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  • newVarela Delegation Off to Europe
    President Juan Carlos Varela travels to the Vatican and Spain from September 3 to 9. He is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis on Friday before traveling to Madrid to meet with King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Other members of the off…
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 6:48am -
  • newMonster of Catatumbo Arrested in Panama
    A former Colombian paramilitary commander called the “monster of Catatumbo” was arrested last week in Panama. Armando Alberto Perez Betancourt, also known as Omega or Camilo, commanded 1,500 right-wing paramilitaries responsible for killi…
    - 18 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:34am -
  • newLaw to Reduce Property Tax on Table
    The National Assembly is considering a law that would reduce annual property taxes. Currently, owners pay a combined progressive rate of $1,362.50 for properties valued at $100,000 and $3,462.50 for $200,000 properties. If approved, the law wou…
    - 18 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:04am -
  • PTY Southern Terminal Costs More Than Expected
    Tocumen International Airport’s new Southern Terminal will cost $100 million more  for work not included in the original contract. These necessary additions include a bridge to connect the new structure to the airport, a redesign of the baggage sy…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:59pm -
  • Thousands of Turtles Born in Cambutal Every Year
    Some 35,687 turtles have been born over the last four years on the beaches of Cambutal in Panama’s Los Santos Province. According to statistics of the Tortu-Agro environmental group in the region, there were 20 nests with 1,321 baby turtles in 20…
    - 7 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 7:39am -
  • Third Bridge over Panama Canal on Track
    The construction of third bridge over the Panama Canal is 12 percent complete and should be ready in 2016 as planned. Designed by the China Communications Construction Company and Louis Berger Group in 2011, the four-lane, cable-stayed bridge is be…
    - 8 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 4:28am -
  • Tropical Cruises Announces Panama-Colombia Ferry
    Starting October 24, Tropical Cruises will launch ferry service from Panama to Colombia. The Adriatic, a 540-foot cruise liner, accommodates 1,000 passengers, 300 crew and 500 cars. Onboard amenities include three restaurants, a nightclub, a casino…
    - 11 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:37am -
  • Gang Hits Panama City Restaurants
    A group of criminals with extensive rap sheets held up at least 11 Panama City restaurants this month. Police say that the armed Panamanian gang’s modus of operandi is to arrive in rented cars and make off with the restaurant’s cash register…
    - 15 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:48am -

The Visitor

  • Pacific beach area

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  • A must stop on the way to the beach!
    Quesos Chela is a must-stop for those visiting the “interior.” Travelers love to drop by for their cheese, breads, sweets and beverages. They are especially famous for their cheese and meat empanadas. Here, tradition, love and passion for food co…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:34am -
  • Escape to Crater Valley
    If El Valle is Coclé’s natural capital, then Crater Valley is quite possibly its epicenter. The boutique hotel has seen three generations of the Herold family and is presently managed by Kathryn Herold González Revilla, founder of Panama Explorer…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:22am -
  • The airport that will create a city
    The province of Coclé, in the heart of the country, is experiencing a tourism boom thanks to its beautiful beaches with their luxurious hotels, mountains full of interesting flora y fauna and the small picturesque towns that can be found all over. H…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:57am -
  • Coclé, the destination that has it all
    The Coclé Tourism Cluster is a group of like-minded hospitality service providers that serves to promote tourism in the area. The cluster comprises hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, realtors and resorts. Members of the group recently organized…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:35am -
  • The world according to Vera
    Punto G Electronics is the Coronado-based shop owned by the irrepressible Vera Bucek, a Harlem-born spitfire who arrived here by way of Las Vegas. Vera’s boutique electronics and computer repair business is located just off the Panamerican Highway…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:37pm -
  • Clínica San Fernando Coronado, the best healthcare you can find
    The San Fernando Hospital Clinic opened a branch in Coronado a few years ago. It is one of the most complete private clinics of the region, offering technology, professionalism, comfort and the warmth that has characterized this institution for the…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 4:23pm -


  • newMy NYFW Travel Skincare Routine
    Viajar es por supuesto muy divertido y emocionante, así sea que regresas a tu ciudad favorita (hola, Nueva York!), si viajas a destinos nuevos, y si viajas por trabajo o por placer. De igual manera la agenda siempre está llena de cosas que hacer y…
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  • Felix Reopening: Part 2
    Mi segunda ronda de fotos de las festividades en Félix; ésta vez con la visita de Kelly Talamas durante su recorrido de Vogue En Vivo y el brindis de Polo Ralph Lauren. – My second round of photos from all the festivities at Félix this past week…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:16am -
  • Olive & Stone
    Otro más de mis looks de esta semana para los eventos de Félix B. Maduro: Blusa: DKNY de Félix Multiplaza Pantalones: Asos Zapatos: Giuseppe Zanotti Cartera: Zara Labial: Nars color “Heat Wave” Reloj: Skagen Fotos por José Castrellón – Ano…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 4:22pm -
  • Felix Reopening: Part One
    Algunas fotos de la semana de celebración en Félix B. Maduro de Multiplaza, recién remodelado y lleno de muchas cosas nuevas y lindas! Hoy viernes continúan las actividades con la visita de Kelly Talamas de Vogue México y Latinoamérica desde la…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:11pm -
  • Palazzo Palm Pants
    Este fue el look que usé ayer para la reinauguración de Félix Multiplaza. Pronto les comparto fotos sobre el evento! Blusa: Trina Turk de Félix Pantalones: Trina Turk de Félix Zapatos: Giuseppe Zanotti Cartera: Mrs. Jermyn Labial: Chanel Fotos p…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 3:02pm -
  • Chanel Supermarket
    Hace unas semanas pasé a conocer la nueva tienda Nina Concept Store en Obarrio. Amerita una larga y tendida estadía por lo cual me fui con un par de cómodas zapatillas Chanel de su colección Otoño Invierno 2014 –la famosa colección del superm…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:38pm -
  • What I Want: 07.16.2014
    Desde arriba hacia abajo: lentes de sol Wonderland modelo “Stateline”; sweater Coach de la colección Otoño 2014; perfume Chanel “Jersey” de la colección Les Extraits; shorts Tibi; esmalte de uña Chanel color “Eastern Light” de su cole…
    - 48 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…
    - 50 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:29am -

The Berry & The Fox

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

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The Panama Gringo

  • Bocas del Toro Province
    The Bocas del Toro Province in the northwest of Panama is a lovely bay dotted with islands covered with sandy beaches. The city of Bocas del Toro is at the southern end of Colón Island, which is just a short flight from either Panama City or San Jo…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 2:20pm -
  • Traditional Art – Panama City
    What’s so unique about Carpio Arte? Everything. Each piece is handmade according to the traditions of their Wounaan ancestors. Their specialties include hand woven baskets and masks, and carvings from vegetable ivory and Cocobolo wood.Cocobolo is…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 9:12pm -
  • Panama City Nightlife
    Looking for something hot to do tonight in Panama City? Well, maybe not actually tonight, a Monday night, but maybe Monday night, especially if you’re a gringo or gringa living in Panama City. Are you on vacation? Retired? If so, Monday night is t…
    - 43 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 92 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…
    - 99 days ago, 26 May 14, 2:00pm -
  • Maritime Week Panama 2014 – May 19-23
    Maritime Week Panama 2014Maritime Week Americas 2014 will be held in Panama, one of the greatest maritime centres in the world and right at the heart of some of the most exciting changes impacting the global shipping, port and bunkering industrie…
    - 12 May 14, 2:41pm -
  • Panama Will Build Second Subway Line
    The first section of Panama's subway line opened just 2 weeks ago, but plans are already well underway for a second line. The initial project, which cost about $2 billion, is a 13.7 kilometer line, the first of its kind in Central America.The propo…
    - 21 Apr 14, 6:28am -
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  • newViajar, ser voluntario, haz algo ya !!!! (St vincent)
    Viaja y trabaja como voluntario en San Vicente y las Granadias, Belice y Ecuador. Programas de seis y dieciocho meses que incluyen hospedaje, alimentacin, material de apoyo y certificado. Cultivo orgnico en nuestro huerto, reciclaje, proyectos comu […
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  • newHermoso BICHON-MALTESE busca novia (Paitilla)
    Hermoso Bichon Maltes busca novia.
    - 22 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:14am -
  • newaunmentar tus ingresos desde casa
    Sea su propio jefe. En Wildloving usted satisface, usted hace un montn de dinero. Todo es en lnea. Totalmente privado y seguro. Todo en la comodidad de su propia casa. Los modelos vienen en todas formas y tamaos. No se necesita experiencia. Debe t [.…
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  • 1996 Chevy Blazer (Bocas)
    1996 Chevy Blazer. Tiene llantas nuevas, filtro de aire, aceite, y gasolina nueva. Nueva sensor de oxygeno y distribuidora. Tiene stereo LG nueva. 138000 milas. Viene con porta maleta. Listo para viajar! Placas Mexicana, si ud lo nacionaliza antes de…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:57pm -
  • Information on Motorcycle Clubs in Panama (All)
    I will be moving to Panama in approx 10 mo. and want to know what if any MCs are in Panama- also if there are any (ex) US Military riders in country who are interested in joining an MC.
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 1:20pm -
  • The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips til at kommunikere
    Tips til at kommunikere bedre med dine medarbejdere Er du tilfreds med niveauet af kommunikation fra din agenturet ledere? Min organisation, partnerskab for Public Service, og Deloitte, for nylig analyseret regering-dkkende svar til tre medarbejde…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 10:33pm -
  • I am looking for a volunteering in exchange for accommodation
    Hello: I am a young guy from Nicaragua. Currently, I want to do something different in my life. I am tired of same routine. I want to know another culture, learn new things, meet new people. I am interested in realize a volunteering related with hot…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Aug 14, 10:42pm -

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  • newnew erotic boy (panama)
    new erotic guy offers his services and ultra passionate if you're abroad and those passing through erotic massage panama and want to take your stress just write me or call me or leave me a voice message
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:09pm -
  • newNeed Fast Cash? Pawn Your Car (Panama City)
    I give quick loans against your car. Just like a pawn. I give you the money and I hold you car until you repay the loan. Or anything of value. Contact me with your details if interested.
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  • newAdministracion De Vienes Raises (Miami, Fl )
    Admistramos Propiedades Residenciales y commerciales en Miami, Florida. Tenemos una basta esperiencia en el mercado inmobiliario en Miami. Compramos, Vendemos y Admistramos Propiedades Residenciales y Commerciales Nuestra esperiancia incluye: plaza…
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  • newCar Loans (Panama City)
    Car loans available in Panama. Loans can be made very quickly. Respond to this post for details.
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  • newCertified Translation Services (Panama)
    Certified Translation Services Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting Services Republic of Panama Call us at 507.6290.3468 (WhatsApp) or send us an e-mail.
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  • Receptores/inversores para proveedores/remitentes de empresas
    Se dispone para empresas proveedores de diferentes industrias, servicio de receptores/inversores, basicamente es transacción server to server en EBICS, la empresa proveedora debe ser remitente de fondos (sender) para receptores/receivers y cifras de…
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  • Certified Translation Services (Panama)
    Certified Translation Services Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting Services Republic of Panama Call us at 507.6290.3468 (WhatsApp) or send us an e-mail.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 5:30pm -
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    professional massage cervice by an expert masseuse, exellent cuallity Swedish massage combined with Shiatsu foot massage flesible shedule from 8 am, 11.30 pm, * in and ot call , Bi lingual , ( comtact, 6739 7177 . 6556 5401 , . $50 per 60 minutes ses…
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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:977260…
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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:11925561097ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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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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Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)
Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD)Matteo - Panama (Official Video HD) Find us on the web:…
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Panama - How We Feel
Panama - How We FeelGrab it now on iTunes: Follow Panama: Subscribe to our channel here: http://smarturl.i...From:Future ClassicViews:3117072788ratings…
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Panamá the Hidden Pearl between two Oceans
Panamá the Hidden Pearl between two OceansA video from Colibri productions.From:inpanamanowViews:166283840ratingsTime:05:31More inTravel & Events
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Encuentra24 - Real Estate

  • newCrystal Blue - Lindo apart - Via Espana
    Alquilo lindo apartamento 2 recamaras2 bañosbalcon1 estacionamientoArea social con piscinaSe alquila con aires acondicionados, ventiladores, calentador, extractor.Cerca de la ULACIT, colegios privados, Supermecados
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  • newAlquilo Excelente Oficina en Camino de Cruces
    Cómoda y funcional oficina ubicada en excelente Business Center con acceso a todos los servicios: recepcionista, internet, sala de conferencias, video, servicio de limpieza!!! Si esta buscando una oficina elegante, bien ubicada y a buen precio, Es…
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  • newPH Tower Bank Av calle 50
    Espectacular oficina en la zona de mayor influencia empresarial, cerca a Bancos, oficinas y demas servicios que requiere su empresa, sobre una de las vias principales de la Ciudad, a solo dos cuadras de una proxima parada de metro, con facilidades…
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  • newExclusive price for beautiful big apartment 352m2,3recamaras !
    Apartment is located in the upscale Marbella sector of Panama City,masterpiece on the ocean. Luxury, exclusivity and comfort are all words that describe what life is like here; whether we’re talking the many amenities close by or the great servic…
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    SE VENDE GALERA EN TOCUMEN DETRÁS DEL AEROPUERTOAcceso para hacer rampa hacia un lado ,2 oficina pequeña de 35 mt 800M2 + 250 DE TERRENO 10 M DE ALTURA 2 BAÑOS210 MIL
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    Bonito apartamento en San Francisco Bay2 recamaras2 bañosestudiocalentadorPiscinalobbyseguridad1 estacionamiento SE ALQUILA VACIO ***** Alquiler: B/. 1,100 Llamar : 6695 6930 LEONCIO TEJADA
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  • newPH Oceania Punta pacifica
    Proyecto de Oficinas AAA, ubicado en la zona de excelencia para grandes multinacionales y marcas, oficina de 1000 mts2 o 700 Mts, ubicada en la Torre 1000, con 54 niveles y 12 elevadores de alta velocidad, lujoso lobby, fachada de vidrio Thermopan…
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:57pm -

Panama Guide

  • Rumor (Denied): Has William David Holbert "Wild Bill" Committed Suicide? (No, He's Fine)
    Update: Yesterday afternoon a reader sent me an email regarding the rumor that William David Holbert had sup ...
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  • Gioconda Torres de Bianchini - Waiting For A Decision From The Supreme Court
    The National Assembly Deputy from the Panameñista political party Luis Barria said the Supreme Court of Justice should issue a ruling in a timely manner, regarding the status of the Comptroller General, Gioconda Torres de Bianchini. (more)Yo ...
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:46am -
  • Four Killed In (Drug Trafficking Related) Traffic Accident
    Four people died during the early morning hours on Saturday in the community of San Juan, in the district of San Lorenzo, Chiriqui province, after the truck in which they were traveling collided with another car, from which the occupants fled. (m ...
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:32am -
  • Juan Carlos Varela Will Travel To Vatican To Meet The Pope
    Pope Francis will receive Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in an audience next Friday, September 5th, the Vatican confirmed Monday. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts ...
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:05am -
  • Cocaine Discovered In Shipping Containers - Bound for Europe
    The National Police confiscated 80 kilos of cocaine hidden in two different shipping containers, in a port in the province of Colon. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can s ...
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:57am -
  • Construction Workers Close Streets In Protest
    Construction workers who are building the new Russian embassy returned again to close both lanes of the Avenida Manuel Espinosa B. in Panama City, demanding payment in arrears for the past three pay periods. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall ...
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:51am -
  • Jaime Alemán Resigns After A Wave Of Criticism
    Jaime Alemán, the nephew of Minister Álvaro Alemán, who was appointed by him as an executive assistant in the Office of the President, submitted his resignation following a barrage of criticism from various "civil society" groups who rejected thi…
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:43am -
  • Former Labor Minister Cortés Charged With Embezzelment
    The State of Panama paid about $25,000 in per diem to cover travel expenses of the former Labor Minister Alma Cortés and a group of delegates to participate in an event sponsored by the International Labor Association - but the problem is the ...
    - 2 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 10:27am -

  • 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

  • newEscape the ghetto by learning Spanish
    In 1966 I took my first stab at learning Spanish. The effort was for a mandatory year of language so I could get a Bachelor of Science degree. My instructor, a gentleman from Venezuela tried to engage me, he failed and I almost failed too. I squeaked…
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  • Dr Daniel Daves and Tracy Daves, Welcome to Boquete
    You announced yourself subtly asking on BoqueteNing asking for advice of many types to help you settle in to your new home.  Then  within moments of arriving you are writing about life in Boquete. Many people who live in Boquete write about their e…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 12:15pm -
  • Tuesday Talk: Sorry but I hate PseudoScience
    My opinions get me in trouble often and I admit to being ignorant in many areas. It has been forty five years since I received a BS in biology.  I stopped teaching anatomy and physiology in 1969 so I am not an expert in the field of cellular nutriti…
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  • Getting an Electrocardiogram in Boquete
    Sometimes I share personal things on this blog that others would not share,  my purpose is educating people not exposing the errors of my youth. Today I needed an Electrocardiogram (EKG).  Faced with the prospect of going to David I decided to see…
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  • The Flooding in Cerro Punta
    Are we doomed to repeat flooding and death on a regular basis? It is reported that the floods just over the mountain from Boquete, in Cerro Punta have taken eleven lives. They have also taken three bridges and roads, the bridges and roads can be repl…
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  • Touching fantasy with reality
    I have been a resident of Boquete Panama for eight years.  Shortly after arriving I wrote a series of posts on request. I called them Panamania. They are about the expat experience, the why, the how and my personal adventure moving from Tucson, Ariz…
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  • Todays Tuesday Talk by Mike Petersen
    I was surprised at the low turnout for todays Tuesday talk. The topic, Understanding our universe from the very large to the very small, was enticing. The presentation was stimulating and the people who were in attendance learned something. I learned…
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  • Tuesday Talk: The Entertaining Internet
    If you were at the BCP Tuesday for the presentation you will find the video on Calibre and several links we discussed in the presentation. Hopefully this will help those of you who wondered what I was going to discuss but could not attend. Here are t…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • Prison Nightmares
    There are expats who will ask, “So, what do the state of Panama’s prisons have to do with moving to Panama, or our somewhat privileged lives in Panama? What’s it to me? They’re criminals: lock ‘em up and throw away … Continue reading →
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  • Panama’s Pensionado Discounts: Worth it on airfare?
    The Panama Pensionado discount program is an often-touted reason to consider an expat retirement lifestyle in Panama. This program was developed for Panamanian retirees, not expat retirees, although Panama generously allows expat retirees who have pe…
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  • Plastic
    Whether it’s plastic bags at the super market, tons of unnecessary packing materials accompanying anything you buy on-line, Styrofoam cups or the waste of foam building materials, plastic bottles … you name it, it’s all accumulating and swirlin…
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  • The Panama Canal Still Returns Benefit to The US
    Yes, the US returned the Canal Zone and the Panama Canal to the people of Panama.  And the US is till the number one customer of the Panama Canal  And, yes, according to the terms of the second Torijjos-Carter Treaty, … Continue reading →
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  • Back Home: A Changing America
    Having just been “back home” in the US, I can report that it’s still the same.  But I do wonder what kind of country I will be leaving my grandkids. It’s easy to hear expats in Panama complain about life … Continue reading →
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  • A Different View of Panama
    If you are thinking of “escaping” to Panama, not just because it’s such a beautiful country with what may be a better, and perhaps even less expensive lifestyle, but because you are trying to escape the long arm of the … Continue reading →
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  • Happy 100th Canal de Panama!
    We live in a throw-away society. How long does your toaster work? How long do you keep any electronic device? Use it … works a while then quits, and you throw it away. Yet here is this engineering marvel that … Continue reading →
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  • A snake in my blanket! No s*#*!!
    Well, that was a first! Yes we have snakes in Panama, about 127 species only 20 or so of which are poisonous, however a few of those are amongst the most deadly.  So we live with snakes.  Once in a … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • Panama Winter 2009
    My trip to Panama almost didn't get a blog but not because it wasn't amazing but because it wasn't over a school break. I took a week off in February from school. The way I remember it was this. Coburn who at the time was a friend of a friend said I'…
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  • Slightly Disappointed as much as one can be in Paradise
    It was our last few hours in Haiti. Four am wake up call 430am moto ride up to the normally one hour trek uphill it wasn't a smooth ride. In fact there was nothing smooth about it. Someone had the bright idea of loading 3 passengers on a small bike.…
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  • Panamaaaaax
    Nous navons pas post darticles depuis plusieurs jours alors voici un resum de notre petite semaine de folie au... PANAMA Nous avons parcouru 3 sites larchipel de Bocas del Toro sur la cte Atlantique Panama City et les Iles San Blas. Bocas del Toro e…
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  • Seawater Swimming Swimming pool Equipment The "Ecofriendly" Option To ChlorineBased Pool Systems
    For a number of years now there has actually been a recurring difference of opinion where salt water swimming pool devices are worried and how they compare with chlorinebased swimming pool systems. If truth were told both systems have advantages and…
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  • Helen eats the world part 2 Central America
    I had planned on doing a food blog for each country we visited but after Mexico I found it hard to get excited about the food of the rest of the countries in Central America. Now that we have reached Peru my senses have been reawakened and I have bee…
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  • Panamania
    Getting into Panama As we are flying out of Panama City the day after the Easter weekend we thought it would be safer to head straight there rather than risk getting stuck somewhere with no buses running. We were right to do so. With only a one day s…
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newParadise
    Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, and paradise is when you have none.
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  • Choices
    You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours. (Colin Powell)
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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting- Panama Province
    Ambassador Jonathan Farrar invites interested U.S. Citizens in Panama Province to a Town Hall Meeting When: Wednesday, September 17th Where: Ambassador’s Residence Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please register:…
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  • Flaws
    Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
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  • Out With the Old – In With The New
    In the past, to park in David, you bought parking cards. They were 10 cents for thirty minutes. Now I see that parking meters are going in. I think they will require 25 cents per unit of time, but I … Continue reading →
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  • A Wish
    May every day of your life be worse than the next.
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  • Misprint
    Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. (Mark Twain)
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  • iRobot Braava at PanaFoto
    Someone had asked if I bought my iRobot Braava in David. I didn’t, but I saw it today in PanaFoto.
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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:11925561097ratingsTime:03:57More inTravel & Events
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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- BBC Documentary
National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC DocumentaryNational geographic national geographic 2014 national geographic documentary documentary documentary 2014 documentaries documentaries 2014 bbc documentary di...From:HD D…
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Panama Canal : Documentary on Building the Panama Canal (Full Documentary)
Panama Canal : Documentary on Building the Panama Canal (Full Documentary)Panama Canal : Documentary on Building the Panama Canal (Full Documentary). 2014 The documentary you will see here along with the other documentaries on this...Fro…
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Panama Canal
Panama CanalRecorded December 14-15, 2010. Contents: 00:25 Ship traffic through the Miraflores Locks recorded from the observation deck on December 14, 2010. 17:43 Retur...From:Hoosier Tim's Travel VideosViews:411118617ratings…
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Panama Canal | PBS America
Panama Canal | PBS AmericaPanama Canal - premieres 10.15pm, Tuesday 19 November on PBS America (Sky 534 | Virgin Media 243 | On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal ope...From:PBSAmericaViews:91758ratingsTi…
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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

  • Tax Havens: Here Are the World's Top 5
    According to Bloomberg TV the top 5 are:1) Switzerland2) Channel Islands3) Caribbean4) Hong Kong SAR5) USAShare |
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  • Panama joins Argentina and Turkey in FATF Grey List
    High-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictionsImproving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 27 June 2014Paris, 27 June 2014 - As part of its on-going review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has to date identified t…
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  • Panama: The Way
     This programme uncovers the real Panama, bringing both tourism and business opportunities to life. Explore new cultures and find exciting new discoveries and watch how modern infrastructure and innovative new developments are creating a land of t…
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  • Debt collection in Panama
    What happens to those outstanding debts owed to your company? Are these lost forever? Often companies simply write off the debt collection, without ever thinking about pursuing the money owed. What is your company’s plan of action? Let’s firs…
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  • Setting up shop in Panama
    Setting up shop in PanamaThings to think about when setting up a business in Panama.Share |
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  • The Moral Case for Tax Havens
    This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video demonstrates that low-tax jurisdictions offer millions of people around the world a safe haven from tyrannical and oppressive government. For this, and many other reasons, there is a powerful…
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  • Panama enacts regulations and tax credits for solar energy production
    Panama has currently a number of regulations in force in order to offer tax incentives for the construction, operation and maintenance of solar power stations or installations.   The main one is Ley 37 of 2013, which sets out the tax incentive…
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  • 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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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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Panama City's skyline at dawn
Panama City's skyline at dawn
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Isla Grande, Panamá
Isla Grande, Panamá
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

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

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

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  • 8 months

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

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

Comes and Goes
Comes and Goes
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ecuador parade ferry street newark nj
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ras baraka, consul jessica escala
ras baraka, consul jessica escala
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un nuevo dia
un nuevo dia
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Pink Cigar
Pink Cigar
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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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~ Chau Número Tres ~
~ Chau Número Tres ~
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Flickr Global Photo Walk: Street Art Casco Viejo Panamá Edition!
Flickr Global Photo Walk: Street Art Casco Viejo Panamá Edition!
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Habla Ya Panama

  • Meet Tally and Her Happy Ending
    Tally is our newest family member and now the official Habla Ya Bocas mascot. She is also the cutest thing I have seen in a long time, and since she shares most of my work days on or under my desk nibbling at my feet, I felt it would be cool sharing…
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  • 50% Off Spanish Lessons for Panama Residents | September Expat Course
    Wouldn't it be great if you could speak Spanish and really understand your Panamanian neighbors and local members of your new community? Your life in Panama will be so much richer if you can speak and understand the Spanish language (and a lot less f…
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  • Are there Gyms in Boquete? Where can I Excersie? Any Fitness Classes?
    Are you worried about how you'll keep in shape (or get into shape) when you come to study Spanish with us in Boquete? Don’t be! The options for working out in Boquete are endless (for info about gyms and where to workout in Bocas del Toro click her…
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  • What do Panamanians Eat Traditionally? | Typical Meals in Panama
    Unfortunately Panama is not known internationally for it’s cuisine. That’s a shame because the food is actually very delicious and made with fresh local ingredients and flavors. Fresh ingredients are a keystone of Panama's cuisine It’s hard to…
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  • Our 4 Favorite Mid-Range Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Boquete, Panama
    In Boquete we're lucky to have so many excellent mid-range hotel options. If you are looking for a comfortable stay, in natural settings, with staff who will go above and beyond to make your trip a truly memorable one, look no further than these four…
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  • Interview with Don Tito from La Milagrosa Coffee Farm in Boquete
    Out of all of the coffee farmers in Boquete, Sr. “Don Tito” Hector Vargas' is my absolute favorite. Tito is a native Chiricano farmer, which means he has all the charm in the world mixed with just the right amount of pride. Considering the succes…
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  • CONGRATS: 27 Participants got their World Cup Semifinal Predictions RIGHT!
    It has been a couple of very exciting weeks for those who participated in our contest to win a 2-week Spanish immersion vacation in Panama (we're giving away 2 weeks of lodging in Panama, tours, Spanish lessons + $250 in cash). Even though there were…
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  • Fun Nightly Activities in Boquete | Nightlife in Boquete, Panama
    Ok, I’ll be completely honest. Boquete's nightlife will lose if compared to what goes down in Bocas del Toro... by far (just check out these videos about nightlife in Bocas del Toro)... BUT that doesn’t mean that we’re completely boring in Boqu…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newWatching TV in Boquete
    We will be retiring in Boquete soon and were wondering if anybody can tell us about how to get TV channels there, like for example CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, TNT, USA, etc., etc,? Either via cable TV or satellite, or any other means?Any info will be greatl…
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  • newThe Occupancy Permit
    The Occupancy permit is the last step in order to live in your new house.  First, you have to coordinate a Municipal inspection by the Municipal Engineer and provide the next documents:Written request for the occupancy permit directed to the……
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  • TaiChi @ BCP
    Tai Chi classes continue to grow at the BCP...with new students all the time,some with, some with NO EXPERIENCE !  All are welcome. . .Come try donation. Every Monday & Thursday from…
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  • El Gallinazo on Rash of Restaurant Robberies
    The first column is quoted from El Gallinazo as of Thursday Aug 21 14:29:52 EDT 2014 The second column is from machine translation sites. The third column was prepared by a gifted amateur.Notes and Disclaimers follow.…
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  • Organic Vegetables on Tuesday
    Hello,This week (Tuesday Sept. 2nd) in front of the Tica Bar at the end of road over the bridge from town diagonal from the BCP,  we will have the following organic grown items available:Sweet Corn (really!!) (priced by size)Broccoli  $2.25 per pou…
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  • BJBF2015 greets Silver Sponsor Mike's Global Grill
    The Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival welcomes Mike's Global Grill ( ) in Boquete as a Silver Sponsor to the 2015 festival! Owners Heidi & Michael Rehm will donate $1500 plus f&b for musicians and volunteers working at the two jam…
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  • Finca Santa Marta Organic Produce and More
    Our goal at FSM is to provide you with the freshest organically grown produce available in Panama. 95% of the fresh produce we sell is grown on our farm in Santa Marta.  If you receive something that is not to your satisfaction, please let us know…
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  • GM Dengue mosquito release in Brazil not working
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newCalling All Hikers -- Wednesday's Hike
    Wednesday Sept 3rd we'll leave at 8:00 AM from San Francisco Plaza, drive to Palmira and hike the road or loop, depending on the trail condition. This is a very enjoyable hike with great views on gravel road (and trail if we do the loop). It's level…
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  • newFood Box close today
    Hello to all, just to let you know Food Box will be close today during the afternoon. Thanxs and have a gooodddd dayAbdul and Jhayat
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  • newLooking for 25-30 ft of 6 ft high chain link fence and possibly someone to install.
    Hi, Looking to buy 25-30 ft of 6 foot high chain link fence and possibly an installer to complete dog and cat play area. Fence will go against concrete on one side and more fence on the otherThank you,
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  • 2008 Hyundai Tucson 4X4. and 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
    2008  Hyundai Tucson 4X4.  88.000 Miles = 142.000 Kms..  Professional maintained. Tinted and electric windows CD with USB , manual, Power brakes, power steering, Very Clean, perfect shape.     $ 8.900   O.B.O.Also 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer…
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  • Donations for the Animales Venta de Patio
    Look for Alicia tomorrow at the TMM parking lot in the silver Hilux.The event is Sunday Sept 14 at El Cacho gym behind the Terpel station just out of town.Drop off your donations for this much anticipated event!
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  • Price Smart/ Swanson Chicken broth
    Swanson Chicken Broth has not   been available the last couple of times I have been to Price Smart .Saturday they had powder chicken broth ,not the same. If we all ask the manager when we go they will bring it in. This has happened in the pastTh…
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  • Looking for-PlastiKote Rust Converter
    Anybody seen it in Boquete or David? Thanks :-)
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Flickr - Panama Canal

Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary
Panama Canal's 100th Anniversary
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Star First
Star First
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NYK Daedalus
NYK Daedalus
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Palanca Singapore
Palanca Singapore
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  • newOcean to Ocean Bicycle Ride
    On a Thursday afternoon I ran across an article about a coast to coast bike ride, from Panama’s  Atlantic to the Pacific, 86kms/53miles, coming up the following Sunday…how cool is that! The idea got me excited, what a great way to see this beau…
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  • Happy Ocean Month Panama!
    “Unless someone like you, 
cares a whole awful lot, 
nothing is going to get better, its just not.” – The LoraxJoin the Community Beach Clean-up this Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. leaving from the Coronado Beach Club. For more info contac…
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  • A message from the Coronado Hospice and Respite Foundation
    The Coronado area has quickly become home for many retirees from outside the country.  As in areas such as Panama City and Boquete, where we also have a high concentration of expatriates, these people are aging and require a plan and a system of su…
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  • Wheelchair Project Benifit Concert
    Tomorrow, Wednesday August 27th, Bobby Henderson & John July will be performing at Picasso fundraising for the Playa Coronado Rotary Club Wheelchair project. In a joint effort with the Rotary Club and the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation, the benefit…
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  • Police Volunteering with Spay the Strays
    Today Dr. Alexis, special police and police dog veterinarian, was one of two acting vets at the Spay the Stays clinic in Las Lajas. Dr. Alexis was accompanied by Eliecer, fellow police officer and soon to be vet technician. Eliecer was at the clinic…
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  • La Dorada El Valle
    This weekend marks the end of Golden Frog week in El Valle, but it is not too late to get involved in the festivities. Join walkers and runners on a 5 or 15k walk/run on Sunday, August 24. The 15k departing at 7:00 a.m. follows an intense route, re…
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  • Canadians becoming Citizens of Panama
    Robert Brown and Yolanda Van Der Kolk have recently passed the exam to become citizens of Panama. They are now awaiting the final steps to make their citizenship official - President of Panama’s signature and an official swearing in ceremony.Bec…
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  • Dining Delights in the City
    QUOTE:  “Pull up a chair, take a taste.  Come join us [in the city].  Life is endlessly delicious.”  --Ruth ReichlTraveling to the city is an adventure including the drive itself.  Once you arrive, the dining options are incredible, so we…
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Cooking Diva

Panama Travels

  • Where To Invest in Panama? Follow Canadians & Surfers
    Canadians & Surfers — deal finders!In nature, there are interesting indicators of future events.  Animals behave oddly prior to a natural disaster, certain bugs in your garden can indicate a good harvest, red sky at night = sailor’s delight, an…
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  • Top 10 Bars in Panama City, Panama
    the cave bar at Relic is among Panama’s most uniqueMy buddy Charlie is often quoted as saying, “Sorry for partyin’!”  You see, Charles has what I like to call a penchant for fiestas. When it comes to the PTY nightlife scene, Charlie is the…
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  • Best Restaurants in Panama City, Panama
    Panama City has an emerging culinary sceneLooking for somewhere great to eat while in Panama City, Panama?  I asked a few of my “foodie” friends if they’d provide me a list of their favorite culinary haunts in PTY.  Here’s the short list:…
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  • How To Leave Panama City, Panama By Car
    Exiting Panama City, Panama via rental car can be difficultEscaping the maze that is Panama City via rental car is one of the biggest challenges facing a first time visitor to Panama.  Streets aren’t well marked, the path to the Bridge isn’t cl…
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  • 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…
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  • ATP Inaugurates Flight to Pedasi Panama
    Tourism Minister Salome ShamahThe Panama Tourism Authority and Aeroperlas held a joint press conference this past Friday to inaugurate the flights to Pedasi.  ATP head Salome Shamah was in attendance, along with Pedasi area investors and Aeroperlas…
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  • Panama Tourism Minister Assists With Flights to Pedasi
    Panama Tourism’s New Top Boss, Salome ShamahToday I had a very positive meeting with Salome Shamah, Panama’s new Minister of Tourism (ATP).  Also in attendance were Adolfo Linares (head of Panama Chamber of Commerce), Rolando Pereira (Aeroperla…
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  • Pundits Offer Panama 2010 Predictions
    what surprises does 2010 hold for Panama?I asked a few friends and fellow bloggers for their predictions for Panama in 2010.   Here’s a compilation of their opinions, which are as varied and colorful as my uncle Doc’s 8 kids.Sam Taliferro, Re…
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Flickr - Orchids of Panama

Brassavola nodosa on Spondias purpurea
Brassavola nodosa on Spondias purpurea
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Gongora Tricolor
Gongora Tricolor
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Sobralia sp. (macrophylla ? , esta planta en particular se parece mucho a Sobralia kerryae de Costa Rica y Panama, una especie no registrada para Colombia, pero es mas probablemente Sobralia macrophylla) floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Sobralia sp. (macrophylla ? , esta planta en particular se parece mucho a Sobralia kerryae de Costa Rica y Panama, una especie no registrada para Colombia, pero es mas probablemente Sobralia macrophylla) floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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Flor enorme (para este genero) de Trigonidium insigne in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Flor enorme (para este genero) de Trigonidium insigne in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pedregal con Trigonidium insigne floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Pleurothallis (seccion Acronia) titan, floreciendo in situ, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

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

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

  • A Change of Plans
    After the incident with my neighbor, I was left feeling vulnerable and somewhat shaken and I began planning to leave the area with my wife and baby.  Disillusioned now with my entire experience I started devising how I would leave … Continue readi…
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  • You’ll Kill Him Juni!
    I soon gained the advantage over my attacker for I had proven to myself to be stronger than he was. While doing the tug of war with him I now saw real fear in his eyes. His posture had changed … Continue reading →
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  • What’s With the Neighbor?
    During this time that I had some money stashed away in my pocket, that I had been keeping for our upkeep for another couple of weeks. I had considered using it for leaving Bocas to return to Colon and, from … Continue reading →
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  • Getting Along With Baseline Neighbors
    The policeman and I walked along in silence until we got back to my room, picked up the money I had so carefully saved away for weeks and left again for the long walk back to the Corregiduria. During the … Continue reading →
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  • 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 →
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  • 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 →
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  • 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 →
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  • 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 →
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Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

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