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  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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.…
    - 6 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • River Polluted, Thousands without Water
    The primary source of water for Chitre and Las Tablas is contaminated. Health authorities warned area residents not to consume tap water after confirming high levels of the atrazine herbicide in the La Villa river, which supplies nearly 100,000 p…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 6:37am -
  • Martinelli Trip Abroad Wrap-Up
    During his five year’s in office, Ricardo Martinelli set a new record for presidential trips abroad. His trip to the Dominican Republic to attend a Central American Integration System summit on Friday marks his last as president, bringing the to…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 8:33am -

The Visitor

  • A free play for “Children’s Day”
    Conway, the department store, is celebrating Children’s Day (el Día del Niño) with free theatrical presentations of the “The Jungle Book” at its locations in malls throughout the City from Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, July 20. The Jungle Boo…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:49pm -
  • Romeo and Juliet, the musical, will benefit Darien’s children
    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…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:40pm -
  • In Boquete
    Strategies to safeguard the adventure tourists By Marijulia Pujol Lloyd Adventure tourism is increasing in Panama, especially in the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro. However, after the tragic deaths of two Dutch tourists, the number of vis…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:25pm -
  • Isthmian Update – Some of the news in Panama
    Tocumen expansion on track Work on the Tocumen International Airport expansion is in line with the original project schedule being carried out by the construction company, Norberto Odebrecht. The South Terminal master plan, covering 74,000 sq. meter…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:12pm -
  • Panama’s first Flamenco Festival
    The Gaitan Brothers and the Anita Loynaz Dance Academy have teamed up to bring to Panama the country’s first ever Flamenco Festival from July 24 – 27 at the National Theater in Casco Antiguo, with shows starting at 8 p.m. The festival serves to…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Rotary Club of Playa Coronado will 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 and freedom to those in need. According to the organizers, at the beache…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:51am -
  • St. Mary’s Church in Balboa turns 100
    On Sunday, July 20 a special mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Parish in Balboa, Ancon to mark the 100 years of its founding. The “Mass of Thanksgiving” will take place at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a theatrical presentation at 6 p.m.…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 11:41am -


  • 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Jun 14, 10:38am -
  • London Memories

    - 40 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 44 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…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 12:32pm -
  • Flower Child

    - 48 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 […]
    - 43 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 72 days ago, 12 May 14, 2:41pm -
  • Panama getting job done with Subways
    The first section of Panama's subway line opened just 2 weeks ago, but plans are already well underway for a second line. The initial project, which cost about $2 billion, is a 13.7 kilometer line, the first of its kind in Central America.The propo…
    - 93 days ago, 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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  • newgratis vídeos que te muestran como crear tu lista de subscriptores (panama)
    gratis vamos a entregarte un video curso que acabamos de comprar sobre como crear una inmensa lista de correos o subscriptores. es un curso completo en formato video. no querreras perderte este , es gratis y puedes accesar al curso al instante. v…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 2:57am -
  • Singer (Panama City)
    Singer (new to Panama) looking for more singers
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 5:52pm -
  • Colon-puerto lindo - san blas - cartagena (puerto lindo)
    Long time traveler willing to provide transport to Panama, San Blas Islands. Beautiful sailboat available that sleeps up to eight people. The ideal situation involves transporting you and a group of your friends/fellow travelers for this 3 day journe…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 2:02pm -
  • quieres exhibir en el distrito de arte de Miami (2294C NW 2nd Ave. Miami Forida)
    Querido artista, tenemos disponibles dos espacios en el Colectivo de Artistas de Espitia Gallery en Miami, para las exhibiciones entre Agosto y Noviembre de 2014; s estas interesado(a) envanos tu aplicacin. Esperamos te unas y puedas enriquecer co [.…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 2:34pm -
  • Eco care home creates unique interior (Panama)
    When the Fisher Partnership wanted a bespoke interior for their purpose-built care home, Whitby Court, they turned to Shackletons for seating and soft furnishings that would reflect the high standards of care and comfort the company is committed to p…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 9:56pm -
  • Female Boxer needs new home (Las Tablas)
    Female Boxer needs new home. Presently in multi dog home with brother and 3 other dogs. Needs home where she will be the only dog. Is OK with cats but not other small animals, will chase them, not necessarily attack. Needs adult home, teenagers OK, b…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 11:57pm -
  • Need to find homes for 2 white toy poodles (Las Tablas)
    Need to find homes for 2 white toy poodles. The female is 2 years old and weighs about 4 lb and the male is 5 years old and weight about 9 or 10 lb. They are so cute. Would prefer that they go together, but would consider separating. They have both b…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 11:56pm -
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  • newrelocation PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (Panama city)
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  • newOferta de préstamo de dinero
    Hola Señor / Señora, Yo soy un experto en particular posición financiera para hacer que una cantidad del préstamo que necesitan y con las condiciones que hacen la vida más fácil. aquí están áreas en las que pueden ayudarle a: * financiero…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:56pm -
  • newAutomobile Detailing/automóvil Detallado (We come to you!)
    Thorough Cleaning inside and out. Our mobile unit comes to you at work or at home. From a single personal vehicle to a fleet of taxis or buses to commercial vehicles such as buses and airplanes, contact us for a quote. Aromaniza has been doing busine…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:50pm -
  • newI am offering Home cleaning services (Ave Balboa, Marbella, Patilla, and more)
    Hi My name is Lilly Villada, I am Happily Married and have two children. I clean houses, apts, and businesses. I have been now for 1 year and looking to grow my client list. If your in need of my services, Please respond to this posting, I clean in A…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 6:13pm -
  • newExecutive Messeuse and cosmetolog$70/ Hr Introductory Offer)!!!! (Cangrejo )
    Ten years experience in message therapy, facialskin treatment, exfoliation, and full-service corporal therapy. Pamper your internal and external self! Hotel and residential service to greater Panama City, including the Banking District, Obarrio, Bell…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:43pm -
  • newEnglish language and vegetarian cooking (Panama city)
    I am an ex-pat from North America. I was an English teacher. I also did volunteer vegetarian cooking for large non profit organizations. I teach and prepare healthy, nutritious, vegetarian meals. I want to share my experience and services with some o…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:40pm -
  • newDrinking Too Much? Want to Stop? (Boquete)
    North American Quality Alcohol/Drug Rehab at Central American Prices! Serenity Vista is an English speaking program for those suffering from alcohol or other drug dependency. We are modelled around the 12 Steps, counselling and therapy, and holistic…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:14pm -
  • newA.S.A.P. Handyman (panama city panama)
    Air Conditioning Repair (sub-contracted to a 3rd party) Appliance Repair Bathroom Repair Ceiling Repair DIY Tips On Home Repair Door Repair Drywall Repair Electrical Repair Exterior Repairs Faucet Repair Floor Repair Furnace Repair Furniture Repair H…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:29pm -

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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:780619723ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
- 12 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:32pm -
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:814237…
- 12 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:08pm -
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:1169863…
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Panama and Colombia Travel - Colon - Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean - Canal - Things To Do
Panama and Colombia Travel - Colon - Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean - Canal - Things To DoPanama Destination Guide Bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Panama's key location between North and South America makes it one…
- 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 5:25pm -
The Panama Deception - US Invasion Of Panama
The Panama Deception - US Invasion Of PanamaThe Panama Deception The Panama Deception documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. Invasion of Panama; the events which led to it, the excessive ...From:EducateKnowledgeViews:3…
- 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:47pm -
Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)
Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD) Find us on the web:…
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    Espectacular apartamento en el edificio NAUTICA, frente al mar con hermosa vista, área social con piscina y sauna, consta de 2 recámaras mas den, 2 baños, precioso balcón, 2 puestos de estacionamiento, metros de construcción: 170 mt2, 2 años…
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    ID : 254Yoo panama is located in the heart of Balboa Avenue : a magnificent avenue bordering the Pacific Ocean and offers unparalleled views of the Bay of Panama , Panama City and the Panama Canal . It is strategically located within walking dist…
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  • newBeatiful House for Sale and rent n Dos Mares
    BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN DOS MARES El Dorado House hubicada Dos Mares, El Dorado! A one minute access to the North Corridor. Specifications: the house is located on the highest peak of two seas where the best views of the National Wildlife channe…
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  • newHermosa Casa **NEGOCIABLE** en Costa de las Perlas - Costa del Este
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  • newAVDA. BALBOA - DESTINY - 100 m2 - 1 REC - AMOBLADO - $1,300
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Panama Guide

  • newPrice Controls Cause 20% Increase In Other Products
    The savings of $58.00 per month promised by the President Juan Carlos Varela after price controls were implement is turning out to be another lie told during a political campaign, according to experts in the field of consumer protection. (mor ...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:48am -
  • newPanama Will Increase Transparency At Consulates To Reduce Corruption
    Panama's Vice President and Chancellor, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, presented a draft of a new law before the Cabinet Council meeting yesterday involving greater transparency of the Consular system, seeking to reform the functions Panama's ...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:24am -
  • newCopa Airlines to offer extra Panama flights during holidays
    Copa Airlines will offer more flights from Tampa to Panama City, Panama during the upcoming holiday season.The additional flights will run from Nov. 17 to Jan. 3, the airline said Monday."We're looking to go daily which is important for ...
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:50am -
  • new58% Of Panamanian Businesses Reporting Shortage Of Skilled Labor
    There are many people who complain about the lack of work at the national level; however, for some employers, the shortage of talent in the labor field is greater this year than last year. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide sub ...
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:30am -
  • PARLACEN Deputies Might Challenge Martinelli's Swearing-In
    The Central American Parliament Deputy Dorindo Cortez said Tuesday on RPC Radio they might nullify the inauguration of former President Ricardo Martinelli. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to th ...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:16am -
  • Henriquez: "We will respect the rights of prisoners"
    Panama's Government Minister Milton Henriquez acknowledged there are irregularities occurring inside of the country's prisons. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the ...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:53am -
  • Florist: "I was pressured by friends of the president to give up the land"
    César Segura, the florist who was granted an area of 5,700 square meters of land in Punta Paitilla revealed on Tuesday during an interview on Telemetro, that he have up his land in 2011 after reaching an agreement with the Btesh and Virzi group, ..…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:45am -
  • Only Four Of Varela's Cabinet Members Have Complied With Constitutional Requirements
    Public servants who failed to file a statement of assets within the time frame as established by the Constitution could face a judicial process that is punishable with imprisonment, explained experts in administrative law matters. (more)You' ...
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:26am -

  • 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

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 3:39pm -
  • Tomorrrow, 1 July 2014 is Inauguration day in Panama
    The entire government of Panama changes on 1 July 2014. A new President, new cabinet, new diputados, new alcaldes, new representantes, and over the next month expect chaos in most government offices as new political appointees many with no experience…
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  • Life as I saw it this past week, TGIF
    This past week showed a tragic ending to the search for Kris and Lisanne, the two missing Dutch women. Many of us in Boquete are truly upset by the outcome.  A backpack found in a river on the Bocas side of the continental divide lead to the discove…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • 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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  • On The Road Again
    If you’re thinking about moving or retiring abroad, nothing beats the first-hand experience of boots on the ground and actually experiencing the country. Sitting in a ballroom in an expensive Panama City hotel, or reading newsletters and publicatio…
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  • Cruise Ships to Panama Up and New Hope for Colon
    According to the Panama Tourism Authority, cruise ship arrivals in Panama increased 5.7% in the first five months of the year with 215,581 cruise passenger tourists, generating $27 million in revenue.  An average of 45,000 monthly cruise passengers…
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  • Refloating COSTA CONCORDIA

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  • This Could Get Interesting!
    Most of the time when a few guys get together to watch a BIG, BIG game … well it’s a little different if you are Pope and Pope Emeritus and the two teams from you home countries are going to … Continue reading →
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  • Revisiting Patriotism
    Sometimes I think that folks who live in the USA think that they are the only people in the world who are “really patriotic.” Come to Panama in November, the month of national patriotic celebrations, and the country is awash … Continue reading…
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • 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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  • The Happy Medium
    With ten hours to kill on my main flight I decide to read a bit of my Costa Rica Insight book. I find out that Costa Rica was dubbed The Land of the Happy Medium by an official at the World Bank and although it is classified in economic terms as a th…
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newExperience
    Fools learn from experience. Wise men learn from the experience of others.
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  • newMoving Sale:
    I received a request to post the following Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector – $450.00 (Used 3 times and did find some gold and a lot of beer tabs). 8.5”X11” PROformance Double-D submersible seachoil; Garrett ClearSound Easy Stow Headphones w/in-l…
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  • newSituation at Cable & Wireless
    I received the following email which may be of interest to C&W users. Don, Just want to inform you of a situation I recently had with Cable & Wireless – don’t know if it will be something you want to … Continue reading →
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  • Smiles
    Smiles are contagious; just smile at someone and see their reaction.
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  • Dropped My VPN for UNLOCATOR
    Yesterday I canceled my WITopia VPN renewal in favor of UNLOCATOR. Today, I received an email from WITopia providing me the reasons for continuing my VPN service. Here is the content of that email. Hello, I just wanted you to … Continue reading →…
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  • Men
    Of course men can multitask, we read on the toilet.
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  • Freedom
    There is a certain freedom in having nothing left to lose.
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  • Chiriquí Chatter Host Outage
    Over the last several days, CC has suffered several periods of down time. As soon as I realize that the site is not up, I submit a trouble ticket. I also post a notification o the CC Status Site to … Continue reading →
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YouTube Panama Canal

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:780619723ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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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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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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National Geographic Megastructures Panama Canal Unlocked
National Geographic Megastructures Panama Canal UnlockedSubscribe for more documentaries :-)From:TheYerayslViews:819718ratingsTime:47:01More inScience & Technology
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Island Princess: Panama Canal Cruise
Island Princess: Panama Canal CruiseRecorded December 5-20, 2010: My Island Princess cruise includes... 00:59 Tour of my stateroom 03:06 Sail away from Los Angeles 14:16 Day 2 - Captain's Welco...From:Hoosier Tim's Travel VideosViews…
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Panama Canal Full Transit in 5-minutes, Cruzando el Canal de Panama en 5 minutos
Panama Canal Full Transit in 5-minutes, Cruzando el Canal de Panama en 5 minutosThe Celebrity Infinity was making its way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal. This video was taken from a fixed position o...…
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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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Loquacious J by PanaJane

  • twothousandandthirteen
    I am not sad to see twothousandandthirteen ride off into the sunset on a speckled mare. I say, good riddance! It was a year of hard knocks and (wo)manning up. Putting on my big girl panties and not crying. Dealing with it. Realizing that women have i…
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  • auralgasms
    Currently obsessed with Orange Is The New Black. Can't stop watching it. Hitting the perfect point of pithy and soul punching. My type of show.Doesn't hurt that the lovely/talented Regina Spektor wrote the intro song. She also sings it. Badass bitch!…
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  • mental roadblocks and the sort
    It hasn't been all lollipops and rainbows. Parenthood, that is. It hasn't been smiles and gurgles and infinite jest. It has been grueling, difficult. Life changing, and perspective skewing. I have had to confront a lot of shit that I had locked up in…
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  • Untitled

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  • rosemary, baby
    You can call me the accidental gardener. I bought a rosemary plant a year or so ago. I planted it in the corner garden and then promptly forgot about it. I saw it whither down to a dehydrated stump during verano, all pitiful and sorry looking, and…
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  • Backyard Frenemies

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  • 8 months

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

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

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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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

  • 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…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 3:32pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 2:30pm -
  • 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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  • Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 2: Social Problems
    This is the second 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. The top 5 problems currently facing the Comar…
    - 49 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 9:51am -

Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newDog rescue story -- just take a few minutes to read. You'll feel better.
    (from ItGuest Blog by Audrey Spilker HagarI like to call myself a possimist.  No, I am not a…
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  • sale, trade property's on the USA for property in Chiriqui, Boquete, David.
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  • Table Tennis Tournament!

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  • Special Promotion and Announcement
    Click the link below for Cloud Forest Botanicals Special Seasonal Promotion and a Special Announcement. Applies to the Tuesday Market at BCP, the Medicine Way Trail Tours AND to online orders.If you are ordering online, http://cloudforestbotanical…
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  • Fully Furnished Home David- Price Now Reduced to $169,000
    My loss, your gain. This 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home is located the safe middle class quiet neighborhood of Villa Mercedes, where pride in ownership is the rule. Just a hop skip and jump from the PanAm highway, minutes to Pricesmart, hospital…
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  • News from Finca Santa Marta
    Good morning all,Kim and I are happy to be back at the farm.  We have many new things happening here and will keep you up to date via weekly emails (ask to be included if not already receiving them), this Ning blog, Facebook  https://www.facebook…
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  • Motorcycles...
    Question: Is a Canadian driver's license (endorsed for Class 6A - motorcycles) good for riding MCs in Panama?What's the cost for registering and insuring a 400-600 cc motorcycle?And finally - does anyone have experience with Chinese V-Twin machi…
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  • Floor sander/polisher/grinder for sale
    Almost new Clarke  floor Sander grinder polisher for sale with heavy duty Clarke Industrial motor made in in USA. Comes with over  $500 worth of sanding discs, grinding disks and new   polishing wheel. This is a commercial machine and alone costs…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:02am -

Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newImportant announcement!
    My Fellow *ningcompoops:Henceforth, it shall be my personal mission to insinuate myself into every single blog post about any and every subject, whether or not I have any personal knowledge or any significant and salient information whatsoever.T…
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  • newAmigos de Animales Needs Your Donations!

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  • newWindows 8.1
    Is anybody using this?  Is it horrible or great?  Is it hard to use?  I'm trying to decide, and the online opinions are very polarized.  Don't want to get stuck with a horror, or miss out on a good thing.Thanks for sharing your experience.
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  • newI need a room w/private bath for rent December - February
    Hola, Everyone!I'm new on here, so I'm not exactly sure how this site works, so please forgive me if I do something wrong!  Anyway, I'm looking for some help to find a room for a visiting friend. I actually don't live in Boquete (although I visit…
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  • newURGENT MEDICAL SITUATION! Need power inverter
    My husband is having respiratory failure and must be on the oxygen machine all the time. His oxygen level drops below the danger level if he goes off the oxygen. We have an oxygen concentrator that makes its own oxygen. However, I am concerned if we…
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  • newKris Kremer's parents return to Boquete
    For those that asked about the signs, Kris parents will be back in Boquete on Monday at which time we can discuss their strategy for removal.In the mean time I am taking up a collection for those that want to contribute to the condolence book we wil…
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  • newCalling All Hikers -- Wednesday's Hike
    Wednesday July 23rd we'll leave at 8:00 AM from across from CEFATI (the yellow visitor center at the top of the hill just before entering Bajo Boquete), drive to La Estancia and hike that loop. This is a moderately challenging hike level 7 for length…
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  • newFor Animal Lovers
    Rejoice with this story and have the tissues handy!
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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Palanca Singapore
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Panama Canal Authority tugboat Pequeni
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  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 12:50pm -
  • Off the Beaten Path - El Valle Restaurants

    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:19am -
  • New Direction for Spay the Strays
    Spay the Strays (STS) is a Panamanian non-profit organization. They are dedicated to reducing the stray dog and cat populations in the beach and mountain neighborhoods along the Pacific coast of Panama. The volunteer run group has been working in c…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 4:35pm -
    Some Handy Uses of the Spanish Verb Quedar, its Reflexive form Quedarse, and Using Quedar like a 'Gustar' Verb. Becoming familiar with the verb quedar, its reflexive form quedarse, and how to use quedar like a gustar verb, will improve…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 2:22pm -
  • Freedom TV Media Player
    Tens of Thousands of Movies, TV Episodes, Live TV, News and All the Sports you can handle are now available with the new media player-Freedom TV.There is a new media player called Freedom TV available in Panama. The Freedom TV media player is an e…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 10:26am -
  • Off Roading Playa Style

    1. Know your vehicle well. A true 4x4 with selectable high and low gear ranges is the best option for any off-roading and highly recommended.  You should not attempt to drive in sand or on the beach with a 2-wheel drive vehicle and should be very ca…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Comes to Coronado!
     The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has recently formed a new English speaking meeting group in Coronado.  Meetings are open to anyone who needs help to quit drinking alcohol.Many people have been able to stop drinking successfully by attend…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 11:15am -

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
- 60 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
- 63 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
- 63 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
- 63 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
- 78 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
- 78 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

  • 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 →
    - 8 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 →
    - 23 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 →
    - 33 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 →
    - 41 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 →
    - 54 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 →
    - 60 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 →
    - 66 days ago, 18 May 14, 5:10am -
  • Hoping for Sanity
    China’s mood didn’t change over the course of the next few days, however, and it was something I could not talk to her about- ever- during the course of our life together. Her sullenness would become an ordeal for me, … Continue reading →
    - 72 days ago, 12 May 14, 5:34am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

Bus Station
Bus Station
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Buena Mar...
Buena Mar...
- 38 days ago, 15 Jun 14, 8:13pm -
Panama City
Panama City
- 44 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 8:53pm -
Love snails
Love snails
- 46 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 4:32pm -
- 46 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 4:13pm -

Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newFlashbacks 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…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:03am -
  • Near to Each Other, But Distant and Isolated

    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 4:07am -
  • Stormy Clouds
    Two days ago at about ten o’clock in the morning, Mother Nature played a mischievous trick on us.  Suddenly, everything was quiet and still.  The temperature started to fall drastically and the sun disappeared, originating an unusual darkness at…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:03am -
  • Cellphone Addiction

    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 4:03am -
  • A Friendly Trio of Mac Employees

    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • Framing the Picture Upside-down

    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 4:04am -
  • Hunting for Flowers
    Residencial El Bosque is the neighborhood where we have lived since 1980—thirty-four years ago.  It has been our only home since we got married on July 12, 1980.  I was 33 and my wife was 35.  Looking back, it seems like a zillion years ago. Any…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 4:01am -
  • A Mannequin With a Touch of Class

    - 7 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 4:01am -

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