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Bananama Republic

  • newFinancial offshore tourism in Panama
    Why the smart money stays away from Panama's crime-ridden financial sector.
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:16pm -
  • Colombia best place in Latin America to do business
    Panama is a distant fifth in World Bank report, and on Internations survey ranks even below Europe in cost of living.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 4:52pm -
  • Noriega screwed over again by gringos
    Noriega, this time defeated by Rudy Giuliani, should have launched his own video game with Bush as the bad guy.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:03pm -
  • Wacky whining about stupid national anthem
    If Banananazis don't stop complaining about how their dumb anthem is being performed, we will produce a punk version of it in Icelandic and shit on their flag.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 2:40pm -
  • Petaquilla sequestered, Fifer summoned, inside info
    The authorities move against Petaquilla and Richard Fifer, while we reveal some inside info about his criminal activities.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:34pm -
  • War on Halloween, again
    Panama's Proteger y Servir outlaws masks in the streets during Halloween because criminals wear masks too, sometimes.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:58pm -
  • Fines for Frankenfish
    Instead of sending in a James Bond to blow the place to pieces, Panama has chosen to fine the creators of evil GMO fish for not having permits.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:31pm -
  • Legislators FINALLY taking care of themselves
    After decades of sacrifice and suffering abuse for the public good, Panama's legislators have now come to see that they should take care of themselves with new cars.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:44am -

The Panama Digest

  • newMayor Plans to Spruce Up Mock Villages
    The mayor of Panama City, Jose Isabel Blandon, has announced plans to revive the Mi Pueblito tourism village. At the foot of Cerro Ancon, Mi Pueblito is currently a very tranquil destination with three mock villages replicating distinct Panamanian cu…
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:55am -
  • Panama Crime Series, Part 99
    Cocaine found floating near Taboga - The National Aeronaval Service seized 20 packets of cocaine floating 13 nautical miles off Taboga Island. No arrests have been made but the investigation continues. Killed in Colon- Rafael Perez Sanjur, age 37 an…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 6:12am -
  • Martinelli Accesses Albrook Tarmac, Authority Investigates
    The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating President Ricardo Martinelli unauthorised access onto the tarmac of the Marcus A. Gelabert Airport in Albrook on Saturday. According to the authority, Martinelli arrived in two vehicles at 5:40 p.m.…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 5:33am -
  • Weekend Water Cuts
    Water service will be cut to much of Panama City from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. Affected areas include San Miguel, Caledonia, Perejil, Calle J, Avenida de los Martires, Avenida Nacional, Chorillo, Casco Vieo, Balboa, Amador, La Boca, Llanos…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 5:21am -
  • Colombia Takes Panama Off Tax Haven List
    Colombia excluded Panama from its list of tax havens after agreeing to negotiations to avoid double taxation. This wraps up two weeks of tenuous discussions, which began when Colombia included Panama in its list of tax havens, published on Octob…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:36am -
  • Will Expand Inter American Highway to Six Lanes
    President Juan Carlos Varela announced plans to expand the Inter American Highway to six lanes between the Bridge of the Americas and Arraijan. The widening of the road will enable a dedicated route for public transport along this stretch in the h…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:16am -
  • Monolith Discovered in Darien
    Archaelogists uncovered an ancient carved monolith in the province of Darien. The piece was taken to the old Reina Torres de Arauz Museum, where it is being held with other historical items in the custody of Panama’s National Institute of Culture.…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:53am -
  • Public Debt Continues to Rise

    - 13 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 8:53am -

The Visitor

  • newNot to be missed
    See the action at the Panama Canal Not surprisingly, the Panama Canal is the country’s most visited tourist attraction. Here are a few ways to take in this engineering marvel. Observe the expansion The billion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:52pm -
  • newZombies take Halloween
    On Friday, October 31 Panama will witness one of the more peculiar Halloween events, the Zombie Walk. This year, Calle Uruguay will be visited by folks of all ages, all in gruesome costumes. Starting from the El Sótano bar, the macabre parade will m…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:31pm -
    Thursday, October 30 WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL The City of Knowledge’s Ateneo Theater in Clayton, 8:30 p.m. A show by Vocalité, the all-male Cuban quartet. Free admission.   Thursday, October 30 GILBERTO SANTA ROSA Teatro Anayansi, 9 p.m. Gilbert San…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:11pm -
  • newNovember: Panama’s month of independence
    Monday, November 3 Separation from Colombia After its independence from Spain in 1821, Panama voluntarily joined La Gran Colombia. After the failure of the French canal, Panama and Colombia’s relationship began to deteriorate. The United States so…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:47pm -
  • newCarols for a good cause
    Carols by Candlelight (Luces de Navidad), the Christmas season curtain raiser introduced to Panama by the CanadaPLUS Club, will be staged for the fourth year in December on the Cinta Costera with seven performing choirs singing seasonal favorites. T…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:23pm -
  • newIsthmian Update – Some of the news in Panama
    Government intercedes for Colón mine workers The Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) retained the assets and businesses of the mining company, Petaquilla Gold, and “Panamá Desarrollo de Infraestructura” to ensure the payment…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:17pm -
  • newSnorkeling the wreck of the San Telmo sub
    ON – THE – WATER By Ilene Little Two couples on a three-day fishing charter were trolling for wahoo off Galera Island, the southernmost island of Las Perlas, when they encountered a storm. Galera is a tiny island offering little in the way of sh…
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:47pm -


  • newAlways Cool

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  • Fashion Week Preview: Macario Jiménez
    Happy Monday! Que mejor manera de iniciar la semana que con un preview de lo que viene para el primer Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panamá?! Les quiero presentar una pequeña muestra del trabajo de un diseñador que hará su debut en nuestras pasarelas…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 5:16pm -
  • Dirty Thirty!!!
    Today is my thirtieth birthday! And although I was having a teeny, tiny meltdown a few weeks ago, I am happy and thankful on this day for having reached such a milestone with health, love, work and so many other great things life has given me. And th…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:31am -
  • Honor SS15
    Honor is a brand I actually discovered through the awesomeness that is RoAndCo, a creative agency founded by creative director Roanne Adams, winner of the Art Director’s Club ADC Young Guns 9 award. Honor is one of their loyal clients. This year, R…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:33pm -
  • NYFW: Before Ralph Lauren
    Mi outfit favorito de la semana de la moda en Nueva York! Camiseta: POLO Ralph Lauren Saco: POLO Ralph Lauren Primavera 2015 Pantalones: POLO Ralph Lauren Primavera 2015 Zapatos: Giuseppe Zanotti Cartera: Alexander Wang Lentes de Sol: Spektre Labial:…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • Shoestalking: Courtney & Camille

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

    - 21 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 10:28am -
  • East Williamsburg
    Top: Felix B. Maduro Jeans: J Brand Zapatos: Birkenstock Cartera: Chanel Labial: Chanel en “Rouge Noir” Lentes de Sol: Cheap Monday Pulseras: Zara – Top: Felix B. Maduro Jeans: J Brand Shoes: Birkenstock Bag: Chanel Lipstick: Chanel in “Rouge…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:56pm -

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

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The Panama Gringo

  • The Best Coffee in Panama?
    If you’re anything like me, the day doesn’t start until you’ve had your first coffee. The first scent of delicious aroma, the warmth of the steaming cup in your hands and the jolt of caffeine as the first sip goes down aren’t so much a daily…
    - 31 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 8:19pm -
  • Panama Canal Economics
    The Panama Canal celebrated its hundredth year in business last month and what was once considered one of the Engineering Seven Wonders of the Modern World is now under question as to its future.PanamaxPanamax is a term used to designate the maxim…
    - 60 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:56am -
  • Bocas del Toro Province
    The Bocas del Toro Province in the northwest of Panama is a lovely bay dotted with islands covered with sandy beaches. The city of Bocas del Toro is at the southern end of Colón Island, which is just a short flight from either Panama City or San Jo…
    - 88 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…
    - 94 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…
    - 21 Jul 14, 6:33pm -
  • Pesky Mosquitoes – Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    If you are concerned about mosquito-borne diseases while in Panama, keep in mind this isn’t the 1930’s, or even the 1950’s. To be infected from a mosquito isn’t as easy as it was back then. First of all, you must be bitten by the same mosqui…
    - 23 Jun 14, 1:34pm -
  • Sunburn – How bad is it?
    When we were kids everybody got sunburn at one time or another. Noxema was a popular remedy, rub it on your shoulders and back, put on a soft white t-shirt and hope it wouldn’t blister and peel too badly. Even if we didn’t burn, we were proud to…
    - 2 Jun 14, 7:45pm -
  • TEFL or CELTA Certification?
    Getting started teaching English abroad can be quite overwhelming, especially in the very beginning. If you are new to teaching English as a second language, you have likely spent some time reading about the different certifications. And now you’r…
    - 26 May 14, 2:00pm -
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  • newElliott and Associates Corporate Strategic Planning Review (Panama)
    Australia Etterflgende "Klima Performance" Tiltak Elliott and Associates -- Europe, Tokyo, Paris and Asia Global Green Economy indeksen p mandag oppfrt Australia som sist blant 60 land vurdert for lederskap p global oppvarming ledelse, mens en [..…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:45pm -
  • Experienced Babysitter (San Francisc)
    Babysitting, more than 10 years experience. Professional nanny Kindergarten teacher Please contact me.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 9:16pm -
  • Kidney Offered by Living Donor (Panama)
    I am a nudist and art class nude life model. I have now made the perhaps brave decision to offer my very fit and healthy body for living kidney donation. I have had tests that show I have enough function in each kidney to have one taken out for trans…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:10am -
  • The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips: 3 tips til baby boomers
    Karriere coach: 3 tips til baby boomers nsker forandring Jeg hrer ofte fra baby boomers, der har vret afskediget eller tnker p at skifte karriere eller gr noget andet med deres arbejde liv. Nogle mener, i betragtning af deres alder, der ikke k [...]
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • Jesus, he is love
    It is true and simple. I encourage you to just think about it. I have experienced the feelings.. A peace that makes everything seem beautiful, you feel light, at ease. A different view on life, where everything seems good, but you know the differ…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 7:34pm -
  • Found Dog (Lynn Haven)
    We found a stray dog in Lynn Haven around the Minnesota Ave. area. Its a little terrier type dog, she is brown all over. If no one claims her, she will be free to a good home.
    - 8 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:37pm -
    It's shopping season BABY! Thanksgiving. Christmas, Black Friday are all around the corner.It's time to shop till you drop and get real cash back doing what your already about to do - Shop- Travel Check just how here the…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:56pm -
  • Project about bio-construction in a farm in Panama/work exchange
    I am a nicaraguan guy. I am an unemployed architect. I am 28 years old. I don't have any experience in natural building, but I want to start a project in a farm about bio-construction, the idea is build an earthbag dome, and a clay earth oven. I fee…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:55am -

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  • newMassage service by Yolanda,take a look!!. in panama city (Bella vista (panama city)
    professional massage cervice by an expert masseuse, exellent cuallity Swedish massage combined with Shiatsu foot massage flesible shedule from 8 am, 11.30 pm, * in and ot call , Bi lingual , ( comtact, 6739 7177 . 6556 5401 , . $50 per 60 minutes ses…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • newKnow before you build! 3d modeling can help you avoid mistakes
    are you building a home, but don't know how it will look? are you hesitant in your design because you can't see into the future? Don't fear, there is a solution! I can make 3d models of homes that have not been built yet with just plans or sketches!…
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:47am -
  • newKnow before you build! 3d modeling can help you avoid mistakes
    are you building a home, but don't know how it will look? are you hesitant in your design because you can't see into the future? Don't fear, there is a solution! I can make 3d models of homes that have not been built yet with just plans or sketches!…
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:44am -
  • newLifestyle Deductions for USA/Canadian Citizens (Panama/USA/Canada)
    Do you have an address in the USA or Canada? Tax savings from an online business can be a major attraction for corporate employees and executives. My tax advisor continues to remind me: "It's not how much you earn that counts, it's how much you kee…
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:15am -
  • Certified Translator Panama (Panama)
    Certified Translation Services Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreting Services Panama City, Panama Tel.: 507.6290.3468 (WhatsApp)
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:30pm -
  • Panama Relocation Tours (Panama)
    An Amazing Adventure Is Waiting For You! Leave All Your Worries Behind. . . Let Us Take Care Of Everything For You! Discover if Panama is right for you with our "boots on the ground" 6 day 5 night ALL INCLUSIVE Relocation & Retirement Tour. Learn…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:54pm -
  • Ancient Yoga Massage (San Francisco)
    1 Hour Ancient Yoga Maassage - San Francisco
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:45pm -
  • INGLES intensivo en USA para adultos y profesionales
    Ubicados en Boise, Idaho, al oeste de Estados Unidos, ofrecemos cursos de ingles intensivos disenados para personas con un estilo de vida ocupado, con 50 horas de instruccion en solo un peri­odo de dos semanas. CR Languages hace posible que profes…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:24pm -

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Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]
Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]Subscribe to our channel here! Panama - It's Not Over Taken from the Panama 'It's Not Over EP' out 2 Nov 2012 on Future Classic Get a co...From:Future ClassicViews:1452425…
- 12 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:26pm -
Panama City - Pacific Coast Skyline (HD)
Panama City - Pacific Coast Skyline (HD)This video was made on short periods of time I had in a business trip to Panama City, sadly I didn't get to see everything, hopefully in the future I'll go by and spend some more time around!...Fro…
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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:3863993274ratings…
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Panama - Stay Forever (Official Video)
Panama - Stay Forever (Official Video)Panama - Stay Forever - (Official Video) This video is a collaboration between Panama and Seafolly, directed by Daniel Askill and starring Martha Hunt. Downl...From:Future ClassicViews:97104…
- 14 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:06pm -
A Tourist's Guide to Panama City, Panama
A Tourist's Guide to Panama City, PanamaWe visit Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, wander around the old colonial town, drive along the causeway and then take a walk through the national park t...From:cessnagbdsoViews:682491…
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Comerciales de TV Panama (1985-86)
Comerciales de TV Panama (1985-86)Comerciales de TV Panamá (Años 85 y 86)From:JAFOptyViews:39647138ratingsTime:14:51More inEntertainment
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Encuentra24 - Real Estate

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  • newClose to Universities 260sqm- 3 bedrs
    Your opportunity $ 225,000 Appointments: 6617 7498 260sqm Construction/ 300 landRemodeled 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Remodeled Kitchen new Estateria Room service Laundry Covered Front Terrace garden Electric Gate
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  • newRibera del Pacific, The Canal and Nature near you
    Bank of the Pacific In Albrook, Ribera del Canal The Canal and Nature near you Delivery in 2017 Bank of the Pacific, is the first six-tower that is part of the residential development Ribera del Canal, designed with the greenery around it,…
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  • newP. PAIFICA 3 RECAMARAS 294m2 BALCON $788,000
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  • newP. PAIFICA 2 BEDROOM APART 171M2 BALCONY $435,000
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  • newEDISON PARK 2 BEDROOM DEN 90m2 $173,900
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  • newOBARRIO 3 BEDROOM 210m2 SEA/CITY VIEW $1,650
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Panama Guide

  • newManuel Noriega case against Call of Duty is dismissed
    A judge has dismissed a legal action brought by Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, against the publisher of the Call of Duty video games.The ex-military ruler had tried to sue Activision after a character based on him featured in ...
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:35am -
  • newBan On Importation Of Firearms Expires Today
    During the administration of the former Minister of Security Jose Raul Mulino, a budget was implemented which introduced a ban on the importation of firearms, a situation which remains in troublesome to businessmen who engaged in this activity, d ...
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:33am -
  • newMoncada Luna Flailing - Filing Requests and Documents Outside Of Panama (He's Toast)
    The Panamanian Supreme Court judge Secundino Mendieta thinks the Guarantees Subcommittee of the National Assembly was not able to place Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna under house arrest, who is being investigated for unfair enrichment ...
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:28am -
  • Protesting Squatters Blocked The Road In Arraiján This Morning
    Starting during the early morning hours on Tuesday (today), squatters from the sector of La Gran Bendición in the District of Arraiján, closed the Pan American highway in both directions in the center of Arraiján Centro and Bique, causing a massi…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:27am -
  • Panama Canal Authority Baptizes New Tug Boats
    The Canal Authority of Panama (ACP) held a naming ceremony yesterday for the last five tugboats, of a total of 14, bought from Astilleros Armon, Spain. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their ...
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:17am -
  • Civil Aviation Authority Might Take Legal Action Against Martinelli
    Former president Ricardo Martinelli might end up facing legal action, after be barged into restricted areas of the Marcos Gelabert Airport in Albrook. (more)Have you created a User Account on the website? Please click on this link to create a n ...
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:11am -
  • FBI Stalking Wanted Terrorist Assassin Pedro Miguel Gonzalez in Panama
    Arlene La Porte, the mother of Zak Hernandez, a Puerto Rican US Army Sergeant which the US Government says was murdered by the National Assembly Deputy Pedro Miguel Gonzalez in 1992, has broken her silence after years of absolute pain. (more) ...
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 9:58am -
  • Panama's Labor Ministry Seizes Petaquilla's Assets
    The Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) of Panama seized the office assets of two companies - Minera Petaquilla Gold and Panamá Desarrollo de Infraestructura - belonging to the Petaquilla Minerals Group, to ensure the payment o ..…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 9:39am -

  • 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

  • newOn the road again
    I am writing this from a small bakery, Panaria, on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. A rather large outpost of Spanish civilization in the Atlantic, tomorrow is Halloween and I will celebrate it at sea on the way to Fort Lauderdale. This was a trip to…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:13am -
  • Bye Bye Barcelona
    Barcelona has been fun, the urban, the modern, the ancient,  the Apple Store, the beaches and the food. I walked for days and many kilometers. I also met some friends here including  Anna. Anna was in Boquete for some time doing Tapas and Paella at…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 3:02am -
  • It’s Thursday so it must be Barcelona
    Airfares within Europe are a bargain so I took a flight to Barcelona in Catalonia. I say Catalonia, not Spain, because like the Scots the Catalonians are agitating for independence from Spain. For now Barcelona is still part of Spain but the future h…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 7:13am -
  • An old world vacation
    I decided to take my rainy season vacation this year in the old world before winter makes it the cold old world. The long drive to the capital on through the muddy road construction added an hour to the trip. If you do the drive be sure to do it in d…
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  • Tuesday Talk: Environmental Destruction in Boquete
    It is October and the snow birds have not yet roosted and many regular residents are searching elsewhere for the sun; still many people made it to an important discussion today. I wrote this on as an invitation to this meeting. “Tho…
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  • Tuesday Talk: Mini Storage in David Panama
    We had a commercial presentation about Mini Storage in Chiriqui. In my time here many people have asked about renting storage lockers. It is logical because we have a large number of snow birds and many of them rent apartments. When I was approached…
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  • October Weather Report: It’s raining and windy
    Today Lloyd Cripe, Boquete’s Weather prognosticator sent out his September report. The link to Boquete Weather is here. The Summary is “Here are the totals for August and September 2014 along with the totals for the entire year in the  District…
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  • Lisanne and Kris, truth or just politically desirable closure?
    I have been mute for a long time about the case of Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, the missing now dead Dutch girls. I have done this out of respect for the parents, out of respect for all the professional law enforcement people who know far more tha…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

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

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  • Mario Dean
    Eighteen years ago I met Mario when he was a teenager doing yard work for a neighbors.  We had just bought an old house on the hill in Ventura that I was planning to renovate.  Mario became my right hand … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

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

  • newAsk
    He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. (Chinese proverb)
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  • Diet
    Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may diet.
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  • Dancing
    Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.
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  • Computers
    A computer can never approach being human until it learns to blame its mistakes on another computer.
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  • Boring
    My life has become so boring, even the voices in my head are now looking for someone else to talk to.
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  • Dancing
    Dance as if no one’s watching, love as if it’s never going to hurt. (Stuart Appleby)
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  • Yesterday Outing
    Yesterday’s outing took us to The Domain shopping area in Austin. I guess you would call it an open mall. All stores are entered from the street. Plenty of high end stores, but no covered in the event of inclement … Continue reading →
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  • Bacteria
    Bacteria: the only culture some people have.
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YouTube Panama Canal

How the Panama Canal was built - BBC News
How the Panama Canal was built - BBC NewsBBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Subscribe to BBC News HERE Check out our ...From:BBC NewsViews:10292117…
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National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC Documentary
National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC DocumentaryNational geographic national geographic 2014 national geographic documentary documentary documentary 2014 documentaries documentaries 2014 bbc documentary di...From:HD D…
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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. Filmed with a Sony Nex camera from the balcony. All worker...From:Paul ZibulonViews:18793281664ratings…
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Animaniacs - The Panama Canal
Animaniacs - The Panama CanalYakko canta pasando por el Canal de Panama.From:Alejandro Glez HortaViews:4197591113ratingsTime:01:47More inFilm & Animation
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El nuevo canal de Panama; Megaconstrucciones:
El nuevo canal de Panama; Megaconstrucciones:La historia del Canal de Panamá se remonta a los primeros exploradores europeos en América, ya que la delgada franja de tierra, el Istmo de Panamá, constituy...From:DJMAMBO ARAFATViews:…
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Knightsbridge Investment Group

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

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

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

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La magia del bosque
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Reserva la Yeguada
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© hampaw DSC_3623-295
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Oferta y Demanda
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Labor en Nueva York
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Definición de Meraki.
Definición de Meraki.
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

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

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  • 8 months

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

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

Selfie Sunday.
Selfie Sunday.
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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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Panama City
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Casco Antiguo, Panama.
Casco Antiguo, Panama.
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Habla Ya Panama

  • Interview with Lorena Pitti, Habla Ya Boquete’s School Director
    Here at Habla Ya, we are very lucky to have a strong team of directors leading the schools. For me, our Boquete School Director, Lorena Pitti, is an example of a great leader. I’ll be honest. It’s not easy to find good leaders. The top-down emplo…
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  • 7th Grade Teacher from the USA comes to Panama to Learn Spanish
    It’s always interesting to hear about each students’ motivations to learn Spanish, hear about their backgrounds, and why they chose Panama specifically as a destination to study Spanish. Since a good amount of our students come from professions w…
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  • Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 3: Education
    This is the third of a 5-part series about the biggest problems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. You can click here to see the first part here about Physical Infrastructure or here for the second part about Social Proble…
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  • Where to Have Lunch in Boquete? Boquete’s Best Lunch Spots
    It’s quite amazing the number of restaurants in Boquete, and the variety! Boquete is not really not a large town (about 20,000 people only), but it’s become known in the Chiriqui region for it’s excellent restaurants. Not only do Boqueteños an…
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  • Panama Produce: Panama’s Top 5 Weirdest, Healthiest, Most Delicious Fruit
    Many people think that Panama is unfriendly to vegetarians and vegans. Pork and chicken figure prominently on Panamanian Tipico menus (along with rice and beans, of course—the beans often simmering alongside chunks of fat from an unidentified anima…
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  • Interview with Ericka Tapia, Habla Ya’s Academic Director
    It takes a lot of courage, planning, passion and dedication to lead Habla Ya's Academic Department. Thankfully our fearless Academic Director, Ericka Tapia, is perfect for the role and keeps everything in tip-top shape. We create an environment in wh…
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  • Early Bird Special: 10% – 15% DISCOUNT OFF 2015 Spanish Courses!
    Our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL applies to courses that start in 2015. If you're planning on starting your Spanish course during SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER OF THIS YEAR, click here to get 1 WEEK OF FREE SPANISH LESSONS! In Spanish we have a sayi…
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  • Where to Have Breakfast in Boquete? My Favorite Boquete Breakfast Spots
    It’s quite amazing the number of restaurants in Boquete, and the variety! Boquete is not really not a large town (about 20,000 people only), but it’s become known in the Chiriqui region for it’s excellent restaurants. Not only do Boqueteños an…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newPlace your Thanksgiving orders early!

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  • newSuper Foods Super Sale Ends 10/31
    In 1989 our company became aware of an algae superfood growing wild in Upper Klamath Lake. Incredible health benefits and bio-available micro-nutrients were associated with Klamath Blue Green Algae (AFA). What an exciting health discovery! We began…
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  • How to watch your favorite shows in Boquete** Streaming ServicesReady for a life without cable? Streaming is not just Netflix and Hulu anymore. With the news that HBO will release…
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  • The Boquete Chamber or Tourism
    Baru proudly presents the Halloween party of The Boquete Chamber of Tourism.…
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    CAROL & JEFF BARDEAURetired, responsible Canadian couple(dogs adore us)References available here and abroadCarol 6003-3862 carolinpanama@gmail.comJeff   6985-3515…
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    do not be afraid....take a lookTHE TRUTH
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  • Chocolate dipped marshmallows
    Not just any marshmallows, but homemade marshmallows flavored with a hint of coffee and dipped in our own hand crafted Panamanian chocolate.  If you've never had a homemade marshmallow, you haven't really had a marshmallow. This Tuesday at our ta…
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  • 5 Websites To Learn Spanish Online
    Here is a list of 5 websites to learn Spanish online. These websites adopt various interactive and incremental methods to help you grasp the language.
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newBorder Crossing Oct 28-29, 2014.
    One change at the border as far as money and documents. (Costa Rica exit tax options)Costa RicaEnter; Passport, Onward travel, bus ticket or plane ticketExit; Passport, exit tax $7 or $7.50There is a lady from the bank there before bank hours da…
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  • newSocial security letters at the post office
    I noticed several letters from the SSA awaiting recipients at the Boquete post office this week. If you haven't checked in a while, you might want to stop by. Tis the season to get the COLA advisement.
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  • newCalcium removers
    In the US they have products that wipe calcium and lime off surfaces such as glass shower doors. Does anyone know of an equivalent product here and where I could get it?
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  • newBookmark news
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  • newNeed help with horses/farm?
    Acquaintances of ours in Colorado is looking for an opportunity in Panama!Here is what they are looking for...(in their words)..."anyone who is interested in hiring a rider, and groom/manager/ground help/arborist".I am sure they will need to f…
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  • newLooking for straw
    Does anyone know where I could get some straw? I do not need much - just for my Halloween costume, a couple of handfuls is all.
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  • Get your festival tickets or Fedora Club memberships NOW, and save BIG!
    There are only 4 weeks left to get your tickets at a discount!!!…
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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  • new5 More Chardonnays and a Great Value
    Before I give my reviews of 5 chardonnays I recently tasted, I need to alert you to a real steal of a red wine I stumbled across. Purchased at PricsSmart, I don’t know if it’s their exclusive or is available elsewhere.Senorio D Barriobero, Jov…
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:51am -
  • Isla Palenque: Escape from Civilization
    QUOTE:  “Wanderlust.  The very sound of it brings a pang of unfulfilled desire.  Many of us harbor this secret desire to explore, to discover a new place, a place all one’s own.” Benjamin A. Loomis, President and Founder of Amble Resorts and…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:14am -
  • Proceeds from Poco Loco Concert will help buy CASA Christmas Baskets
    A message from CASANovember 1 from 8:00 p.m. onwards Poco Loco will be playing at Picasso Coronado. This event is a CASA fundraiser to raise money for Christmas Baskets provided each year to 80 families with disabled children.The favorite local…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 11:36am -
  • Mercadito Del Mar: Community Market in Coronado
    This Saturday October 25 from 12:00 noon, visit the Mercadito Del Mar in the Rincon del Chef Plaza. The PlayaCommunity office will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., so stop by and say hello! Don't forget to pick up your copy of the 'La Playa' ne…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:59am -
  • "I Love Boobies"
    To the uninitiated, the title, “I love boobies” may come off as offensive, although to the “ornithologically” inclined this means something completely different. No we are not talking about the tatas, we are talking about the Sulidae family…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Golfing Vista Mar
    Last month a friend and I played a round of 18 holes on the Vista Mar Golf Course. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the day, although that may have something to do with the fact I birdied the 1st hole and nearly had a hole-in-one on another.  As…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 12:40pm -
  • It's Hockey Night in Panama
    Watch full NHL hockey games in High Definition with the Freedom TV Media Player by Panama A/V.The Freedom TV is a Mini-computer/Media Player device which gives you the capability to watch what you want and when you want. Freedom TV just added acce…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:03am -
  • Help needed at the Hogar Beatriz Jaen Orphanage
    A message from CASALast week CASA received quite a few messages from concerned citizens that heard that an orphanage in Penonome did not have enough money to buy food to meet the end of the month.  There are two reasons for this problem, they hav…
    - 17 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 3:32pm -

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

Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
- 17 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 11:08pm -
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
- 17 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 11:08pm -

Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • Panasonic Lumix LX100
    “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” The above quote is some of the best photography advice I have ever received. I’ve been doing photography for fourty years and I have owned several 35mm cameras and a few digital SLRs culmi…
    - 22 days ago, 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…
    - 23 days ago, 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 -
  • I am Canadian?
    Yesterday was Canada Day (July 1st, the anniversary of the country’s official creation) and many friends took the time to wish me a happy Canada Day as many also celebrated. But somehow that day didn’t feel as special to me as it used to do. I f…
    - 2 Jul 12, 2:39pm -
  • My very own StairsMaster 3D
    About 6 weeks ago I started walking the river trail every morning. Since the trail is about 70% stairs, it is quite the aerobic workout. While I liked the real stairs-masters, I hate working out inside on a machine, it is just boring and causes me…
    - 1 Mar 12, 1:59pm -

Step to Life

  • Untitled
    August in the San JoaquinThe corn’s been harvestedand the stalks stand tall and brown,crowded in rowslike surrendering soldiers.The cotton is thigh-highand the grapes are almost ripe.My father is buried hereamid the almonds and palms,the…
    - 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

  • Island Hopping by Canoe
    Our first stop was an island where this man with a heavy Westindian accent landed us since he sat behind me steering the small craft around the watery road he seemed to know by heart.  At first glance I could … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:26am -
  • The Makings of a Bocas Bushman
    With the lack of communication between Pug and me regarding our feelings, or lack of feelings, for each other, I walked out of her Bocas family’s home to get to know that part of town we were in and, perhaps, … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 4:36am -
  • The Good Samaritan of Bocas
    The trip to Bocas Town had not been thoroughly planned but I cared less and less about going back to work in the fields of Baseline since I knew the marriage was not a union anymore. Over and over I … Continue reading →
    - 32 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:42am -
  • Goodbye to Baseline
    These were the times of the Panamanian presidency of Ernesto de la Guardia, Jr., while we remained in Baseline, today known as the area of Changuinola in Bocas del Toro Province. However, today I would probably not recognize that same … Continue re…
    - 42 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:33am -
  • My Father is Looking for Me
    I had to admit that Pug would not have made a “Good Wife,” not then nor ever for me. But then, I had to further admit that I had been looking at our lives through my own experience with women.  … Continue reading →
    - 58 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 1:56am -
  • A Change of Plans
    After the incident with my neighbor, I was left feeling vulnerable and somewhat shaken and I began planning to leave the area with my wife and baby.  Disillusioned now with my entire experience I started devising how I would leave … Continue readi…
    - 66 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:05am -
  • You’ll Kill Him Juni!
    I soon gained the advantage over my attacker for I had proven to myself to be stronger than he was. While doing the tug of war with him I now saw real fear in his eyes. His posture had changed … Continue reading →
    - 78 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:05am -
  • What’s With the Neighbor?
    During this time that I had some money stashed away in my pocket, that I had been keeping for our upkeep for another couple of weeks. I had considered using it for leaving Bocas to return to Colon and, from … Continue reading →
    - 89 days ago, 3 Aug 14, 4:12am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
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Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
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Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
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Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
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Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
Panama Amazing #beautifull #panama #cintacostera
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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newProtecting your LED Camera’s Screen
    I now own two cameras, (e.g., a Canon DSLR EOS Rebel T2i and a Canon P&S PowerShot A720 IS).  Both have been with me several years, specially the latter.  In an effort to protect the vulnerable screen from scratches and other accidents prone to hap…
    - 36 mins ago, 31 Oct 14, 4:05am -
  • A Small Home Garden

    - 1 day ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:00am -
  • Idioms
    If English is not your native language and you are pulling your hair and grinding or clenching your teeth because you can’t take it any more, please take a pause.  Take a deep breath, and start again.  In the meantime, I have good news for you—…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 4:05am -
  • The Contribution Of The Vikings To The English Language
    As you can see in the chart above , the Germanic settlements in Britain can be traced back to the late 400s when the Angles, Saxons and Jutes invaded the island.  It is an accepted fact that the West Germanic languages became the new language:  Old…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 4:02am -
  • A Basket Pregnant With Light

    - 4 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 4:02am -
  • A New Trend Of Free Software
    During the early days of personal computing, the idea behind the movement, was that it should be free for all who wanted to join the information age.  Steve Wozniak, also known as Woz, was adamant in his position that all his contributions to person…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:04am -
  • Elaborate Carvings of an Indian Wooden Table
    After we got married on July 12, 1980 and moved into our new home, one of the first things we bought after a bed, dining table and a small Mabe gas stove; was an Indian wooden table.  I needed it to place a 19″ Panasonic TV set I had won in a raff…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:01am -
  • Getting to Know The General
    The name Graham Greene had been dormant in a foggy area of my brain for a prolonged time, until it was brought back to the surface by Linda, an exquisite blogger from Texas.  In one of her blog posts she mentioned that she had stayed in a hotel wher…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:05am -

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