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  • newPanama: High Risk for Money Laundering
    Panama did not rank well on the 2014 Basel Anti-Money Laundering list which evaluates anti-money laundering standards, institutional capacities and transparency in the financial and public sector. The index, published by the Basel Institute on Go…
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:51am -
  • newBan Ki Moon is Coming
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will attend the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10 and 11. President Juan Carlos Varela made the announcement from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. The summit,…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 7:09am -
  • Texas Fugitive Arrested in Panama
    Alexander Emil Ross, age 66, was arrested in Panama and deported to the United States on January 9. He had been on the run for since 1998, where he was allegedly practicing dentistry without a license in Texas and sexually abusing his child patients…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 6:44am -
  • Copa Airlines Moves in On Panama-David Route
    Copa Airlines now offers two daily flights between city of David and Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport. The route between the capital and the western province represents 51% of local traffic, and was used by 149,724 passengers last yea…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 6:39am -
  • President Martinelli’s Intelligence and Security Consultants
    The administration of former President Ricardo Martinelli spent at least $4.6 million on intelligence gathering and surveillance training, according to Ministry of the Presidency records. The beneficiaries included M.L.M Protection Ltd. and Command P…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 6:39am -
  • Panama Public Debt Update
    Panama closed out November with over $18 billion in public debt. According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, this represents a decrease of $83.1 million compared to the previous month, but $2.36 billion more than the balance at the end of Novem…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:02am -
  • New Construction Permit for Hotel Central
    The Mayor’s Office has issued a new construction permit to the Spanish developers of Casco Viejo’s Hotel Central. Work on the remodel was suspended in October because the project  had not transferred the construction permit from Canval Panama…
    - 55 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 5:55am -
  • Panama Crime Series, Part 100
    Police break up “Kill the Nasty” gang - Early Tuesday morning, police raided the Kill the Nasty gang, based out of Street 17 in Rio Abajo and linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Main gang leader Jorge Zurita, also known…
    - 69 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:27am -

The Visitor

  • A grand fair to celebrate a humble fritter
    Almojábano Festival in Dolega A curious district-wide fair is taking place this week in the province of Chiriquí which pays tribute to one of the region’s little-known delicacies, the “almojábano,” a bite-sized cornmeal fritters. The annual…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 12:30pm -
  • The Blarney Stone unveils its exclusive micro-brewed beer
    The Blarney Stone, Panama’s authentic Irish pub, is hosting a special food and beer tasting event this Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. at which time they will unveil the latest Casa Bruja beer that will be sold exclusively at the Irish bar and eater…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 10:30am -
  • A taste of the Alps in Coclé
    Nadège & Christoph are a French couple with a penchant for travel. They were enchanted so much by Panama, they left behind their residence in Annecy, a small village in the Alps, to create the Villa Botero by Casa Mojito Bed and Breakfast. Villa Bot…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 8:30am -
  • Week in Review – Vol. 21#4
    All that glitters Panama’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI) communicated its decision to Petaquilla Gold, for it to “administratively resolve issues related to contractual obligations of the concession mining project of Molejón.” Pet…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 8:30pm -
  • The Afro-Antillean Museum announces new board
    In a ceremony that took place in the Torres de Alba hotel, the Afro-Antillean Museum announced its new Board of Directors for the period 2015-2017. The act was presided over by the director of Panama’s National Institute of Culture (INAC), Mariana…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 6:30pm -
  • French Embassy seeks youth candidate for Paris climate talks
    The French Embassy in Panama is seeking a Panamanian candidate to participate in the LabCitoyen program taking place in Paris from July 15 – 25. LabCitoyen, a program led by the French Institute in Paris, gathers young Francophones from around the…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 4:30pm -
  • CAMTUR’s new Board of Directors
    CAMTUR, Panama’s Tourism Chamber, met last week at Hotel El Panamá to introduce this year’s Board of Directors. During the presentation, CAMTUR’s stressed its mission to promote the country’s travel industry.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 2:30pm -


  • newLinda Tol
    Linda was definitely one of my favorite subjects to shoot during NYFW. Her quirky, colorful combinations and play on proportions...
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 9:33am -
  • Flower Child
    Summer in the city has been really weird these past couple of weeks. It’s been raining a bit every other...
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 2:26pm -
  • Spring ’15: Tommy Hilfiger
    So you already know the story of what happened to me before the Tommy Hilfiger show… But what about the...
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 8:46am -
  • Camden Harbour
    Thinking ahead to New York Fashion Week, I honestly don’t know how I’m going to handle the cold! And shooting in...
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 11:09pm -
  • Spring ’15: Diesel Black Gold
    Finally posting the first set of quite a few runway photos I took last year during the Spring 2015 shows....
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jan 15, 5:24pm -
  • Styling For Felix’s Summer Campaign
    Just in time for the weekend, here are a few of the Felix ads I styled for their summer campaign to...
    - 10 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 11:52am -
  • Outside Tommy Hilfiger: Caroline De Maigret
    Last September was my first full blown fashion week experience. I lived in New York, specifically Manhattan, from mid 2007 to...
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 12:58pm -
  • Acadia
    I still have quite a few posts in the pipeline from last year’s trip to the Northeastern US! It’s crazy...
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 1:09am -

The Berry & The Fox

  • Hiking in Guatemala
    This past Saturday we filled up our backpacks with tinfoil-wrapped sandwiches and took off for a hike. We put our old Range Rover into 4-wheel drive as we scaled a narrow and muddy path higher and higher up the side of a mountain, a path marked only…
    - 62 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • Commune Design, Will You Marry Me?
    Inspiration comes from everywhere, right? Well for me, inspiration strikes hard each and every single time my eyes fall upon a Commune design. Two months before we moved away from Casco Viejo, The American Trade Hotel finally opened. I had the luck a…
    - 66 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • Newborns vs. Toddlers, the uncut version.
    I’m post-pregnancy with my second child, and I am here to tell you that newborn babies are the bomb. Yes, I really just said that. Not only did I use the expression “the bomb” but I also just said that I love having a newborn baby. Between 0-3…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:13pm -
  • The Tiniest Nest
    This morning, barefoot and in my sweats, I waved Joaquin goodbye as he went off to school. I happened to look down from where I stood and there, right in front of my toes, was the tiniest bird’s nest I’ve ever seen. I gently swooped up the little…
    - 74 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 Aug 14, 2:15pm -
  • Face the Foliage
    I’m just bursting with inspiration these days as a new muse has tickled my fancy. For any of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may already be familiar with my newest artistic passion: creating faces and images with flowers and plant…
    - 10 Jun 14, 10:07am -
  • Infinitely Home
    After 3+ months of being away, Juan and I returned to Panama [just the two of us] for 5 days and nights of pure reunion love with dear friends and our old neighborhood. We were finally back in Casco Viejo, and I could not have been happier. We return…
    - 6 Apr 14, 2:18pm -
  • The Myths & Truths of Teaching
    In 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 -

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The Panama Gringo

  • Most Important
    There are so many challenges to ex-pat living: language barriers, unfamiliar laws and customs, new foods, different weather, strange critters, but the biggest challenge can be living far away from loved ones. Maybe your parents are long gone, your c…
    - 36 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:30am -
  • Creepy Crawlies-Spiders in Costa Rica
    If you like spiders, you’ve come to the right place. Costa Rica is crawling with them. In fact, the world’s most venomous spider, the Brazilian wandering spider, has indeed ‘wandered’ out of Brazil and hangs around Costa Rica.I don’t know…
    - 64 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 2:28am -
  • Driving in Panama
    Getting behind the wheel in a foreign country can be a dilemma. The promise of independence is tempting, but the fear of getting into an accident, getting lost, getting ripped off, getting robbed, getting arrested and getting dead understandably put…
    - 91 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 1:03pm -
  • Hiking Panama Sendero
    It’s easy to spend all your time in Panama in the capital. But a huge diversity of natural treasures awaits those willing to pull on some hiking boots and make excursions into the more rural west of the country.One place definitely worth the effo…
    - 13 Oct 14, 7:52am -
  • The Best Coffee in Panama?
    If you’re anything like me, the day doesn’t start until you’ve had your first coffee. The first scent of delicious aroma, the warmth of the steaming cup in your hands and the jolt of caffeine as the first sip goes down aren’t so much a daily…
    - 29 Sep 14, 8:19pm -
  • Panama Canal Economics
    The Panama Canal celebrated its hundredth year in business last month and what was once considered one of the Engineering Seven Wonders of the Modern World is now under question as to its future.PanamaxPanamax is a term used to designate the maxim…
    - 1 Sep 14, 10:56am -
  • Bocas del Toro Province
    The Bocas del Toro Province in the northwest of Panama is a lovely bay dotted with islands covered with sandy beaches. The city of Bocas del Toro is at the southern end of Colón Island, which is just a short flight from either Panama City or San Jo…
    - 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…
    - 28 Jul 14, 9:12pm -
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  • Electronic Resellers Wanted in Panama (Panama)
    2020 Supply Shop of Orlando, Florida with a Rep in the wholesale electronics business is looking for resellers of such products in Panama. Understanding the customs and taxes involved, there are legal ways in which to get these products imported into…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 9:44pm -
  • Femigra (sildenafil Citrate) Femenino
    Un producto muy eficaz para las mujeres . La alta concentracin de sustancias con el papel de estimulantes, energizante y afrodisaco de los composiciones de la medicina, aumenta la libido en las mujeres. Con estas pildoras experimenta verdaderas mar […
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 3:15am -
  • Perder el Peso con Sibutramina 10mg y 15 mg
    Quieres adelgazar? Quieres un remedio bueno para adelgazar? Reductil/Sibutramina 10/ 15 /20 mg . Entra a nuestro sitio web: Con ayuda de Sibutramina puedes perder desde 2 hasta 5 kilos a mes, sin hacer dieta o ejerci [.…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 2:36am -
  • Looking a free volunteering opportunity
    Hello everyone: Urgent! I am an unemployed architect and I looking a free volunteering opportunity related with natural building. I can help and in exchange receive accommodation and board. I cannot pay to do a volunteering. I prefer a volunteering…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 12:55am -
  • Breed: Siberian Husky Sex: Male and Female (New York (NY))
    Breed: Siberian Husky Sex: Male and Female Birthdate: 12-18-2014 (14 Weeks) Champion bloodlines: No Champion sired: No Price: $300 USD Buyer tips and 200 for one Shipping area: World Wide What's included: Registered/registerable, Current vacci…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 11:36am -
  • Oil On Canvas Art Women Carrying Flowers and Fruit (Panama)
    20th Century Oil on Canvas unframed No signature Scene well painted, maybe influenced by Murillo, made by a competent court illustrative artist. Great for an interior designer to use. It has a slit and crease. 8 feet. x 7 ft. $ 1500.00 tel 6017 919…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 9:08am -
  • guinea pigs need a new home (Lynn haven)
    These little piggies need a new home. Both sweet males under a year old. Come with cages. Can be seperated. Asking rehoming fee $20 each. Looking for an owner that will protect them from other family pets and little people. Most go asap.
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jan 15, 9:40pm -
  • Voluntariado
    Porque para realizar un voluntario se tiene que pagar para gastos de alimentacin y comida? Y aparte de eso a trabajar gratis? No sera lo ideal un intercambio trabajar por comida y hospedaje. Creo que ahora los llamados "Voluntariados" se han conve [.…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 12:04am -

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  • newAll deal with and mensajeria (panama)
    Hello. I communicate to any person or company in panama I perform ruling of vehicle in town and att in Los Township Resume Resume panama colon Pedregal the summit san chepo and faster miguelito and secure The procedure by rea Lizar are paying plate a…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:25pm -
  • newmi tramite y mensajero (panama)
    Hola. Le comunico a toda persona o Empresa en panama que realizo tramite de vehiculo en municipio y att en Los municipio de Arraijan chorrera panama colon Pedregal las cumbre san miguelito chepo y mas rapido y seguro Los tramite a rea lizar son pago…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 6:15pm -
  • newmil tramite y mensgeria general (panama panama)
    Hola. Le comunico a toda persona o Empresa en panama que realizo tramite de vehiculo en municipio y att en Los municipio de Arraijan chorrera panama colon Pedregal las cumbre san miguelito chepo y mas rapido y seguro Los tramite a rea lizar son pago…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 5:49pm -
  • newAgents, Builders & Homeowners, Sell Faster ! (nationwide)
    "I include a BHS Total Warranty plan with every home that I list. As a Realtor, this is a great tool that I use to promote my homes, and give Buyers a sense of confidence. The six month plan is perfect for me, and I sold two homes just this last mont…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 2:22pm -
  • newSold corporation with 16 years old. (Republic of Panama.)
    Sold corporation with 16 years old. Martin Molina. Mobile: 507-64694695. Skype: martin.jesus.molina.rivera
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 12:28pm -
  • newI provide or resolve your legal problem. (Republic of Panama.)
    For public who are dissatisfied with lawyers, my service is transparent and effective, because I provide or resolve your legal problem with capacity, in a unique and alternative. Legal actions or coercive legal collection processes and standardizatio…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 12:15pm -
    We have all the necessary staff and equipment to makes any project that you have in mind comes true: Engineer Electricians Plumbers Builders Carpenters Etc. (See Houses Pictures) We go where ever you need our services. We take care to get a…
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Sjaak Burger geliquideerd in Panama
Sjaak Burger geliquideerd in PanamaPassage-verdachte Sjaak Burger is op 24 januari geliquideerd in Panama. Bewakingscamera's legden de moord vast. Een man, zonder vermomming, schiet van korte afstand een kogel door het hoofd.From:crimes…
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MONSTER FROM PANAMA CANAL EXPLAINEDCheck out this Crocodile picture that was sent to me from billschannel viewer Caroline in Poland… It was from a site I can't even pronounce, but the translat...From:billschannelViews:39682114…
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Panamá, un paraíso tropical perdido entre el Atlántico y el Pacífico
Panamá, un paraíso tropical perdido entre el Atlántico y el PacíficoMadrileños por el mundo se ha ido en esta ocasión hasta Panamá, uno de los grandes desconocidos de Centroamérica. Un lugar donde a día de hoy se pueden descu...…
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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:1636575…
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Encuentra24 - Real Estate

  • newT. MUERTO, 3 rec amueblado B/. 1250.00
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  • newLuxury building, Av Balboa, 2 bedroom option to 3 , #0077
    Hermoso edificio sobre la avenida balboa.Apartamento de 2 habitaciones mas 1 den.3 banos, con balcon y 1 estacionamiento.construido en el 2013.con estacionamientos de visitas.Para citas llame a 6673-8630clientes directos
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    Construya su residencia de montaña en este magnífico terreno ubicado en calle sin salida. La topografía es mayormente plana, llena de vegetación primaria y brisas frescas de las montañas en Altos del Maria. Este es un grupo de 4 terrenos, todo…
    - 13 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:08pm -
    Se alquila apartamento en Bethania 92MTS 2 rec 3 baños sala comedor cocina lavanderia 1 estacionamiento, balcon, bonita distribucion y paisaje incluye aires acondicionados, estufa , CB de Empleada refrigeradora elegante Lobby en el centro de todo…
    - 14 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:07pm -
  • newCASA EN EL CANGREJO, V15226
    Vendo casa en el cangrejo.Duplex totalmente remodeladaDos estacionamientos techadosPisos de porcelanatoDos baños y medio3 recamarasTerraza/jardinSistema de circuito cerrado de seguridadSobres de mármol baño principalJacuzzeCo…
    - 14 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:07pm -
  • newAlquilo habitación para UNA SOLA PERSONA cerca de la UP y CSS
    Alquilo habitación para una sola persona que estudie y/o trabaje, honesta, responsable, sobretodo aseado. Incluye cama, agua, luz, TV con cable, WiFi, uso de línea blanca. Por favor no llamar los q están interesados para compartir entre amig@s,…
    - 16 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 10:05pm -
  • newApartamento, 3 habitaciones mas cbe, en ta pacifica,#0078
    apartamento, de 3 habitaciones, 1 den, 3.5 banos, cuarto y bano de servicio.2 estacionamientos.250 mts.con balcon.espectacular edificio .Para citas llame a 6673-8630
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    Alquilo apartamennto amoblado de 1 recamara 1.5 baños balcon 1 estacionamiento. amoblado y equipado. con area social completaPROPIEDAD # : V15225WWW.SLMPANAMA.COM.PA
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Panama Guide

  • newDutchman With Underworld Ties Assassinated in Panama City
    By Don Winner for - The Dutch language media is blowing up this morning, reporting on the murder of a Dutchman named Sjaak "Jacob" Burger who was shot in the head in a restaurant on Saturday. (more)You've just hit a "pay wal ...
    - 14 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 8:20am -
  • More Former Martinelli Administration Officials Will Be Named In Ongoing Investigations
    Many other names of former officials of the government of former President Ricardo Martinelli will come to light in the coming days, with appearances by the former Director of the National Assistance Program (NAP), Rafael Guardia, who pleaded gui ...
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jan 15, 10:46am -
  • Small Private Plane Makes Forced Landing At Albrook
    An aircraft made an emergency landing on Saturday afternoon January 24, at the Marcos Gelabert Albrook airport, after there was a mechanical malfunction in the landing gear. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who ha ...
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jan 15, 10:31am -
  • Several People Killed In Tragic Bus Accident
    Five people were killed in a tragic bus accident in Chiriqui on Sunday morning, after the bus rolled off of the roadway and came to rest upside down in a river. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in ...
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jan 15, 10:25am -
  • Arthur Porter's extradition on hold: Panama
    By Aaron Derfel - Arthur Porter’s extradition to Quebec has been put on hold as his lawyer continues to file legal motions before the Supreme Court of Panama challenging his detention in prison.A spokesperson for Panama’s foreign affairs min ..…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 9:32am -
  • Prosecutors Analyzing Documents Found At The House Of Gustavo Perez
    Tomorrow, on Monday January 26th, Panama's Auxiliary Prosecutor (see Editor's Comment) will continue to pour through the boxes of documents seized from the residence of the former Secretary of the National Security Council Gustavo Pérez, where th ..…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jan 15, 9:28am -
  • New Charges Against Gustavo Perez (Illegal Weapons)
    Armando Fuentes, the defense lawyer representing the former Secretary of the Security Council, Gustavo Pérez said on Tuesday, January 13th, that his client has said "everything he knows" following the expansion of his sworn statement made today i ..…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 10:14pm -
  • Prosecutor Will Ask The Supreme Court To Lift Martinelli's Immunity
    The Second Anti Corruption Prosecutor will ask the Supreme Court to investigate the former Presidetn Ricardo Martinelli, for his alleged involvement in the commission of offenses against public administration and economic heritage, and in additio ...
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 9:55pm -

  • 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

  • The taxing problem of taxes
    I am going to take a comment to yesterdays post and amplify it here. “Your blog is interesting and on a wide array of topics. I enjoy your persistence. I know many have relocated to Bouquete from more costly areas in North America because they coul…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jan 15, 8:38am -
  • A lesson to be learned
    After writing about the Tuesday Talk with the Representante for Alto Boquete, Lic. Joswar Alvarado this comment was posted by a reader. “Lee,when I first considered a move to Panama, I found your site.It was full of interesting stories and informat…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 5:04pm -
  • Tuesday Talk: Lic. Joswar Alvarado, Representante Alto Boquete
    I was very happy to see a full house for a presentation by a local elected official, Lic. Joswar Alvarado. Lic. Joswar is a teacher and a psychologist as well as Representante. He is one of the better educated local elected officials. I asked Sr. J…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 4:13pm -
  • A visit to the Boquete Fair and some random thoughts
    I am sitting this morning drinking coffee, looking at Volcan Baru and relaxing.  Last night I visited the Boquete Flower and Coffee Fair, my first visit of the year. The fair is a miniature version of a US County Fair, normally boring, but this year…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 10:32am -
  • Tuesday Talk: Cross Cultural Communication
    We had an excellent presentation at the Tuesday Meeting. The paid attendance was 45 people but I think at least 25 more decided not to donate a dollar, because the auditorium had a lot more than 45 people, for a very good learning opportunity.  (Pss…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 11:52am -
  • Bid4Boquete Golf Tee Off
    What can I say, hit a ball, maybe win $50,000 but more importantly make a contribution to Bid4Boquete. To see what Bid4Boquete does for Boquete follow this LINK.  To signup follow this LINK.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 3:44pm -
  • Four days and counting
    For the eight years that I have lived in Boquete it has been a two-day journey from Boquete to most places out of Panama. One day or night to go from Boquete through David to Panama City and another day from Panama City onward. Sometimes you could cu…
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  • It’s Fair weather in Boquete!
    Each year I plan to attend the opening ceremony for the Boquete Flower and Coffee Fair. This year I was literally blown away from the event by the trade winds. I love the climate in Boquete 90% of the time, but not when the Trade Winds barge in fro…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • Panama Canal Expansion 85% Complete
    The Panama Canal expansion project is now 85% complete, following the installation Monday of the first lock gate at the waterway’s Pacific entrance, the Panama Canal Authority said. The gate, located in what is known as lock head one, is … Contin…
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  • Panama Canal Expansion Update
    I’m back from 2.5 months onboard doing the Panama Canal. Internet access onboard is notoriously slow and expensive … which is why you haven’t heard much from me for the past several months. But I’m back home in Boquete, Panama. … Continue r…
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  • As Good As It Gets

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  • Telling It Like It Is vs. Hype
    There is a lot of hype about moving to Panama. The other day I had a guy on the ship come up to me with a tattered, glossy magazine that he’d obviously devoured all about moving to Panama.  He asked … Continue reading →
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  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
    Turns out that my fears of blow up Santas were unfounded. While the guests were mostly ashore in Aruba, teams of Santa’s elves arrived from a professional decorating company and transformed the ship into a Christmas wonderland. There are beautifull…
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  • It’s Good to Be Back!
    It’s been over a year since I’ve been out at sea, and it’s good to be back. Being new to any ship is like the first day in high school, and it takes a few weeks to find your way … Continue reading →
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  • More On Medical Care
    “What’s the medical care like?” When I am on cruise ships the single question people ask most frequently about living in Pamana is, “What’s the medical care like?” When we were considering countries we’d like to retire to, the question…
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  • Happy Thanksgiving
    Well, we don’t have Thanksgiving in Panama, officially that is. But since I’m on the ISLAND PRINCESS with lots of folks from the USA, I will have Thanksgiving today right on schedule! We left Ft. Lauderdale yesterday, so today is … Continue rea…
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • Panama City and Panama Canal
    When I decided to come to Panama and tack two days onto the end of the trip a primary reason was to have time to actually go through the canal not just visit it from the shore. But when I heard the price I very nearly decided not to. Had to be talked…
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  • Boquete Panama's peaceful mountain retreat
    After our time in Bocas see that blog post we traveled by chartered van to the hillside community of Boquete at 3800 ft. elevation in the northern mountains of Panama. Just outside the town is Panama's highest point the volcano Baro More importantly
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  • Bocas Del Toro Carribbean Paradise
    The promo material suggests that this is the top Carribbean paradise. Is it Well not having been to any others which might claim this title I cant say for sure. But the apellation is not farfetched to be sure.Sunday night the group met for the p
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    We stayed at resort this time it beautiful The sunsets in Panama were amazing. Our second day there we started our sight seeing and wow was it different. The architecture was something completely different then what our norm is. Many of the were colo…
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    Our service trip to Cerro Punta was really beautiful and fun It started out with about an hour bus ride on which I did Bethany's makeup. She trusts me A Deaf sister from Volcan congregation Adelin took us around the town. We got to see Beth's old
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    We made it to Volcan From Panama City it can take anywhere from 912 hours to get to Volcan. With switching busses traffic and other unexpected yet expected things coming never knows. We are pretty experienced bus riders now And Clayton tur
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    Panamacity It's very much a city city. Fast cars big buildings fast walkers it's crazy.Beth and Cody made it to Panama We were super excited to see them both First couple days we just hung out did some walking had some amazing sushi...we voted
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    Okay so this is our trip to Boquete which is 2 hours away by car. Gabi and her Mom took us so it was a really fun day. It's really windy and beautiful thereReally cool rock formations pretty water falls a beautiful Kingdom Hall a scary scary walkin
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newMessage for U.S. Citizens: Make sure your ballots arrive in 2015
    The latest ACS message follows: Make sure your ballots arrive in 2015 Register now and request your ballots for the year The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the yea…
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  • newHogar Santa Catalina
    Natalie and I went to take some supplies to Robert in Hogar Santa Catalina. While I was there I talked to the head nurse, who is one of the nurses that cares for Robert. She mentioned that they currently have a few openings that are available and I d…
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  • newAge
    Lying about my age is easier now that I have trouble remembering what it is.
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  • El Pecado Del Sabor
    Recently I received a comment in French, describing a new restaurant in David called El Pecado Del Sabor (The taste of sin). Last week, I decided to try to find it and was successful. I had hoped it might be another possible Sunday lunch option. Unfo…
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  • Greek to Me
    The yogurt aisle is so confusing now. It’s all Greek to me.
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  • It’s The Little Things
    Today I am going to charcoal hamburgers. I needed hamburger buns, dill pickle slices and baked beans. Should be no big deal because I am 5 minutes from El Rey, which I think is the best super market in David. Now there are just two of us who will eat…
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  • Tango
    It takes two to Tango so I learned the Macarena instead.
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  • Zombie
    In the event of the zombie apocalypse, you’ll be fine. They only eat brains.
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YouTube Panama Canal

MONSTER FROM PANAMA CANAL EXPLAINEDCheck out this Crocodile picture that was sent to me from billschannel viewer Caroline in Poland… It was from a site I can't even pronounce, but the translat...From:billschannelViews:39682114…
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Panama Canal expansion
Panama Canal expansionDOWNLOAD HERE: A $5.25 billion project to expand the Panama Canal is scheduled fo...From:NMANewsDirectViews:226999193ratings…
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Experience Panama - Megastructures Panama Canal by National Geographic
Experience Panama - Megastructures Panama Canal by National GeographicMegastructures examines the mega-machines used to run the Panama Canal and uncovers the canal's five-billion dollar project for it's expansion.From:experiencepanama…
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Panama Canal Ship Accident
Panama Canal Ship AccidentPanama Canal tow train or mule being crushed as it was pulling a container ship on April 03, 2014. Filmed with a Sony Nex camera from the balcony. All worker...From:Paul ZibulonViews:26278062324ratings…
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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 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

  • Baru Free Trade Zone offers tax savings in Western Panama
    BARU FREE TRADE ZONE (BFZ)Located in the Baru district, on the Pacific side of Chiriqui province, Baru Free Trade Zone was created by Law No. 19 of 2001 with the purpose of establishing a special tax and customs regime to promote tourism, a log…
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    Практические примеры наиболее эффективных корпоративных структур для оптимизации бизнеса и налогообложения для предпринимателей из…
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  • U.S. Chamber points out problems with FATCA website
    The Next Obamacare? FATCA Roll Out FloundersThursday, January 9, 2014 - 8:45am — Written by David KinkadeWebsite Woes Raise ConcernsThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is responsible for the law’s implementation and enforcement, has…
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  • The 'who's who' of European tax havens
    Will Germany, UK and Netherlands end up in the OECD "black list" of terrible "tax havens"?Forget about the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, or Fiji. If you want to avoid paying taxes and have no problem with dicey business practices, Europe has…
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  • Real estate investment opportunity near Panama beaches
    A 25,000 sq m (6.18 acres) parcel is available for development as a single project or for sale of or more of 27 individual lots between 640 and 949 sq m (6888 and 10215 sq ft).  This land has free and clear title and is located a few minutes from m…
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  • Panama will reexamine OECD standard for automatic exchange of information
    The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Panama, headed by Vice-President Isabel de Saint Malo posted this communique in its website:Panama is in the process of re-evaluating its strategy to meet state requirements for financial transparency and excha…
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  • The Economic Case for Tax Havens
    Statist politicians and international bureaucracies such as the OECD and UN routinely attack tax havens, claiming that they lead to "harmful tax competition." Yet at no point do critics bother to provide any evidence for this claim. This mini-docum…
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  • Tax Havens: Here Are the World's Top 5
    According to Bloomberg TV the top 5 are:1) Switzerland2) Channel Islands3) Caribbean4) Hong Kong SAR5) USAShare |
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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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Old side, Panamá.
Old side, Panamá.
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

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

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  • 8 months

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

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

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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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Habla Ya Panama

  • newGet 1 Week of FREE Spanish in Panama at Habla Ya Spanish Schools
    If you're planning on studying Spanish in Boquete, then you can GET AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF YOUR SPANISH LESSONS. Click here for more info... Get 1 week of FREE Spanish lessons when you book a 3+ week Spanish course (3 weeks or more) that STARTS either…
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  • 25% OFF Spanish Lessons in Boquete when you Book 3 Weeks or More…
    DON'T MISS OUT and COMBINE THIS PROMO with another one: you can also get 1 week of FREE Spanish lessons when you book 3 weeks or more (click here for more info) at any or several of our Spanish schools in Panama and if you start your Spanish program…
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  • NEW Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama City
    Three years ago, back in 2011, when sharing the news of the new (back then) Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, we committed to opening a third campus once the 1st Line of Panama City's Subway System was functional. Back then we wrote: "And ho…
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  • Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 4: Labor/Work
    This is the fourth 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 1st part here about Physical Infrastructure, here for the 2nd part about Social Problems or…
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  • My 3 Favorite Luxury Hotels in Boquete, Panama
    Boquete has turned into Panama’s true mountain paradise. For those who have passed the backpacker phase, have no fear - here are my personal recommendations of the three best luxury hotels in Boquete to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Whe…
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  • Visit by Sonia & Giovanni from ESL – Language Studies Abroad in Italy
    A few weeks ago, we had the great privilege to receive 2 special guests at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro. Giovanni and his lovely girlfriend Sonia both work as Language Travel Consultants at the Swiss language travel agency ESL Sejours Linguistiques in…
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  • Volunteering in Boquete, Panama
    Boquete is very lucky to have a caring local and expat community who work tirelessly for those in need in this region. Because of the multiple non-profit organizations, we are able to provide a large variety of volunteer positions for students who ar…
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  • Interview with Lorena Pitti, Habla Ya Boquete’s School Director
    Here at Habla Ya, we are very lucky to have a strong team of directors leading the schools. For me, our Boquete School Director, Lorena Pitti, is an example of a great leader. I’ll be honest. It’s not easy to find good leaders. The top-down emplo…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

  • newHorse hay
    Can you buy hay in Boquete?  Where is it available to purchase if not?   What kind of hay is most popular to grow there?  How does it range in price per bale or do they sell it by the ton?  Would have to find out the availability of hay or safe…
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  • Horse stables
    Where are the horse stables?  What price do they charge for stabling a horse in Boquete, Panama as well?
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  • Medical Marijuana = Monsanto Marijuana
    Voting for medical marijuana is like voting for your power company to expand in lieu of promoting individual solar electricity on your own house.It has supposedly been in the works for years now, but you’ve likely not heard of it – Monsanto M…
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  • Our ship finally came in. ;-)
    A note from Finca Santa MartaAfter an extended delay due to...______________.  Well this is Panama so you fill in the blank.  We have received a limited amount of a few things many have been waiting for.Diatomaceous Earth - Food GradeOrganic…
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  • Children and Ponies- A mutual and extremely beneficial bond.
    We run things a bit differently here, than most caballerizas in Central America. We know. One of the biggest differences is our adamant take on children learning to work from the ground up. This means no child shows up, (like many other stables in Pa…
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  • Chicago Blues is coming to the Chiriqui highlands!
    Now that the Panama Jazzfestival is over the music scene in Panama sets its eyes on beautiful Boquete in the Chiriqui highlands. With headliner Li'l Ed & The Blues Imperials the Boquete Jazz&Blues Festival…
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  • “Nature doesn’t make bad fats, factories do!” – Dr. Cate Shanahan
    List of Good and Bad Cooking OilsPersonally, I only use coconut oil to cook with and olive oil for non-cooked dressings/dips, etc.
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  • Iodine defciency
    I recently discovered that iodine deficiencies in mountainous areas are a major cause of thyroid problems, particularly for post menopausal women. Chiriqui has a particularly high incidence of thyroid problems because heavy rain in the mountains erod…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newMessage from U.S. Embassy on voting in 2015
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  • newPricing forStabling horses in Boquete, Panama
     I would like to know prices for stabling of horses in Boquete, Panama.  It is something I have not been able to find in the blogs or in a google search. 
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  • newOne of the blessings of living in Boquete
    From our cochera this afternoon .. while wishing our North Eastern Neighbors safety through this coming…
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  • newGang violence on the increase again in Chiriqui
    With the onset of the Jazz Festival so close it's important to warn visitors to exercise caution. A week or two ago, tourists on a group outing at a swimming hole between Dolega and David were robbed at gunpoint by two youths who stole money, cell…
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  • newNotary
    I am in need of having a US document notarized (my signature).  Any one know how to go about this?Margie
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  • newRental Vehicle
    I am looking for options on renting a vehicle for a couple of days. Have already checked with Cowboy Dave and Value Motors and neither has anything. Thrifty (or Hillary's Car Rentals) by the old E-Shop location requires a Visa/Mastercard (not a debit…
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  • newMoving Boxes Needed
    In need to 7 - 10 moving boxes -- if you have some you are willing to part with please shoot me a message. 
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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    El Hato Del Volcán, better known simply as Volcán, is a small mountain town located in the Chiriquí province of Panama. Nestled in the foothills of Panama’s tallest peak Volcan Baru (3,475m), this dormant Volcano was first inhabited by indigeno…
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  • Fatal Tour Bus Accident in Altos Del Maria
    This afternoon there was a fatal accident in Asturias, an area of the private development Altos del Maria. It has been reported that a tour bus carrying 10 American tourits went off a cliff. A witnesses told TVN the driver lost control of the vehicl…
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  • Strategic Wealth Management through Trusts
    What is a trust?A trust is a contract by which a person called the settlor transfers assets to a trustee (ACTION TRUST, S.A.), to hold and manage them for the good of a beneficiary, who may be the settlor himself.Trust companies are supervised by th…
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  • Then and Now: History and Progress
    By: Jamuna BurryIn 2007, I had recently moved to Coronado and was in attendance at an informal resident’s meeting at the Coronado Resort Hotel.  At that meeting the information shared was important enough for more people to know about it. However…
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  • The Christmas Bird Count: Old and New Traditions
    ****** CALLING ALL BIRDERS ************Conservation Panama is doing a Bird Count here at the beaches. We need a minimum of 12 volunteers to join the count on Sunday Jan 18th. Meet up is at 6am at Playacommunity Office in the Rincon del Chef Plaza…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jan 15, 10:26am -
  • Martyrs Day: A Day in the Fight for Panama’s Sovereignty
    By: Anibal DiazJanuary 9th is a national day in Panama called "Martyrs Day". It is a tribute to honor the patriotism of civilians and students who gave their lives for Panama to be a sovereign country throughout its territory.After the separatio…
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  • Christian's Mariscos & Pescados (Seafood & Fish)
    QUOTE:  “For fish to taste right, it must swim 3 times—in the sea, in butter, and in wine.”  --Oceanaire RestaurantOf all the fish in the ocean, I like fresh fish the best!  Thus is the credo of Christian Mahlke’s new gourmet fish market…
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  • Public Service Announcement is Paid Advertisement and La Playa Newspaper would like to clear up a misunderstanding. Please note that page 18 of the January 2015 edition of La Playa Newspaper is a PAID FOR ADVERTISEMENT. This notice, running under the icon ‘Public Service A…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 4:52pm -

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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…
    - 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…
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Flickr - Orchids of Panama

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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
Peristeria elata - Flor del Espíritu Santo, Flor nacional de Panamá
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Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • List of German Watch Brands
    Here’s a list of some 90+ German Brands. Feel free to send me a note if I missed any. I’m only interested in brands that are “Made In Germany”, not German-based companies that make their watches in Switzerland or Asia. A. Lange & Söhne http…
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  • Panasonic Lumix LX100
    “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” The above quote is some of the best photography advice I have ever received. I’ve been doing photography for fourty years and I have owned several 35mm cameras and a few digital SLRs culmi…
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  • What people would not do to look better…
    I’m amazed by the things people are willing to do to their body in an attempt to look better. This is particularly true here in Colombia where there are a LOT of gorgeous women and where the macho culture valorizes women’s beauty but not much el…
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  • Cleopatra
    We’ve lost our beloved Cleo 3 weeks ago. We think she was probably a victim of a boa that has been roaming in the area for some time. We will miss her dearly, she was a very sweet cat.The post Cleopatra appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
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  • New eBook on Wide-Angle Photography
    I just downloaded this beautiful new eBook in PDF format. It is a very focused book with a narrow subject: Wide-Angle Macro Photography. Most macro-photography is done with lenses from normal to short tele, which allows you to isolate the subject fr…
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  • PopSci Innovation of the year: Google Now
    Popular Science just named Google Now their Innovation of the Year. Like most people, I had never heard of Google Now, until last week that is, when I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). All of a sudden, my phone…
    - 14 Nov 12, 4:10pm -
  • Another nice article on Panama
    They describe 5 of the most popular places for retirement in Panama, each offering a very different lifestyle. 5 Retirement Places in PanamaThe post Another nice article on Panama appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
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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…
    - 2 Jul 12, 2:39pm -

Step to Life

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    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,…
    - 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…
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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…
    - 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

  • Milk Not the Best Business
      My routine on my new job was simple. I would arise early every morning to milk the cows. After filling the gallon bottles, I would then saddle the horse, tie the five bottles on either side of the saddle … Continue reading →The post Milk Not…
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  • My Visit to a Bush Farm
      The dip in the sea had made up for anything I considered wrong with my life then; whatever might have tried to depress me had simply vanished from me. Also, in my routine walk out to the runway spigot … Continue reading →The post My Visit to…
    - 17 days ago, 10 Jan 15, 4:02am -
  • My Encounter With Little Man
      I’d continued to walk the more than a half mile there and back to our new home with a five gallon bucket of water. By that time of the day I had made about two or three trips fetching … Continue reading →The post My Encounter With Little M…
    - 29 days ago, 29 Dec 14, 5:21am -
  • The Makings of a Home?
      Upon landing in Bocas Town we pulled the small canoe to shore below the wharf that overlooked the wide Atlantic Ocean and started to unload. Happy was I to see the big fish I had pulled in the night … Continue reading →The post The Makings o…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 4:33am -
  • Dedicated to the Silver Women on Mother’s Day
      Taking a well deserved pause from our chronicle we want to share a poetic tribute to our Silver Women on Mother’s Day.  This poem is provided, once again, by our resident poet, Mr. Louis Emanuel and it is especially … Continue reading →Th…
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  • Diving for Conch in Bocas
      We took off rowing and I felt relieved that we were leaving for home. My body had not yet recovered from the battering it received from swinging that ax or from the continual sharpening of the tool with a … Continue reading →The post Diving…
    - 55 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 5:28am -
  • Close Encounters with Sea Creatures
      During the next few daysI I found myself still laboring at the entrance to that small river bed where I had felled the giant tree. The trips in the loaded canoe with the cut up branches of the tree … Continue reading →The post Close Encounte…
    - 65 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:04am -
  • The Fall of a Giant
      I had been out fishing all night and morning found me still sleeping on the ground of this small cabin overlooking the bay. Sleep had caught me wrapped up in a dream about getting back to Colon after making … Continue reading →The post The F…
    - 82 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:39am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

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