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  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:14am -
  • Panama Canal Cost Dispute Goes to Arbitration
    The first arbitration hearing for the cost overruns of the Panama Canal expansion project begins Monday in Miami. The first $180 million claim – over the cost of draining a work space near the canal’s Pacific locks –  is part of a total $1.6 b…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 6:03pm -
  • Noriega Sues Video Game
    Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the maker of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II for using his name and likeness without permission. Noriega, age 80, claims that Activision Blizzard, the Californi…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
  • Canal to Earn Less than Projected
    Revised forecasts indicated that the Panama Canal will generate less income for the state over than originally expected over the next couple of years. According to the medium-term fiscal outlook 2015-2019, Panama’s Ministry of Finance expects $7.…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 10:32am -
  • Panama Dengue Report
    There have been 4,262 confirmed cases of dengue so far this year. According to the Ministry of Health, this is 30 more than the total number of cases reported last year. According to the Pan American Health Organization, dengue remains a public heal…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 8:46am -
  • Potato and Onion Production is Down
    Potatoes and onions are in shorter supply in Panama’s markets. A longer dry season and a shortage of seeds delayed potato planting this year by a month and a half, while uncontrolled imports during the harvest season have contributed to a dec…
    - 19 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 7:33am -
  • U.S. Army Sergeant Held in Murder of Panamanian Woman
    A U.S. soldier has been detained on suspicion of killing a Panamanian woman. On June 23, authorities discovered the badly beaten body of 26-year-old Vanessa Rodriguez on a farm in the town of Guararé in Panama’s central Los Santos province. Accor…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 11:51am -

The Visitor

  • The Smithsonian’s Bocas Station’s “Open House”
    Those interested in Panama’s flora and fauna will want to take advantage of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s (STRI) “Open House” activity at their Bocas del Toro Research Station on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The e…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:45am -
  • Technology and innovation at the Panama Food Expo
    The Atlapa Convention Center plays host to the 4th annual Panama Food Expo Show from Thursday, August 7 to Saturday, August 9. The event is intended to boost sales in the agro-food industry by placing producers, distributers and buyers in contact, s…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:35am -
  • Artists donate work for auction
    FundAHrte and Galería ArteConsult are hosting a silent art auction until 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25 at Le Meridien Hotel’s Latitude Bar. Money raised will benefit the Panamanian selection of artists attending the 9th edition of the “Bienal de Art…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:16am -
  • Istmian Update – Some of the news in Panama
    Plan to boost Ngäbe Bugle region During a meeting with executives of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) in Boquete, Chiriqui, the Minister of Government, Milton Henriquez, proposed project funding for the study, design and construction of th…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 9:05am -
    Saturday, July 26 JERRY RIVERA Figali Convention Center, 9 p.m. The 90s salsa legend returns to the country to sing his greatest hits. After party by El Roockie and Dr. Brooklyn. Tickets $20, $35 and $60, available through Ticketplus. Table reservat…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:00pm -
  • Romeo and Juliet, the musical
    The musical version of William Shakespeare’s classic love story will be presented at the National Theater from Thursday, August 7 to Monday, August 19. This is the first time that it will be presented in Panama in this format. The proceeds will be…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:51pm -
  • Smile Factory, the fun and party house
    The Smile Factory is a concept recreation center for entertaining kids and pre-teens, ideal for birthdays and other celebrations. It is located near the University of Panama’s Curundu campus in the Albrook Canal Plaza shopping center (next to the P…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:44pm -


  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 39 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 10:38am -
  • London Memories

    - 47 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 54 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 12:32pm -
  • Flower Child

    - 55 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:21pm -

The Berry & The Fox

  • 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 […]
    - 51 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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, […]
    - 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 […]
    - 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, […]
    - 19 Dec 13, 12:21am -
  • It’s A Sign
    I wouldn’t call myself superstitious, because that’s bad luck. I don’t walk under ladders because it’s just not smart. If I spill the salt, I throw a dash over my […]
    - 10 Dec 13, 3:18pm -

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The Panama Gringo

  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 79 days ago, 12 May 14, 2:41pm -
  • Subways? What the hell is going on in Panama?
    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 -
  • Semana Santa Panama
    Semana Santa is started yesterday in Panama with Palm Sunday being April 13, 2014. Celebrations in Panama will continue throughout the week, ending on Sábado Santo, April 19, 2014. Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a religious holiday in origin. It be…
    - 14 Apr 14, 8:28am -
  • Panama’s Subway Unveiled
    Panama City's subway system was unveiled on Saturday night.The post Panama’s Subway Unveiled appeared first on The Panama Gringo.
    - 7 Apr 14, 5:00am -
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  • newlegal trabslation english to spanish (panama)
    just email us your document and we will translate and send you back we are a license translation and approved by minstery. phone: 730-0816
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:44am -
  • newEnglish Cross Language Translation Sheet (David, Panama)
    Directory of Languages 1. English 2. Portuguese 3. Spanish 4. Thai 5. Chinese 6. Arabic 7. Persian 8. Korean 9. Russian 10. Filipino 11. French 12. German 13. Italiano 14. Japanese 15. Hebrew 16. Polish 17. Vietnamese Diretrio de Idiomas 1. Ingls […
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  • 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…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:57pm -
  • Panama City to Colon? (Panama City)
    Hello, Is anyone traveling to Colon from Panama City this Wednesday or Thursday? I will be leaving Friday, but I want to check out the Canal's Atlantic side as well. I will help pay for gas. Samuel
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:18pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:32am -
  • Free Adorable Black Kitten ~ 6 weeks old, needs a home! (Gamboa)
    Found adorable black kitten while doing fieldwork in Gamboa. ~6 weeks old. Extremely adorable and friendly as far as we can tell. We're not asking for anything other than giving this kitten a good home. Please contact if interested. Pictures: http:…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 1:04am -

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  • newMath Tutoring
    Math Tutoring. If you need someone to help your children with their math assignments, we can help you. Arraijàn or Chorrera.
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Jul 14, 8:56pm -
  • newplumbing services (bajo boquete)
    Do you need a plumber ?, I offer fast and quality work, warranty, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:04pm -
    Welcome to your PANAMALIVINGINVESTMENT.COM WE PROVIDE FREE LEGAL HELP IN CHIRIQUI LIC.CAROL GONZALEZ founder COUNCIL OF LEGAL ETHICS show contact info CEL 685 893 38 Examples of the 100 things you need to know to enjoy your life [...]
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:55pm -
    Coming to Panama to enjoy the natural beauty of the fauna and flora? How about a good unstructured walk back in where there are no formal trails, other tourists, or prepackaged sights? Love butterflies? Want to see more than a few Blue Morpho's and a…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:01pm -
  • newSpanish lessons - FREE TRIAL and placement test! (Anywhere)
    Tailored made Spanish lessons, designed for your needs and learning style. Business Spanish, Spanish for travellers, expats, conversational or Spanish for survival; focused on vocabulary, pronounciation, or grammar. In class you will practice your…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 2:53pm -
  • newcleaning your ac coils (panama city )
    I clean your AC coils and also your fans for 50.00 this is a real good price cleaning your coils every year will have you save on electric and your unit so give me a call this only takes about an hour to an hour and a half to do
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  • newBoat Rental /Alquiler de bote (Muelle de Diable)
    Boat rental for -Sport Fishing (6max) -Bachelorette / bachelor parties (10max) -Divorce parties -Seeking promotions parties -Babbie showers & house warming parties -Gatherings and retreats parties -Any party, you want -30 feet boat -Captain…
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    Hello , i provide you the best relax service in all panama city call me at 66834514 from monday thru Saturday 8am to 8pm (just calls please no text )... i also go to your house or apartment if you need the service cost in my place is 30$ half hour a…
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Panama - Always [Official Music Video]
Panama - Always [Official Music Video]'Always', the title track from Panama's sophomore EP, is out now on Future Classic. Get it on vinyl: Directed by Fabian Röttge...From:Future ClassicViews:843229…
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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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Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)
Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD) Find us on the web:…
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El Canal de Panama · Buques Pasando · GGF
El Canal de Panama · Buques Pasando · GGFVisita al Canal de Panamá: El Director de integró el contingente internacional de prensa que visitó Panamá a inicios de Febrero 2013. Entre o...From:nuevaregioncomViews:…
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Panama 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:846803782ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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PANAMA - The Way |
PANAMA - The Way | QCPTV.comThis programme uncovers the real Panama, bringing both tourism and business opportunities to life. Explore new cultures and find exciting new discoveries and...From:QCPTVViews:30892353ratingsTi…
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Encuentra24 - Real Estate

    Apartment for rent in Allure Tower, 137 sq. mt., 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony. Ocean view. Includes appliances and air conditioners. 1 parking. Complete social area, security 24/7.Price: $ 1,850.00
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    HOMBRE Osea CABALLERO, DAMA QUE QUIERA COMPARTIR CON CABALLEROS. Caminando a la CINTA COSTERA. Excelente ubicación cerca de paradas de metro y metro bus, mall, hospitales, clínicas, universidades, seguridad, super machetazo, 99. Incluye todo: LUZ…
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  • newCosta del este alquilo apartamento
    alquilo apartamento en costa del este consta de 3 rec 2 baños sala comedor cocina balcón línea blanca 2 estacionamiento $1500 con línea blanca $1300 sin línea blanca
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  • newChica para compartir cuarto con chica ,Buenas Costumbres.
    SE Busca CHICA para compartir Cuarto con chica UNIVERSITARIA , de Buenas costumbres y Responsable ($190.00 MENSUAL)incluye : Baño dentro, Plasma, Amplio Closed. Agua Luz CableTV FACILIDADES: NEVERA, E…
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  • newAlquilo apartamento en CLAYTON EMBASY VILLAGE
    Alquilo super apartamento en Embasy vilage consta de 4 rec 3.5 baños área social y piscina cuarto y baño de empleado garita de seguridad 170 metros 2 estacionamientos línea blanca
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:09pm -
  • newLA MARTILLADA LOTS FROM 5,000 sq. meters
    Hermosos lotes de 5,000m2 a $25,000.00Localización: Penonomé, comunidad de La Martillada (26 kilómetros desde la ciudad de Penonomé), Provincia de Coclé ubicada en el centro del país. A solo dos y media horas desde la ciudad de Panamá.A…
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Panama Guide

  • newNew AMPYME Director Files Complaints Over Corruption
    Ada Romero, following her ratification as the new Director of the Office of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (Ampyme) said she would be filing a series of legal complaints on Friday before the Public Ministry, for the alleged irregularities t ...
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:50pm -
  • newVarela Appoints Dulcidio De La Guardia As The Director of the Board for Tocumen
    The Economy Minister Dulcidio De La Guardia, was appointed as the Directing President of the Board of Directors of the Tocumen International Airport for a period of seven years. This was announced by Executive Decree No. 283 of the Official Gazet ...
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:31pm -
  • newDownpours Flood Streets, Knock Down Trees
    A heavy downpour accompanied by electrical activity on Wednesday afternoon caused flooding and falling trees in several parts of the capital city. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user ...
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:23pm -
  • newMultiple Car Pile-Up On The Northern Corridor
    One person was injured after a multiple collision involving a dump truck. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can o ...
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:16pm -
  • newBill To Repeal Security Escorts For Family of Former Presidents To Second Debate
    The Government Commission in Panama's National Assembly, headed by the Deputy of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Pedro Miguel González, adopted with five votes in favor in the first debate, a bill to repeal a law passed in the final day ..…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 5:06pm -
  • newPRD Members Ask Electoral Tribunal To Get Involved In Internal Party Struggle
    With the purpose of trying to get the Electoral Tribunal involved in the internal struggle that has been going on with the National Executive Committee of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), "PRD Founding Movement," the "Coordinating Commit ...
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:05am -
  • newUN sanctions operator of North Korean weapons ship seized by Panama
    UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.Th ...
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  • newFormer Directors of Financial Pacific Accused Of Irregularities
    An employee of the Division of Financial Analysis of the Superintendency of Market Securities blamed the former Directors of the Financial Pacific brokerage firm, Iván Clare y West Valdés, for the poor management of the company, which resulted in .…
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 8:47am -

  • 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…
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  • 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

  • Boquete Knitters and Quilters hits home run at the BCP
    I went to the fund-raiser at the BCP yesterday the Boquete Knitters and Quilters are one of the few truly socially egalitarian groups in Boquete, a group of expats, latinos and indigenous working together to benefit indigenous children with their wor…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 1:28pm -
  • Food and the weather, Rain dancers needed
    Since 7 July 2014 the government of Panama has regulated the prices of 22 staple food products locally defined as the Canasta Basica. This was an election promise fulfilled by the newly elected President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela.…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:32am -
  • Ozzie, Bill and Jessica, a real Chiriqui prison story
    On 14 July 2014 I received this comment to an old post of Fredrick Allen Osburn. I did not approve the comment because I wanted more information. (This post has many links to source information so I do not need to repeat it all here.) “Submitted on…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 9:08am -
  • Back with a bark and a punch
    It has been more than a week since I wrote anything. I was enjoying a visit by my daughter Paige and her boyfriend Jarrett. Together we were working on my tireless new puppy, Taz. Taz short for his real personality of a Tasmanian Devil, has been maki…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 12:04pm -
  • Nana’s Naughty Knickers, at the BCP this weekend
    For several weeks I have watched women delivering lingerie to a growing stash in the back of the theater. Tonight I saw why, the BCP production of Nanny’s Naughty Knickers had a gala dress rehearsal. I was impressed by the reworking of lobby, the w…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:05pm -
  • Price Controls are three days old there are already problem reports
    The new President of the Republic of Panama Juan Carlos Varela ran on a platform of good changes for the impoverished people of Panama. He promised clean water for everyone, toilets for everyone and to freeze the prices of the twenty-two items in the…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:23am -
  • Another week and some tourism experience
    I drove to Panama City this past weekend to pickup my daughter Paige and her boyfriend Jarrett at Tocumen Airport. As usual the ride was full of distraction, construction and some good eats in Santiago. In Santiago, a fast growing city, I ate lunch a…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 10:09am -
  • Changing of the guard in Boquete
    Today at about 8:30am there was a ceremony at the Municipo. The new Alcalde, Lic. Emigdio (Millo) Walker Vasquez was officially sworn in as the new Alcalde of Boquete. The Taking of Possession of the office was a public ceremony attended by about one…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:39pm -

Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • newHow safe is Panama? Part II
    As I mentioned in Part I, there is nowhere in the world that is absolutely “safe.”  Even if you choose to remain locked behind bars in your own home … the gas line may explode, a sinkhole may open up … Continue reading →
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    For those of us who love cruising and are ship buffs, the refloating of COSTA CONCORDIA and her final trip to the scrap yard is an amazing engineering story and an end to the chapter of a horrible tragedy. According … Continue reading →
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  • How safe is Panama? Part I
    How safe? I received this comment from a reader … Can you please comment on Stig Larsen and generally on violence against ex pats and on drug violence in Panama. These issues have a lot of influence on our decision … Continue reading →
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  • Climate Change Forcing Evacuation of Kuna Islanders
    PLANS ARE well advanced for the evacuation of Garti Sugdup, one of the largest and most populous islands of the Guna Yala comarca, The move of over 1,000 people to a mainland location is because of the rising sea level, … Continue reading →
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  • Telling It Like It Is vs. Hype
    There is a lot of hype about moving to Panama. Yes, Panama is a great country for expats and retirees, depending on where you are coming from and what you are seeking.  But it’s not for everyone.  How do you … Continue reading →
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  • 157 New Cars Every Day in Panama City
    If you think traffic in Panama City is a zoo now, just you wait.  A part of the price of a booming economy is more cars and more traffic. If you are a Panama City driver facing increasing frustration as … Continue reading →
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  • Truth, justice and the American way
    If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military … Continue reading →
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  • Check Your Expectations
    “Soup” Campbell looks just like you’d expect any Alaskan frontiersman to look, only he now lives in Volcan, Panama.  Volcan is on the opposite side of Volcan Baru from Boquete.  Soup gave up winters in the North Pole [Really!  It's … Conti…
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • 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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  • Dr. Joanne Stuart BSc Hons DClinPsy CPsychol
    Dr Stuart 07930 919121Email drjoannestuartgmail.comPA to Dr Stuart Karin Weeks.TEL 07866 947376 Welcome to my website. I have been interested in psychology for over twenty years and have been providing regular treatments for over ten years. I believe…
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newWhat does Panama have in Common with Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California
    To find our, you can read this article.
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  • newPriority or Option
    Don’t make someone a priority, who only makes you an option.
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  • Follow Your Arrow
    As the song says, you only get so many trips around the sun. Yeah, you only live once. This song will probably register differently to everyone that listens to it. To me it says you have to be true to … Continue reading →
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  • What You Don’t Know
    It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.
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  • Fate
    Fate decides who walks into your life, you decide who you let stay, who you let walk away, and who you refuse to let walk out.
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  • How to Pay Bills After a Stroke in Panama
    I received the following email and it is worth posting as it is relevant to the current situation I am dealing with. It also reveals another type of problem that should be planned for if you are living in a … Continue reading →
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  • Apple Yosemite Beta Testing
    The last couple of weeks have not been much fun for me. Lilliam has been in Panama City and it has just been Koki and I looking after each other. All of my time has been making trips to and from … Continue reading →
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  • Winning or Losing
    He, who doesn’t hope to win has already lost. (Simon Bolivar)
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YouTube Panama Canal

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:846803782ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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Panama Canal Timelapse
Panama Canal TimelapseA time-lapse journey through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean onboard a cruise ship. This video has been updated in HD. The new link is : ...From:radiofreebcViews:15469522142ratings…
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The Panama Canal (documentary)
The Panama Canal (documentary)If you like PC Games visit: The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 48-mile (77.1 km) ship canal in Panama that con...From:DietrolafacciataViews:2111747ra…
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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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Panama Canal Expansion Third Set of Locks
Panama Canal Expansion Third Set of LocksMWH President and CEO Alan Krause provides an overview of the design of the Third Set of Locks project of the Panama Canal Expansion. The Third Set of Locks ...From:MWH GlobalViews:540047…
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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

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Picada de carne
Picada de carne
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Panama City Skyline
Panama City Skyline
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

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

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  • 8 months

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

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

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Les Fantômes de la Chapelière
Les Fantômes de la Chapelière
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mermaid parade, coney island - brooklyn
mermaid parade, coney island - brooklyn
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mermaid parade, coney island - brooklyn
mermaid parade, coney island - brooklyn
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Arildo Rangel
Arildo Rangel
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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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coffe unido
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Casco Antiguo (Ciudad de Panamá-Panamá)
Casco Antiguo (Ciudad de Panamá-Panamá)
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Casco Antiguo (Ciudad de Panamá-Panamá)
Casco Antiguo (Ciudad de Panamá-Panamá)
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Habla Ya Panama

  • 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…
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  • Interview with Volunteer Director at Habla Ya Bocas del Toro
    If you’ve “liked” our facebook page, you may have seen our occasional job openings, either as a Language Travel Consultant or as a Volunteer Director and Front Desk Assistant. You may have wondered whether you fit the profile, or you may have a…
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  • Fun Things to Do in Boquete on Your Own | Day Trips in Boquete
    Boquete is a wonderful place to visit because there is SO much to do here. There are lots of excursions, where it’s recommended to have a tour guide (hiking, rafting, coffee tours, etc.), but there are also dozens of fun things that you can DO ON Y…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newplumbing services
    Do you need a plumber ?, I offer fast and quality work, warranty, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 62951462
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  • newlaptop, tablet & pc repair.
    Do you have a laptop, pc or tablet broken that nobody can fix, I can fix it. With original parts, one year warranty, I fix videogame consoles too: ps4, ps3, xbox one, xbox 360, wii u, wii, 3ds, ps vita, printers, LCD and LED tvs, Send Message to: bat…
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  • newFiber Intake = Reduced Risk of Death and Disease
    Fiber does not get enough Respect.The typical American eats only about 11…
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  • really puts things into perspective....including some ningers
    this video will blow your mind
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  • Flea Market Vendors Wanted
    Vendors needed for the next monthly flea market at Chiriqui Storage. If you have trash or treasures or unwanted household items, sell them at our flea market on Sunday, August 3rd. If you bring your own tables a space is only $5. If you want one o…
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  • Someone might be smarter than you
    There is always someone out there who is smarter than you are. You may think that you are on top of your game and smarter than the average person, but look around and you will notice these signs of intelligence if you are looking for them. Smart peop…
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  • Great article about AIB, soon to be published in the tourism magazines... sorry for the self-indulgent praise....
    Derek Pretto, one of the founders of Academia Internacional Boquete (AIB), reads from a tablet, his voice fighting the dull roar of conversation and occasional cackling laughter. It's the weekly pub quiz  and he is the quizmaster. “According t…
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  • Handyman and other services in Boquete
    NEED A PLEASANT ENGLISH SPEAKING........Handyman,install a bathroom,a ride to the airport or to the bus station,paint your home,an emergency,a Plummer,repaint your home,moving,chauffeur for a day,a…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newSomething nice for a change...

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  • newparachute
    I am interested in acquiring an old used parachute. We used to be able to get them  in the states. Has anyone ever seen them around here, maybe in David? Thanks!
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  • newInsect #2, what is it?
    Guessing it's a katydid but at first glance looked like a grasshopper.   Lots of interesting insects here, especially moths.…
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  • newFoster Home Needs Assistance

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  • newinsect
    Does anymore know what this is?
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  • newSee what I mean?
    Today, we can see the following unsavoury Discussion Headlines on the main page:$ 30K Reward for Information...8 ft Snake......meeting regarding murder of Stig PedersenRon McGrew Murder conviction...Follow-up on Ozzie, Bill...What are planes…
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  • newone room apartment needed for long term
    I am looking for a small, furnished or unfurnished,apartment. Just needs one bedroom large enough for 2 twin beds, and a bathroom, in or around alto or bajo boquete, priced around 250/month. I need to have it available by Aug 22nd, and at least one y…
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  • newMove to Boguete
    Hello - My husband and I are considering relocating to Boquete for two months in hope of immersing our children in spanish.  We are looking to do this in September and October.  My question, since we will only be there for two months we do not thin…
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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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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Palanca Singapore
Palanca Singapore
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Panama Canal Authority tugboat Pequeni
Panama Canal Authority tugboat Pequeni
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  • new6 Albarinos
    What’s one of the hottest grapes (and wines) right now? You say you haven’t heard of Albarino? A little background: albarino is a grape variety grown mostly in Spain in the Rias Baixas region; although it’s also grown in Portugal, Australia an…
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  • Look up tonight!

This week the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is in its prime. The Delta Aquarid shower favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, this means you are likely to catch a glimpse by taking a moment to look up at…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:54pm -
  • Confessions of a 20-Something Living in Coronado
    I get some weird looks when I say I live in Coronado. “But what do you….do here?” It’s a valid question. Coronado, though jam-packed with restaurants and rejuvenation, is almost entirely void of nightlife, clubs, and shenanigans- the societal…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:22pm -
  • Take your Golf Game to the Next Level with the Flightscope Trainer at Vista Mar
    Are you an intermediate to advanced golfer? Flightscope, a Golf Launch Monitor, can help improve your golf game. Flightscope is a golf swing analyzer and is the most advanced teaching aid and club-fitting tool on the market. For the past year, golfe…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:43pm -
  • Expats Kids in Panama
    Panama has long been recognized as one of the best places in the world to spend the golden years of life, and the traditional expat in Panama is often a retired one. However, more and more younger people are realizing the benefits of living in the t…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • Protecting Humpback Whales in Panama

    Two migrations of humpbacks whales occur in Panama annually, and the presence of these remarkable mammals draws spectators from all over the world.  The larger of the two migrations comes from the Southern hemisphere. This migration occurs between…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:36am -
  • Rotary Club of Playa Coronado to donate over 100 wheelchairs
    The Rotary Club of Playa Coronado has partnered with the Wheelchair Foundation, a worldwide organization within Rotary International, which provides wheelchairs, hope, mobility andfreedom to those in need. We here at the beaches have found a dire ne…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:50pm -
  • Off the Beaten Path - El Valle Restaurants

    - 14 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:19am -

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

Gongora Tricolor
Gongora Tricolor
- 68 days ago, 24 May 14, 10:03am -
Sobralia sp. (kerryae ? , especie no registrada para Colombia o mas probablemente Sobralia macrophylla) floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Sobralia sp. (kerryae ? , especie no registrada para Colombia o mas probablemente Sobralia macrophylla) floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- 70 days ago, 21 May 14, 10:01pm -
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
- 70 days ago, 21 May 14, 10:01pm -
Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- 70 days ago, 21 May 14, 10:01pm -
Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- 86 days ago, 5 May 14, 10:46pm -
Acercamiento a la flor de Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Acercamiento a la flor de Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- 86 days ago, 5 May 14, 10:46pm -

Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • Cleopatra
    We’ve lost our beloved Cleo 3 weeks ago. We think she was probably a victim of a boa that has been roaming in the area for some time. We will miss her dearly, she was a very sweet cat.The post Cleopatra appeared first on Sylvain's Colombian Adven…
    - 30 Jul 13, 1:58pm -
  • New eBook on Wide-Angle Photography
    I just downloaded this beautiful new eBook in PDF format. It is a very focused book with a narrow subject: Wide-Angle Macro Photography. Most macro-photography is done with lenses from normal to short tele, which allows you to isolate the subject fr…
    - 20 Nov 12, 10:14am -
  • PopSci Innovation of the year: Google Now
    Popular Science just named Google Now their Innovation of the Year. Like most people, I had never heard of Google Now, until last week that is, when I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). All of a sudden, my phone…
    - 14 Nov 12, 4:10pm -
  • Another nice article on Panama
    They describe 5 of the most popular places for retirement in Panama, each offering a very different lifestyle. 5 Retirement Places in PanamaThe post Another nice article on Panama appeared first on Sylvain's Colombian Adventures.
    - 18 Oct 12, 8:57am -
  • I am Canadian?
    Yesterday was Canada Day (July 1st, the anniversary of the country’s official creation) and many friends took the time to wish me a happy Canada Day as many also celebrated. But somehow that day didn’t feel as special to me as it used to do. I f…
    - 2 Jul 12, 2:39pm -
  • My very own StairsMaster 3D
    About 6 weeks ago I started walking the river trail every morning. Since the trail is about 70% stairs, it is quite the aerobic workout. While I liked the real stairs-masters, I hate working out inside on a machine, it is just boring and causes me…
    - 1 Mar 12, 1:59pm -
  • The Pain of Losing People Who Greatly Influenced Me
    Losing a parent, a sibling or a close friend is always difficult. I lost my younger brother in 1993 and I know that it feels like part of you has been torn out. But there is another type of people that I also find very painful to lose. These people…
    - 25 Nov 11, 10:52am -
  • Whale Watching in the Pearl Islands
    This week my wife and I went whale watching with 3 other couples in the Pearl Islands. This was almost a last minute thing as we were invited to replace another couple that couldn’t make it. Well, it turned out to be one of those unique life-alter…
    - 20 Aug 11, 12:47pm -

Step to Life

  • Untitled
    August in the San JoaquinThe corn’s been harvestedand the stalks stand tall and brown,crowded in rowslike surrendering soldiers.The cotton is thigh-highand the grapes are almost ripe.My father is buried hereamid the almonds and palms,the…
    - 8 Sep 13, 12:45am -
  • Buon Appetito - home cooked pizza in El Valle
    Lorenzo and Barbara of Buon Appetito pizzeriaLorenzo, Barbara and their little daughter Sara are an Italian family living in El Valle. They recently opened a home restaurant serving pizza and other Italian meals. It's called Buon Appetito. As y…
    - 11 Oct 12, 11:11pm -
  • Real Estate Attorneys for El Valle
    A few real estate attorneys were recently recommended on the El Valle forum.Christine, an American expat living in El Valle, says:We used Melissa Soussa's services for the sale of our house and were very happy with her. She was prompt and very profes…
    - 27 Sep 12, 1:16pm -
  • Notary Public in El Valle de Anton
    Someone recently inquired whether there was a notary public in El Valle. There is not. The nearest one is in Penonome, a little over an hour away.The Paginas Amarillas gives this listing:NOTARIA PRIMERA DE COCLÉ Cl Manuel Amador Guerrero Panamá,…
    - 13 Aug 11, 1:04pm -
  • New Health Foods Store in Coronado
    The Organica store in PaitillaA natural foods store called Organica, located in Panama City (in Paitilla) has been popular with the ex-pat crowd for some time. People often find products there that cannot be found in any other store in Panama, i…
    - 19 May 11, 3:15pm -
  • Preventing Mold During the Rainy Season
    Tea Tree oil is a pale yellow substance extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. It's an amazing substance that has antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral properties.Karyn Saunders of recently published a very us…
    - 19 May 11, 11:13am -
  • Puente Centenario is Closed for Repairs
    Puente Centario, one of two bridges over the Panama CanalThe Puente Centenario, which is the newer of the two bridges over the Panama Canal and was opened in 2004, is closed for repairs. Apparently large sections of the approach to the bridge w…
    - 14 Dec 10, 5:04pm -
  • It's Fer-de-Lance season, Watch Out!
    Fer-de-lance snake in the grass. The fer-de-lance is a venomous species of pit viper. Notice the characteristic diagonal stripes and diamond pattern. Bites MUST be treated with anti-venom, not merely antibiotics.Dr. Charlie Garcia cautioned rece…
    - 1 Sep 10, 12:52pm -

The Silver People Chronicle

  • newGetting 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 →
    - 17 hours 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 →
    - 16 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 →
    - 31 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 →
    - 41 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 →
    - 49 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 →
    - 62 days ago, 30 May 14, 6:52am -
  • At Last! We Got Housing!
    The next time I saw my two friends and biggest supporters who I knew as Big Red and Robinson, they implored me, like doctors with an urgent operation to do, “Did you see the man yet?” They meant for me … Continue reading →
    - 68 days ago, 24 May 14, 3:57am -
  • Stories Travel Back to Colon
    As was his custom, the Big Boss would come into the office and usually not talk to me. At first, I was put off by this although I didn’t show it. However, I had seen how envious the other men … Continue reading →
    - 74 days ago, 18 May 14, 5:10am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

Bus Station
Bus Station
- 40 days ago, 20 Jun 14, 10:28pm -
- 41 days ago, 19 Jun 14, 10:14pm -
Buena Mar...
Buena Mar...
- 45 days ago, 15 Jun 14, 8:13pm -
Panama City
Panama City
- 51 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 8:53pm -
Love snails
Love snails
- 53 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 4:32pm -
- 53 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 4:13pm -

Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newThe Frank Gehry’s Museum In Panama
    Last Sunday my wife and I drove over to La Calzada de Amador to take pictures of Frank Gehry’s Museum, still under construction, although you can visit it during Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Even though it was a dark, overcast day with cobalt…
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • Enhancing the Gear With a New Tripod
    In an effort to continue my self-education in the field of photography and enhance mi skills, I finally received a working tripod from Amazon last week.  This time everything went well and no legs fell of like the previous occasion.  As I mentioned…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 4:04am -
  • Acquisition of a Ballhead for a New Tripod
    After a long and tedious research on the Internet, I finally decided to acquire a tripod and its corresponding ballhead.  It was not an easy task, considering I’m not a professional photographer and the zillion of options out there.  Pinpointing…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 4:03am -
  • Cuddling Up the Tripod
    Several months ago (April 2014), I make the decision to buy a tripod to take pictures at night or at very low levels of light.  That has been one my graphic projects for a long time.  Panama City has a wonderful skyline which glows in the dark like…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:05am -
  • Red Drums
    There was another famous drummer whose name circled the globe many times over during the roaring sixties.  His name was Richard Starkey,  better known by his stage name Ringo Starr. In hindsight, I don’t know if he was famous for being a gifted…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 4:05am -
  • Fridge Magnets
    Many people use their refrigerator as the favorite water hole for the family’s communications system.  Under small magnets they leave the messages they want the family to acknowledge.  The fridge is like a very simple, no-nonsense, straight-to-th…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 4:02am -
  • Feliciano, The Gardener of El Bosque

    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:04am -
  • Flashbacks of Star Wars
    Last week my wife made a trip to Aguadulce to visit her relatives; one of them has cancer and requires close attention.  While she was gone I had to make my own breakfast.  Lunch and dinner were prepared beforehand and kept in the fridge to avoid s…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:03am -

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