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  • Gang Hits Panama City Restaurants
    A group of criminals with extensive rap sheets held up at least 11 Panama City restaurants this month. Police say that the armed Panamanian gang’s modus of operandi is to arrive in rented cars and make off with the restaurant’s cash register…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:48am -
  • State of Emergency Declared in Chiriqui
    Heavy rains caused the Chiriqui Viejo River to overflow on Sunday, wreaking havoc on the neighboring communities of Cerro Punta. According to the National Civil Protection System, there are nine fatalities, five missing, 93 people affected, ro…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:12am -
  • Panama Crime Series, Part 98
    Peruvian tourists assaulted - A Peruvian couple was assaulted in a chauffered car on Justo Arosemena Avenue late Tuesday night. They were coming from the airport when a taxi crashed into their car. Minutes later, another car arrived on the scene, a…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:41am -
  • New Prison Empty and Flooded
    La Gran Joya, Panama’s new and yet unoccupied penitentiary suffered severe flooding on Friday. According to a statement released by the Ministry of the Interior, Sector B cells, entrances, custodian areas, security offices and green areas were a…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:46am -
  • Panama Credit Card Debt: Over $1 Billion
    Credit card debt in the Panamanian banking system was $1,276,207,000 as of May of this year. According to a Superintendency of Banks of Panama report, debt has increased by $45 million since the December 2013, or $8 million a month, if the math is…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 1:17pm -
  • Fines Increase for Mosquito Breeding
    The Ministry of Health has intensified its quest to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in Panama. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos transmit the Dengue and Chikungunya virus, respectively, and have put Panama on a state of alert. In the h…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 12:47pm -
  • Panama Job Quitting Statistics
    According to Ministry of Work and Labor Development statistics, 49,206 people quit their jobs in Panama City during the first six months of this year. Of these, 26,529 were men and 22,677 women. If the math is correct, that is 272 job quitters a d…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 3:43pm -
  • Panama-bound Flight Turns Back After Passenger Outburst
    A flight from Toronto to Panama was diverted on Friday after a passenger allegedly made threats against the aircraft. Ali Shahi, a Canadian citizen and age 25, reportedly became agitated 45 minutes into the Sunwing Airlines flight after he learned…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:14am -

The Visitor

  • newRotary Club of Playa Coronado raises $9000 for wheelchairs
    The Rotary Club of Playa Coronado raised $9000 at the first Fundraising event in support of their Wheelchair Panama project. On July 30, fifty people attended a Wine Dinner at LaTeca Restaurant in Coronado where a unique, four-course menu was served…
    - 14 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:26pm -
  • newLa Taberna del Canal
    Now serving early-bird breakfast La Taberna, located in the City of Knowledge, has long been a favorite spot of diners wishing to enjoy one of the best views in town of the ships passing through the Canal. From the comfort of their ample terrace, co…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:37am -
  • newRace in El Valle climaxes Golden Frog Festival
    This year’s Golden Frog Festival culminates on Sunday, August 24 with La Dorada, a hike and trail race that will take participants through the crater ridge of El Valle along seldom-visited, highland jungle paths. There are 5K and 15K distances, th…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:18am -
  • newExercise and views on the Coastal Strip
    Exercise is essential to maintaining good health and it is more fun when you do it with family and friends. For those who like cycling and great views there is a new place to go, because every Sunday between 7:00 a.m. to midday, a special lane for bi…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:57am -
  • newA string concert in Boquete
    By Milagros Sánchez Pinzón On Saturday, August 23 at 4 p.m. the Boquete Library will host four guest musicians invited to perform by Panama’s “Fundación Sinfonía Concertante,” the non-profit organization founded in 2008 best known for orch…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:22am -
  • newUva will rock El Sótano
    On the heels of their latest studio album, “No va a ser así para siempre” (It won’t be like this forever), the indie rock band Uva will bring their live show to the popular hangout, El Sótano, this Friday, August 22. They will perform with o…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:40am -
  • newPanama teams seek IFAF world titles
    by Coach Bob Gugel On September 7, the Panamanian men’s and women’s flag football national teams will fly to Grosseto, Italy, for the International Federation of American Football’s Flag Football World Championship. Th…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:44pm -


  • Chanel Supermarket
    Hace unas semanas pasé a conocer la nueva tienda Nina Concept Store en Obarrio. Amerita una larga y tendida estadía por lo cual me fui con un par de cómodas zapatillas Chanel de su colección Otoño Invierno 2014 –la famosa colección del superm…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:38pm -
  • What I Want: 07.16.2014
    Desde arriba hacia abajo: lentes de sol Wonderland modelo “Stateline”; sweater Coach de la colección Otoño 2014; perfume Chanel “Jersey” de la colección Les Extraits; shorts Tibi; esmalte de uña Chanel color “Eastern Light” de su cole…
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 11:36am -
  • Midnight Sky
    Vestido: Diesel SS14, disponible en Multiplaza Mall y Albrook Mall Zapatos: Giuseppe Zanotti Cartera: Coach Joyería: COS Fotos por Mariví González – Dress: Diesel SS14, available at Multiplaza Mall and Albrook Mall Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti Bag: C…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:29am -
  • Ying & Yang
    Top: Motel Rocks Bermudas: Bershka Zapatos: Elizabeth & James Collar: Zara Bolso: Diesel de la colección Primavera-Verano 2014, de venta ya en las tiendas de Multiplaza y Albrook Mall! Fotos por Mariví González – Top: Motel Rocks Culottes: Bersh…
    - 62 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 10:38am -
  • London Memories

    - 70 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 7:50pm -
  • What I Want: 06.11.2014
    Desde la esquina superior izquierda y en sentido a las agujas del reloj: Vestido de baño Alexander Wang, collar COS, overall Topshop, sandalias Birkenstock, bolso Michael Kors. – Clockwise from top left: Alexander Wang bikini, COS necklace, Topsho…
    - 72 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 7:12pm -
  • More Favorites From Resort 2015
    Honor 10 Crosby Derek Lam 10 Crosby Derek Lam Michael Kors Michael Kors Michael Kors Monique Lhuillier Monique Lhuillier Stella McCartney Stella McCartney Tibi Tibi Tibi Jason Wu Jason Wu Oscar de la Renta Oscar de la Renta Suno Suno Suno Via Style.c…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 2:35pm -
  • The Time Is Right
    Continuando mi obsesión con Escandinavia, he estado buscando relojes minimalistas para complementar mis looks sin recargarlos o sobre-accesorizarlos. Hace poco me topé con la marca Skagen, de Dinamarca, y fue amor a primera vista. El modelo Klassik…
    - 77 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 12:32pm -

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…
    - 10 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…
    - 73 days ago, 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

  • 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 25 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 60 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…
    - 81 days ago, 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…
    - 88 days ago, 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 -
  • Panama getting job done with Subways
    The first section of Panama's subway line opened just 2 weeks ago, but plans are already well underway for a second line. The initial project, which cost about $2 billion, is a 13.7 kilometer line, the first of its kind in Central America.The propo…
    - 21 Apr 14, 6:28am -
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  • new1996 Chevy Blazer (Bocas)
    Fully equipped for traveling. Luggage carrier, custom matress, spare tire, jack, tools, new LG stereo, new tires, new distributor, new fuel, oil and air filters, new O2sensor. Needs a little work but over all a great vehicle. Mexican plates and owne…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:22pm -
    A Female Levanda Albino and Two Pied Ball python Morphs available and ready for any python loving and caring home.If interested kindly call or text us at show contact info thanks an waiting.
    - 9 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:56pm -
  • Life Coach (Panama City)
    My name is Michael R. Gallagher and I am offering my services to you as an individual. My services are aimed at self-development, this includes supporting you to develop self-awareness of your habits and identify and achieve your personal goals. I…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 8:08am -
  • Solo Artist Musician Seeks Permanent Gigs (Boquete')
    I have over 50 years experience and over 400 cover songs. I play acoustic guitar and sing with the use of a harmony pedal so it sounds like 3 people. I do all Genre's. I have all my own equipment. Looking for a permanent position in a a hotel, coffee…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 5:45pm -
  • Pied ball pythons,Male and Female
    Pied ball pythons,Male and Female available and ready to go to any python loving and caring home.They male weighs 750 grams and the female weighs 850 grams.If interested and willing to own one of my pythons contact us for more photos and information.…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 10:37pm -
  • Projects wanted (Bocas de toro)
    We are here to help rebuild and repair homes , docks, fishing community projects , volunteers looking to help. Please be honest about your needs ,reply to this post with photos of your project and tell us about it . We help low-income fishing commu…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 10:00pm -
  • Emergency Furniture Unexpected Baby (Bella Vista)
    God works in mysterious ways. Overnight I have a beautiful 8 month old baby Girl - Family emergency and unusual circumstances - This unexpected delight is now my responsibility but I have a small problem I need help with -- I have the budget for…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 9:38am -

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  • (Panama) is a new free service for those wishing to relocate to Boquete,Panama. FREE for all to use. Need a Boquete map...... Need a apt or house info Need a local dentist/doctor referal…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:04am -
  • newTired of Boca del Toro in general (Boca del Toro)
    Tired of the frequent electricity outages? Tired of the water shortages? Fed up with the dailey political protests on the main highway? Burning tires, trees and blocking travel! Move, retire or escape to the province of Chiriqui. We offer a free, no…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:26am -
  • newReal Estate Management by Panamerica Realty Group (Panama)
    We are a professional Property Management firm with 30 years track record in USA and Panama. Providing quality management services in Panama since 2006. Panamerica Realty Group handles residential properties in the city and beach areas. Please conta…
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  • newMassage service by Yolanda, in panama city (panama city) (Panama city)
    professional massage cervice by an expert masseuse, exellent cuallity Swedish massage combined with Shiatsu foot massage flesible shedule from 8 am, 11.30 pm, * in and ot call , Bi lingual , ( comtact, 6739 7177 . 6556 5401 , . $50 per 60 minutes ses…
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  • newAuthorized Translator/Traductor Autorizado
    Commercial, literary, financial, legal, technical and academic. Comercial, literaria, financiera, jurídica, técnica y académica. For more information please contact me. Para mayor información por favor contactarme.
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:31pm -
  • newAudio/Video Electronics (Panama)
    West Coast marine is a professional team of custom installers, technicians & programmers that can handle all of your Audio/Video Electronics and Control System needs. Anything from a simple service call to get your Satellite TV playing again... and…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:45pm -
  • Nativc Americans Teaching English Online (Anywhere)
    Dick & Pam Haines as representatives of the World English Institute invite you to improve your English ONLINE for FREE. Register and take the introductory test, @ then we will contact you online.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 12:26pm -

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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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Panama - Always (Classixx Remix)
Panama - Always (Classixx Remix)This track is on Majestic Casual - Chapter 2 (40 Tracks) *OUT NOW* » Download via iTunes: » Download via Google Play: http://sma...From:Majestic CasualViews:95077410…
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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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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:2995072719ratings…
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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:1053217966ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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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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    Ubicado en la vía Ave. Ricardo J. Alfaro (Tumba Muerto) con acceso a diversos centros comerciales y principales vías de la ciudad. Edificio nuevo y moderno.
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  • newSe alquila Apartamento full amoblado Seawaves
    Alquiler 2 rec, cuarto y baño de servicio, 2.5 baños, balcón, sala comedor, full amoblado.LLAMAR AL: 62592979SIN INTERMEDIARIOS
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    ID 827 Commercial ground floor of 225 square meters, 65 meters 175 floor mezzanine, 1 bathroom, opposite the metro
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  • newGanga!!Amplia casa en alquiler, 3 habitaciones,
    Casa bonita y amplia3 habitaciones en brisas del golf.Aproveche y venga a verlaPara citas llamar a 6673-8630
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    Es un edifico lleno de lujo y tranquilidad, con 29 pisos que nos brindarán una espectacular vista a el Parque Metropolitano, vista al Mar y la ciudad de Panamá. Ubicado en la vía Ave. Ricardo J. Alfaro (Tumba Muerto) con acceso a diversos centro…
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  • newMove in to your luxury home in Altos del Country
    Beautiful house on two levels, property has a living room, sliding door that takes you to a beautiful terrace and garden with privacy. Kitchen with center island, laundry room and bathroom, On the upper level, family room, 3 bedrooms each with ba…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:43am -
  • newSe alquila Apt. Costa del Este a solo $1600
    Cuenta con 3 recamaras, 2 baños, lavadora, secadora, aires condicionados, área social con 2 piscina, seguridad, un renta a $1600......Excelente Ubicación!!
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  • newBeautiful Apartment in PH Miraluz
    153mts2 ( 2 bedrooms with the option for a third bedroom, den, 3 bathrooms, closed balcony, kitchen, laundry area, 2 parking’s) Social Area with swimming pool and gym.Maintenance $218.00Paitilla is one of Panama City´s most exclusive and ce…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:42am -

Panama Guide

  • National Assmebly Has Concerns Over Comptroller's Performance
    The National Assembly Deputy Ana Matilde Gomez is concerned about the "limited and law-abiding" appearance of the Comptroller Gioconda Torres de Bianchini, according to statements made on the Telemetro morning news. (more)You've just hit a " ...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:42pm -
  • Police And Restaurant Owners Talking After Wave of Robberies
    Meetings between restaurant owners and the National Police (PN) will continue this afternoon, following a wave of thefts that have happened in recent months, according to police commissioner Javier Castillo. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall ...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:29pm -
  • Homeland Security Meets With President Varela
    The president, Juan Carlos Varela, met with a delegation from the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see ...
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:17pm -
  • Environmental Police Seize Shipment Of Illegal Cocobolo Lumber
    Units of the National Police stopped an attempt to traffic illegal Cocobolo lumber from the port of Coquira, in the district of Chepo. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can ...
    - 5 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 12:20pm -
  • Tow Trucks - On The Hunt For Illegally Parked Vehicles
    The fine for leaving your car illegally parked have increased in recent years, and with this cars that are towed are taken to "corrals" distributed throughout the city. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have lo ...
    - 5 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 12:11pm -
  • Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Employees in Panama...
    Panama's economy, which grew 8.4% in 2013, spurred the generation of 50,000 new jobs, but the country does not have the skilled labor necessary to meet the demand. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged ...
    - 6 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 1:05pm -
  • CD Call Center Scandal: Charges Filed, Arrests Ordered
    Panama's Second Anti Corruption Prosecutor, Lizeth Chevalier, today announced that she has formally charged and ordered the arrest of those responsible for the call center operated by the Democratic Change political party. (more)You've just ...
    - 8 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:18pm -
  • Geezers Close Transistmica - Demanding More Money
    For the fourth consecutive day retirees have protested by closing roads as leverage, to demand that the national government increase their pensions by $50 per month. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have l ...
    - 8 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 12:53pm -

  • 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

  • newGetting an Electrocardiogram in Boquete
    Sometimes I share personal things on this blog that others would not share,  my purpose is educating people not exposing the errors of my youth. Today I needed an Electrocardiogram (EKG).  Faced with the prospect of going to David I decided to see…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:17pm -
  • The Flooding in Cerro Punta
    Are we doomed to repeat flooding and death on a regular basis? It is reported that the floods just over the mountain from Boquete, in Cerro Punta have taken eleven lives. They have also taken three bridges and roads, the bridges and roads can be repl…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:41am -
  • Touching fantasy with reality
    I have been a resident of Boquete Panama for eight years.  Shortly after arriving I wrote a series of posts on request. I called them Panamania. They are about the expat experience, the why, the how and my personal adventure moving from Tucson, Ariz…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 1:02pm -
  • Todays Tuesday Talk by Mike Petersen
    I was surprised at the low turnout for todays Tuesday talk. The topic, Understanding our universe from the very large to the very small, was enticing. The presentation was stimulating and the people who were in attendance learned something. I learned…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 7:12pm -
  • Tuesday Talk: The Entertaining Internet
    If you were at the BCP Tuesday for the presentation you will find the video on Calibre and several links we discussed in the presentation. Hopefully this will help those of you who wondered what I was going to discuss but could not attend. Here are t…
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  • The Flood of immigrants from Central America north
    I have not missed all the rhetoric about all those “illegal” children entering the United States. It made me think about all the immigrants who came before,  before quotas and limits on immigration. The public school I attended in New York City…
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  • Washington and Panama City please take note
    The prohibition of Marijuana in the US on a Federal level has been ongoing since 1937. “The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively made possession or transfer of cannabis illegal throughout the United States under federal law, excluding medical and…
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  • Living life as a retirement goal
    I am sitting on my terrazza in a reflective moment, coffee in hand and the puppy tranquil for at least five minutes, I hope. My morning included a 4 AM puppy walk and reading too  much of the tragedies in the world today. As I reflect of the horrors…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • newPlastic
    Whether it’s plastic bags at the super market, tons of unnecessary packing materials accompanying anything you buy on-line, Styrofoam cups or the waste of foam building materials, plastic bottles … you name it, it’s all accumulating and swirlin…
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  • The Panama Canal Still Returns Benefit to The US
    Yes, the US returned the Canal Zone and the Panama Canal to the people of Panama.  And the US is till the number one customer of the Panama Canal  And, yes, according to the terms of the second Torijjos-Carter Treaty, … Continue reading →
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  • Back Home: A Changing America
    Having just been “back home” in the US, I can report that it’s still the same.  But I do wonder what kind of country I will be leaving my grandkids. It’s easy to hear expats in Panama complain about life … Continue reading →
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  • A Different View of Panama
    If you are thinking of “escaping” to Panama, not just because it’s such a beautiful country with what may be a better, and perhaps even less expensive lifestyle, but because you are trying to escape the long arm of the … Continue reading →
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  • Happy 100th Canal de Panama!
    We live in a throw-away society. How long does your toaster work? How long do you keep any electronic device? Use it … works a while then quits, and you throw it away. Yet here is this engineering marvel that … Continue reading →
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  • A snake in my blanket! No s*#*!!
    Well, that was a first! Yes we have snakes in Panama, about 127 species only 20 or so of which are poisonous, however a few of those are amongst the most deadly.  So we live with snakes.  Once in a … Continue reading →
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  • Your Letters & Comments

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  • This is just too good not to share …
    I came across this piece on CNN by Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, who teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont who has just published a biography of Jesus entitled, JESUS; THE HUMAN FACE OF GOD. I thought it was … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

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  • Panamaaaaax
    Nous navons pas post darticles depuis plusieurs jours alors voici un resum de notre petite semaine de folie au... PANAMA Nous avons parcouru 3 sites larchipel de Bocas del Toro sur la cte Atlantique Panama City et les Iles San Blas. Bocas del Toro e…
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  • Seawater Swimming Swimming pool Equipment The "Ecofriendly" Option To ChlorineBased Pool Systems
    For a number of years now there has actually been a recurring difference of opinion where salt water swimming pool devices are worried and how they compare with chlorinebased swimming pool systems. If truth were told both systems have advantages and…
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  • Helen eats the world part 2 Central America
    I had planned on doing a food blog for each country we visited but after Mexico I found it hard to get excited about the food of the rest of the countries in Central America. Now that we have reached Peru my senses have been reawakened and I have bee…
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  • Panamania
    Getting into Panama As we are flying out of Panama City the day after the Easter weekend we thought it would be safer to head straight there rather than risk getting stuck somewhere with no buses running. We were right to do so. With only a one day s…
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  • And to Panama
    Today I start my next adventure. Cuba bound Via Panama. I choose to fly to Havana with Copa Air. I could have gone a bit cheaper going with AreomexicoCubana however I wanted to avoid using Cubana. Yes they have a terrible safety record but I actually…
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  • Two hemispheres two continents two seasons and four countries in one day
    9 May 2014. What a way to wrap up a hectic schedule. This day started at 1247 am. It was supposed to start at 1230 am but the front desk forgot to give us a wake up call and my standby travel alarm also failed us. Only Linda's internal clock woke us…
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newBurning The Candle At Both Ends
    Sometimes I just don’t know when to shut down. Last night was a good example. I didn’t go to bed before 3 :30 AM. It would not be a big deal if I were staying up for something worthwhile, but … Continue reading →
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  • newAfter and Smiles
    Laughter is a smile with the volume turned up.
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  • Love or Investment
    When you give and don’t expect anything back that’s love. But if you give and expect a return it’s an investment.
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  • Quiet Time
    If you need time alone, try cleaning the house.
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  • Las Nubes – The clouds – A Panama Emergency
    I pulled the following photos from Jorge Cedeño’s Facebook page. Recent rains have played real havoc in the area of Las Nubes. There have been houses lost, lives lost, and other lives turned upside down. There are many in this … Continue reading…
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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test
    Here is the latest ACS message. U.S. Department of State Invites you to take action… Your career starts by visiting our website at where you can explore who we are, what we’re about, and more. It’s also where you … Conti…
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  • Fruit & Nuts
    God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
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  • Life
    It is not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
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YouTube Panama Canal

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:405371611ratings…
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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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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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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:1053217966ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic
Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit From the Pacific Ocean to the AtlanticHere's a cool GoPro time lapse of our boat going through all 6 lock chambers of the Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks x2, Pedro Miguel Lock and Gatun Locks x3) ...…
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Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBC
Experience Panama - Seven Wonders Of The World - Episode 5: The Panama Canal, by BBCThis episode presents the French and American efforts to build a canal through Panama to link the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The first attempt to…
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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

  • 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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  • 2013 Investment Climate Statement - Panama
    2013 Investment Climate StatementBUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRSFebruary 2013ReportOpenness to Foreign InvestmentPanama actively encourages foreign investment, and with few exceptions, the Government of Panama (GOP) makes no distin…
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  • Tax Havens: Myths vs. Facts
    The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation has produced videos showing the economic and moral benefits of so-called tax havens. This final video in the three-part series addresses some of the most common myths put forth by politicians from hi…
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  • Panama’s agriculture sector modernises and looks abroad
    Thanks to infrastructure modernisation projects and the ratification of numerous trade deals in recent years, the agriculture sector in Panama is poised for growth. Free trade agreements (FTAs) with the US and several Central and South American cou…
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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

Biomuseo de Panamá
Biomuseo de Panamá
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Casco Viejo, Panamá
Casco Viejo, Panamá
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© hampaw _MG_3528-247
© hampaw _MG_3528-247
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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

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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un nuevo dia
un nuevo dia
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That serious look
That serious look
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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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coffe unido
coffe unido
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Habla Ya Panama

  • 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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  • Our 4 Favorite Mid-Range Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Boquete, Panama
    In Boquete we're lucky to have so many excellent mid-range hotel options. If you are looking for a comfortable stay, in natural settings, with staff who will go above and beyond to make your trip a truly memorable one, look no further than these four…
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  • Interview with Don Tito from La Milagrosa Coffee Farm in Boquete
    Out of all of the coffee farmers in Boquete, Sr. “Don Tito” Hector Vargas' is my absolute favorite. Tito is a native Chiricano farmer, which means he has all the charm in the world mixed with just the right amount of pride. Considering the succes…
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  • CONGRATS: 27 Participants got their World Cup Semifinal Predictions RIGHT!
    It has been a couple of very exciting weeks for those who participated in our contest to win a 2-week Spanish immersion vacation in Panama (we're giving away 2 weeks of lodging in Panama, tours, Spanish lessons + $250 in cash). Even though there were…
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  • Fun Nightly Activities in Boquete | Nightlife in Boquete, Panama
    Ok, I’ll be completely honest. Boquete's nightlife will lose if compared to what goes down in Bocas del Toro... by far (just check out these videos about nightlife in Bocas del Toro)... BUT that doesn’t mean that we’re completely boring in Boqu…
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  • Get 1 Week of FREE Spanish Lessons in Panama with Habla Ya
    Get 1 week of FREE Spanish lessons when you book a 3+ week Spanish course (3 weeks or more) that STARTS either in September, October, November OR the first two weeks of December! You could be SAVING $175 at the very least (and probably more) so conta…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 7:31am -

Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newWANTED: Immediate short or long term casita desired by responsible couple
    WANTED: Immediate short or long term casita desired by responsible couple relocating to Boquete from the USA. Clean, comfortable, safe abode with plenty of natural light, please. Please contact:  Will be in town to visit…
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  • newThe holidays are almost upon us
    Hello,The holidays will be upon us in no time. Now is the time to book your favorite sitter or if you don't have one , start interviewing. Things are starting to rev up and a lot of the more popular sitters are getting booked up and or scrambling to…
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    Former 5 year residents of Boquete returning for a 3 month vacation.We are looking for a house sitting situation, FREE, in exchange for use of your vehicle.  Would only use vehiclefor use in and around town. Available January 7th to March 27t…
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  • FBI report
    Does anyone know how long a FBI report is good for.                                  Thank you
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  • Nice shopping at the Costa Rican Border.
    Today we went to the Costa Rican Border to shop for a dress for our daughter. There were many items priced lower than David at the City and Jerusalem Mall and other stores.  A 32 inch flat screen tv was $249, refrigerators, microwaves, clothes a…
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  • 5 Amazing properties for sale here in Boquete.
    For more information, please visit the website links below, contact us at 011 (507) 6611-6049 or 011 (507) 720-1331 or you can email me at jazmin@casasolution.comWonderful Home with 1.7 plus Acres…
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  • Great Properties for Sale in Boquete
    Please take a look to these great opportunities.  Call if you would like more information 6480 -5456 / 720-1331 or email me at   Happy to assist you.Spacious Valle Escondido Villa Overlooking Golf Course…
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  • Moving to Boquete... :)
    Anyone wanna chime in & SHARE what they have learned about MOVING here from the states? Help... :)
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newToday, 22 August 2015 a Flood Victims fund raiser at Black and White in Boquete
    Black and White Tapa restaurant is hosting a fund raiser from 5pm - 8pm tonight to raise money for victims of the Cerro Punta flooding. Roger Guerra and other musicians will be playing. This is in collaboration with Varela Hermanos so there will be…
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  • newRiba Smith is On The Way!!
    We were in the brand new and wonderful Riba Smith market in Chitre recently.   I spoke with the manager who assures me that Santiago is their next store, and after that David.   They already have the property's the site of the equip…
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    just to let you know Our store was a victim again of the. Sprayed some cameras. You know why at this time i hasnt be able to contact the police... they just dont anwer the call... they dont even answer to the 104 emergency police number. Sorry feel b…
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  • newHematologist Dr. L Harris
    Yes, I did the usual searches and nada.I've been directed to Dra. Luis Harris who works out of Mae Lewis 3 days a week.Has anyone here had any experience with him?Thank you
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  • newWANTED: Immediate short or long term casita desired by responsible couple
    WANTED: Immediate short or long term casita desired by responsible couple relocating to Boquete from the USA. Clean, comfortable, safe abode with plenty of natural light, please.Contact: Will be in town through the weekend in…
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  • newFriday meeting
    Will there be a friday meeting this week?  If so, where?  Where do I sign up?
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  • newMovistar office?
    Maybe I missed this discussion. Movistar office gone again?? Tried a search with no results.                                Thanks
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  • newMotorcycle rentals?
    Does anyone know whether one can rent a street motorcycle i.e. (not a scooter and not an off-road or Enduro type) in Boquete on a daily or weekly or even monthly basis?250 to 500 cc, cruiser type preferably... 
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Flickr - Panama Canal

Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary
Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary
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Star First
Star First
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GDF Suez North Sea
GDF Suez North Sea
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NYK Daedalus
NYK Daedalus
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  • Canadians becoming Citizens of Panama
    Robert Brown and Yolanda Van Der Kolk have recently passed the exam to become citizens of Panama. They are now awaiting the final steps to make their citizenship official - President of Panama’s signature and an official swearing in ceremony.Bec…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:55pm -
  • Dining Delights in the City
    QUOTE:  “Pull up a chair, take a taste.  Come join us [in the city].  Life is endlessly delicious.”  --Ruth ReichlTraveling to the city is an adventure including the drive itself.  Once you arrive, the dining options are incredible, so we…
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  • Panama Needs You!
    It’s easy to feel a sense of economic security if you work in Panama City and rarely venture out anywhere other than the beaches, the beach resorts and luxurious condos. However, this is not ‘Panama’,  at least not for the majority of Pana…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 10:08am -
  • Beach Real Estate Association meeting and Awards Presentation
    The Beach Real Estate Association met on June 26th at Café Coronado. Try Panama Real Estate hosted the event. The primary focus of the association (BREA) is to work together to establish standards and policies as a group in order to benefit both th…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 12:07pm -
  • Rotary Club of Playa Coronado raises $9000 for Wheelchairs
    The Rotary Club of Playa Coronado raised $9000 at the first Fundraising event in support of their Wheelchair Panama project.  On July 30, fifty people attended a Wine Dinner at LaTeca Restaurant in Coronado where a unique four-course menu was serv…
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  • Arrest Made in Ed Moyan’s Murder
    Ludwig Vico Pereira, a 56 year old Swiss national was arrested in the murder of Ed Moyan on friday August 8th 2014. The arrest was made by undercover police in the parking lot of the Coronado Mall, in front of Super 99. It is believed that Pereira h…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 1:43pm -
  • Tonight's Perigee Full Moon
    In June of 2013 one full mood made the news. They called it “supermoon.” Why? Well, it was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than all of the other full moons that year. The supermoon brought spectators around the world outside to look up at the night s…
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  • Hanami Sohn - Photographing Panama
    If you have Facebook friends from Panama, you have probably come across Hanami Sohn’s breathtaking photos of Panama City.  His high dynamic range photos are helping the country put it’s best foot forward, redefining the way the world sees Panam…
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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…
    - 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…
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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
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Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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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…
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  • New eBook on Wide-Angle Photography
    I just downloaded this beautiful new eBook in PDF format. It is a very focused book with a narrow subject: Wide-Angle Macro Photography. Most macro-photography is done with lenses from normal to short tele, which allows you to isolate the subject fr…
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  • PopSci Innovation of the year: Google Now
    Popular Science just named Google Now their Innovation of the Year. Like most people, I had never heard of Google Now, until last week that is, when I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). All of a sudden, my phone…
    - 14 Nov 12, 4:10pm -
  • Another nice article on Panama
    They describe 5 of the most popular places for retirement in Panama, each offering a very different lifestyle. 5 Retirement Places in PanamaThe post Another nice article on Panama appeared first on Sylvain's Colombian Adventures.
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  • I am Canadian?
    Yesterday was Canada Day (July 1st, the anniversary of the country’s official creation) and many friends took the time to wish me a happy Canada Day as many also celebrated. But somehow that day didn’t feel as special to me as it used to do. I f…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Buon Appetito - home cooked pizza in El Valle
    Lorenzo and Barbara of Buon Appetito pizzeriaLorenzo, Barbara and their little daughter Sara are an Italian family living in El Valle. They recently opened a home restaurant serving pizza and other Italian meals. It's called Buon Appetito. As y…
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  • Real Estate Attorneys for El Valle
    A few real estate attorneys were recently recommended on the El Valle forum.Christine, an American expat living in El Valle, says:We used Melissa Soussa's services for the sale of our house and were very happy with her. She was prompt and very profes…
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  • 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,…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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The Silver People Chronicle

  • 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 →
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  • 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 →
    - 19 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 →
    - 23 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 →
    - 38 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 →
    - 53 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 5:22am -
  • Loyalties
    The closer the due date for the baby came, the more I worried that the girl I had brought to live with me would be happy. I hoped that she would appreciate the things that we had acquired so far … Continue reading →
    - 63 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 4:25am -
  • The Lure of Strange Women
    I had started working in a distant field with two young Spanish speaking boys who were about my age. They talked about visiting the whorehouses all the time. On one of those days when we almost had the job done … Continue reading →
    - 71 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 5:54am -
  • Our New Plantation Home
    The chief cook at the dining hall, ever vigilant of China and her condition, said, “You just pay me the regular and tell that niña to come and eat here because she don’t have to cook!” And so, we were … Continue reading →
    - 84 days ago, 30 May 14, 6:52am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newThe Eyes of a Child
    THE EYES OF A CHILD When you look to the past for life’s long hidden meaning For the dreams and the plans made in your youth Does the thrill to achieve match the warm hidden feeling That lies so still and lives in you In the eyes of a child there i…
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  • Daybreak at the Metropolis
    By clicking on the image the size of the shot is dramatically increased and its effects are awesome.  Go ahead and try it, I’m sure you will be amazed of how different the shot looks at an enlarged size.  The colors, shades, temperatures and cont…
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  • A Red Bridge

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  • Fresh Produce From the Countryside
    José Luis is a humble owner of a modest street side stand at Via Ricardo J. Alfaro in Panama City, Panama.  He rises at the wee hours of the day to buy fresh produce at the periphery market to retail them later at his stand to driving customers goi…
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  • Nance Cherries of Panama
    Nance is a fruit which is extremely popular in this part of the world.  Almost everywhere you go, you will find bottles filled with nance cherries inside bottles with water inside.  The water is to preserve the fruit.  The nance fruit is the size…
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  • The Noble Panamanian Fruit
    The Pixbae—another of its many names—is a tropical fruit that is grown abundantly in mountain regions and remote areas of Panama.  It has been recognized by renowned chefs as “the noble Panamanian fruit,” because 92 percent of its skin, pulp…
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  • Round Nutritional Tropical Fruits
    These fresh fruits were displayed at a modest farmer’s market stand in Panama City, Panama.  Pictures were shot with a P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS.  Good Day.
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  • Prepackaged Veggies

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