knowledge. Sure, there are grammar rules to follow and vocabulary to learn, but this is only the start to…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 10:07am -
  • Things to Do In and Around Panama City | PTY Travel Guide
    I myself never claimed to be a city girl when I first came to Panama almost six years ago. With it’s pristine beaches and jungles filled with howler monkeys and colorful frogs (read Bocas), the Panamanian interior was my Indiana Jones childhood dre…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 5:42pm -

Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • It's time to let go of all the crap from the anti-vaccination people.
    Breaking News: The Vaccine/Autism LinkEver since the now debunked 1998 study that linked childhood vaccines with the development of autism, medical professionals and scientists have been waging a long-term battle against the pop-culture belief that…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 6:30pm -
    I am a goverment certified translator. My work will bear a stamp that says it has been translated by a legally qualified…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 2:25pm -
  • airport in david?
    Status on airport in David?
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:16pm -
  • Thank you for your donation…
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  • Ajedrez en el Parque Central (Chess in Central Park)
    Ajedrez en las Escuelas is proud to sponsor "Ajedrez en el Parque Central" on June 7 at 1:00PM.  All 17 public schools in Boquete will be sending participants to play against Chessmaster Mike Petersen.  He will be playing up to 50 games at…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Lemon Bar Lady
    When we were here last year their was a European Lady walking around out side Romero’s selling lemon bars out of a basket. They sure were good. Anybody know about her and how we can get more?Thanks! Johnlemon bar aficionado
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • Valle Escondido Rental
    We have a stunning single family 2 BR/3bath home available for rent until January 1, 2016. House is fully equipped, magnificent views of VE golf course and Volcan. Baru. Email me for more info. Remazz2009@hotmail.comPhotos available. No smokers, no…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 15, 1:17pm -
  • Stained Glass workshop - fun for all!
    A small class of three of us tried our hand at making Stained Glass art at Black Rock Art Ranch last week. The process took five half-days where we worked at our own pace with instruction and help from instructor Chris McCall.  Chris’ workshop has…
    - 9 days ago, 13 May 15, 5:15pm -

Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newEstate, Real Estate Lawyer Recommendation in Boquete Area
    I'm in need of working with a reputable lawyer in the Boquete area for execution of a will that would involve the transfer of the property to myself.  I've found a couple names but would prefer some local knowledge as I'm currently not in Panama. …
    - 28 mins ago, 22 May 15, 6:11pm -
  • newAnne Bradley please return to sugar and spice
    Anne Bradley you forgot your credit card at sugar and spice
    - 3 hours ago, 22 May 15, 4:02pm -
  • newYet another US gringo expat population is becoming destabilized, scientists report.
    Oops. misprint.Actually read "Antarctic ice mass".Sorry,wryawry
    - 10 hours ago, 22 May 15, 8:49am -
  • newBookMark News
    !!!!!!!!!!!Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!Did it catch your eye (jaded)?Anyways, here's the news., I'm counting on your folks to help out.Seriously, it's like having been to a 100 parties and…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 May 15, 12:11am -
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach in David, Chiriqui June 2015
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  • Calling All Hikers -- Friday's Hike
    Friday, May 22nd, we'll leave at 8:00 AM from across from BCP and hike the extended Jaramillo Centro loop. This is a 3 hour hike on paved and gravel roads to the Wilson Bridge and back along part of the River Walk - about 8 miles. This is a level 8 f…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 9:28am -
  • How to replace lost Pensionado card
    I llost mine awhile back. Luckily I had made a copy and had it laminated. I don't know when/if it will become an issue, but I would like to get a replacement. Would very much appreciate specifics on how to get a replacement.
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  • Looking for waiters and bartenders
    I am looking for bilingual wait staff who thrives in providing excellent customer service.Attitude more than experience is what I am looking for, someone who is drive and that will provide our guests the extra something needed to make their experi…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 15, 6:28pm -

Flickr - Panama Canal

Panama Canal New Pacific Access Channel
Panama Canal New Pacific Access Channel
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Gatun - Panama
Gatun - Panama
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Velero en Canal de Panama
Velero en Canal de Panama
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#flags #bandiere #canale #canalcanale#panama
#flags #bandiere #canale #canalcanale#panama
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Panama #panama #canale #canal #nave #ship #prua
Panama #panama #canale #canal #nave #ship #prua
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Panama #panamapanama #canal #canale #navi #ship #cruise #chiuse #sky #cielo #travel #engineering
Panama #panamapanama #canal #canale #navi #ship #cruise #chiuse #sky #cielo #travel #engineering
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  • 6 Unique Products Available in Coronado
    1 - THE PRODUCTS: Nido Bag & shorts feature colorful molas, hand sewn by women from the Guna Yala Commarca. The intricate molas are transformed into wearable works of art by a group of Panamanian seamstresses.THE SHOP: NIDO Indie Shop in Coronado.…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 15, 9:44am -
  • Find Special Offers in the May edition of La Playa
    There is still time to take advantage of some special offerings in the May edition of La Playa Community News. In case you missed them, we’ve created a simple list below for your convenience. However, you must bring in a physical copy of the ad fo…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:25am -
  • International Recycling Day (May 17) Beach Cleanup
    Sunday May 17 is International Recycling Day, the best way to celebrate is by cleaning up our beaches!Join  Surfea Panama, Malibusurf shop, Cholos Comida Mexicana & friends in cleaning up San Carlos beach. The meeting point will be the Mata-Ahoga…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 15, 11:08am -
  • Taste of the Caribbean - Bocas del Toro
    QUOTE:  “I love Caribbean food.  It’s a great melting pot of so many cultures.”  --Bob GreeneBocas del Toro to me doesn’t exactly feel like Panama, but more like being on a Caribbean island in a different country.  It’s a “vacation f…
    - 9 days ago, 13 May 15, 3:13pm -
  • Sinaproc Issues Second "Swell" Warning
    It looks like the Pacific coast of Panama will once again receive some heavy storm generated swell. Last night Sinaproc issued a new "swell" warming lasting from May 12 at 5:00 a.m. Until May 15 4:00 p.m. (See below for report). Be cautious at the b…
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  • The Mangoes have Arrived!
    Mango season has kicked into high gear. Through the months of May and June trees and the beds of fruit trucks will be abundant with mangoes. A wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors are the result of years of cultivation. Each has a unique taste,…
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  • Flooding on the Pacific Coast
    Flooding has affected several beach communities along the Pacific Coast of Panama. Damage was reported at the Decameron resort, Buenaventura, and the Bijao development. Restaurants in Farallon were also severely affected by the flooding. Accordi…
    - 18 days ago, 4 May 15, 1:27pm -
  • Sinaproc Issues Warning due to Strong Waves
    The Civil defense agency Sinaproc patrolled the pacific beaches of Panama this early morning after declaring a 72 hour "Preventative Alert due to strong waves". We spoke with a Sinaproc officer in Playa Gorgona (near the fishing village) as she urge…
    - 19 days ago, 3 May 15, 9:28pm -

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…
    - 29 Oct 10, 8:17pm -
  • 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…
    - 20 Jan 10, 10:24am -

Flickr - Orchids of Panama

Dichaea pendula
Dichaea pendula
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Dichaea pendula
Dichaea pendula
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Dichaea pendula
Dichaea pendula
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Dichaea pendula
Dichaea pendula
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Oncidium sp
Oncidium sp
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Oncidium sp
Oncidium sp
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Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • My Top Ten List of the Most Beautiful Watches
    The post My Top Ten List of the Most Beautiful Watches appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
    - 86 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 4:06pm -
  • List of “Made in Germany” Watch Brands
    Here’s a list of some 109+ German brands. Feel free to send me a note if I missed any. I’m only interested in brands that are “Made In Germany”, not German-based companies that make their watches in Switzerland or Asia. A. Lange & Söhne A.…
    - 20 Jan 15, 7:24am -
  • 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…
    - 9 Oct 14, 2:10pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 Oct 14, 12:28pm -
  • 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.
    - 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 Duford.
    - 18 Oct 12, 8:57am -

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

  • The Parting
    That day, as we walked home from the picnic with the Seventh Day Adventist community, Pug become talkative, wanting to open up a conversation with me that she had apparently been rehearsing with herself for a while. “Juni,” she said … Continue…
    - 9 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:42am -
  • The Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Panama
    My encounter with the Seventh-Day Adventist community in Bocas Town sparked my curiosity as to the origins of this tightly knit group which, at the time, was mainly composed of descendants of West Indian people. As such, I’ve borrowed from … Con…
    - 22 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:24am -
  • A Picnic With the Adventists of Bocas
    Upon reaching home that day after the interview with the Lady Governor I excitedly reported on the meeting to my sister Aminta and to Pug. It was in that moment that I started to really feel fierce hunger pangs as … Continue reading →The post A…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:29am -
  • On My Way to Becoming a Teacher
    It had been a day to remember for me and one of the happiest days of my life. Just to be in the presence of that Lady Governor listening to all that she had to tell me, had awed me. … Continue reading →The post On My Way to Becoming a Teacher a…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 3:47am -
  • The Lady Governor
    Bocas, being the way it was sizing up to be, found me, for the next week or so staying busy like the trails of ants I often saw just moving the leftover refuse from that churchyard to the beach.  I … Continue reading →The post The Lady Governo…
    - 43 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 5:50am -
  • Domestic Problems- Anger
    While burning the trash from the churchyard job, a strong sea breeze kicked up to cool me off. As I worked I started to think about the Reverend Lady I had just met and I decided to do a good … Continue reading →The post Domestic Problems- Ange…
    - 56 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 5:01am -
  • The Churchyard
    Within the next few days I was climbing the stairs to speak to the Reverend Lady I was seeking. After being ushered into her parlor she said that she would be glad to pay me three dollars, “If only you … Continue reading →The post The Churchy…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 4:08am -
  • The Dream of Teaching in Bocas del Toro
    Since gossip traveled faster in Bocas then than the internet news travels today, I was eager to know what my landlord had to say to me. When I got there the man met me on his balcony before I could … Continue reading →The post The Dream of Teac…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 4:46am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

Maria Jose
Maria Jose
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Aero Past
Aero Past
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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newFirst Lights In Panama City, Panama
    Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
    - 15 hours ago, 22 May 15, 4:01am -
  • Shopping in Panama’s Chinatown
    Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 15, 4:04am -
  • Nature’s Yellow Explosion
    No doubt about it, yellow is beautiful!  Good Day!
    - 3 days ago, 20 May 15, 4:04am -
  • Frugal Breakfast

    - 4 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:05am -
  • Wet Plants
    After a long brutal dry season that led to irritated skins and low moral, we finally received the first tropical heavy rainfall.  It rained cats and dogs for about two hours yesterday afternoon. After the rain stopped, I went outside to take a few s…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:08am -
  • My Old Chinese Apple-Cloned Cellphone Kicked The Bucket
    I clung unto my Chinese Apple-cloned cellphone for an impressively long time before it finally kicked the bucket last week.  A replacement had to be made and the sooner the better.  I’m not a fanatic of cellphones, nor do I want to have the lates…
    - 5 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:05am -
  • Pizza and Iced Tea
    Normally we like to cook and eat our own food.  In other words, we seldom go out to eat, except on very rare occasions.  We worry about consuming food prepared with unhealthy ingredients.  Transgenic food is one of them.  Too many horror stories…
    - 6 days ago, 17 May 15, 4:06am -
  • Ontogenesis

    - 7 days ago, 16 May 15, 4:01am -

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