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The Panama Digest

  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:27am -
  • State Will Spend $68.2 Million on Office Space
    The government has allocated $68.2 million this year for office rent for state agencies. Previous governments have considered proposals to reduce rental costs by building a government city, and one of the last actions of the Ricardo Martinelli ad…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:38am -
  • Panama Pays Big for Morocco Gift
    In July, Panama received Morocco’s first donation: 2,800 metric tons of NPK 12-24-14 fertilizer in 141 20-foot containers, packed in 56,400 50-kg bags. The donation also included the cost of shipping, but there was a delay in registering the shipme…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:47pm -
  • Cultural Institute Orders Removal of Mermaids in Casco Viejo
    Upon orders, the Manolo Caracol restaurant in Casco Viejo painted over a large mural on its facade of two colorful mermaids by Panamanian artist Rolo de Sedas. On Wednesday, the National Cultural Institute (INAC) gave the restaurant five days to…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 5:21am -
  • Panama Sets New Raptor Record
    More than two million migrating raptors flew over Panama City on Sunday, doubling the previous record of almost 900,000 tallied in a single day last year. “The official count from Sunday’s massive raptor migration is 2,105,060 birds, most of the…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:02am -
  • Last of the Panama Canal Gates are Here
    The last of the gates for the Panama Canal expansion project arrive today, Wednesday, aboard the Xia Zhi Yuan freighter from Italy. This shipment completes the order for 16 gates built by Italian subcontract Cimolai S.p.A in seven factories in no…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:17am -

The Visitor

  • Panama Jazz is back
    For 12 years the Panama Jazz Festival has maintained its commitment to the country’s culture, tourism sector, economy and education. This year, Panama City will once again become the epicenter of the global jazz scene with the return of the festiv…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 8:40am -
  • Learning about Panama’s pollera
    The first edition of the National Pollera Congress will take place from Wednesday, January 7 to Friday, January 9, 2015 in Chitré, province of Herrera, as part of the “Thousand Pollera Parade” (El Desfile de las Mil Polleras) which is scheduled…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 4:30pm -
  • Touching the rainbows of Boquete
    By Milagros Sánchez Pinzón A quick and easy place to take an eco-tour is in the urban center of Boquete, province of Chiriquí. Ascents to la Piedra de Lino, a sort of rock tower that rises 1,590 meters above sea level, grant panoramic views of th…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 3:44pm -
  • A new voice for a generation: Arias’ “Purgatorio Tropical”
    A recently published Spanish book, “Purgatorio Tropical” (Tropical Purgatory), written by independent journalist and indie rock star, Raúl Altamar Arias, takes an irreverent look at Panama through the eyes of various members of society. An enjoy…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 1:01pm -
  • An alternative for ringing in the New Year
    Xuvia Lounge’s guide to tequila and mezcal Champagne is the libation of choice for end-of-year celebrations, but why not try a different spirit for this New Year? Nick Polit, owner of Xuvia Lounge & World Cuisine in Costa del Este, specializes in…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 12:31pm -
  • Ready, set, go!
    The family-friendly Santa’s 5K race is here Themed foot races have become very fashionable around the world. This holiday season, Panama is making a splash with its latest version of the famous Santa’s 5K Race. In its third year, the family-frie…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:56am -
  • Isthmian Update – Some of the news in Panama
    Panama receives boost from ferry travel The beauty of the pristine waters of Bocas del Toro, the exotic and striking flora and fauna and the warmth of its people are now closer to national and international tourism because of Ferry Express. The cru…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:45am -


  • New Beginnings
    Ha llegado la hora de presentarles mi proyecto, A Constellation. Esta será mi nueva plataforma para seguir explorando mi pasión por la moda, pero ahora además para hablar un poco sobre otros temas que también me apasionan, como por ejemplo el dis…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:43pm -
  • Always Cool

    - 56 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 1:57pm -
  • Fashion Week Preview: Macario Jiménez
    Happy Monday! Que mejor manera de iniciar la semana que con un preview de lo que viene para el primer Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panamá?! Les quiero presentar una pequeña muestra del trabajo de un diseñador que hará su debut en nuestras pasarelas…
    - 59 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 5:16pm -
  • Dirty Thirty!!!
    Today is my thirtieth birthday! And although I was having a teeny, tiny meltdown a few weeks ago, I am happy and thankful on this day for having reached such a milestone with health, love, work and so many other great things life has given me. And th…
    - 64 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:31am -
  • Honor SS15
    Honor is a brand I actually discovered through the awesomeness that is RoAndCo, a creative agency founded by creative director Roanne Adams, winner of the Art Director’s Club ADC Young Guns 9 award. Honor is one of their loyal clients. This year, R…
    - 64 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 1:33pm -
  • NYFW: Before Ralph Lauren
    Mi outfit favorito de la semana de la moda en Nueva York! Camiseta: POLO Ralph Lauren Saco: POLO Ralph Lauren Primavera 2015 Pantalones: POLO Ralph Lauren Primavera 2015 Zapatos: Giuseppe Zanotti Cartera: Alexander Wang Lentes de Sol: Spektre Labial:…
    - 69 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • Shoestalking: Courtney & Camille

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

    - 77 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 10:28am -

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…
    - 30 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 87 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 8:19pm -
  • Panama Canal Economics
    The Panama Canal celebrated its hundredth year in business last month and what was once considered one of the Engineering Seven Wonders of the Modern World is now under question as to its future.PanamaxPanamax is a term used to designate the maxim…
    - 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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  • help (panama city fl)
    Im German and I have two grown kids a boy and a girl that despertly need dental care.They are not drugies we just have some wrong with our floride ori don't know.All iknow is that my sons teeth are so bad and infection keeps setting in,I don't want m…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:37am -
  • Ride Share Chiriqui~ (Chiriqui - Panama)
    Hello Out there in the Country of Panama!!! I am asking for a ride share to pick up my belongings from Chiriqui Panama and return to Arrijan, Panama. I am currently in Panama City. I have about 10 huge bags of clothing, books home supplies to move h…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:15pm -
  • Ride Share Chiriqui~ (Chiriqui - Panama)
    Hello Out there in the Country of Panama!!! I am asking for a ride share to pick up my belongings from Chiriqui Panama and return to Arrijan, Panama. I am currently in Panama City. I have about 10 huge bags of clothing, books home supplies to move h…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 1:15pm -
  • Ride to the usa
    Hi, trying to get back to the U.S. . Can help with gas! Have a small dog Mark
    - 10 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 11:34am -
  • Forever Home needed for blue bully (fountain)
    Breaks my heart to do this but unfourtunatley i have to rehome my baby girl. She is a lil over 1 yr. she thinks my chickens are a toy/snack & needs a home W/O birds. She loves dogs,kids,cats and kittens.. She is a big lover . Currently outside but ca…
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  • Dog free to good home (Bocas del Toro)
    Female dog, 9 months old, spayed. White with black spots, black ears. Very affectionate, some obedience training. Currently outside dog, but very good inside also.
    - 26 days ago, 29 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • Need a rideshare Santa Cruz -> Monterey
    32 male Traveller from Russia Looking for boat Rideshare from Panama to Colombia or to Venezuela. Whatsup show contact info Local Panamanian phone +50769760285
    - 26 days ago, 29 Nov 14, 2:02pm -

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Craig's List - Services Offered

  • newMasajista Argentino nuevo en Panama (domicilio, outcall)
    Male Massage Therapist The best massage therapyst in town. Trained in the renowned Somatherapy Institute of Palm Springs, California. Deep tissue massage, sport massage, sweedish massage, accupresure, refloxology. Ask us for the first timers disco…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 6:06pm -
  • newIELTS 7.0-9.0 en todas las bandas. (Panama)
    Necesitas obtener 7.0+ en todas las bandas del examen IELTS ? Curso personalizado para obtener el score necesario para inmigrar a Australia / Canada. Dictado por experto. Resultados de estudiantes disposables para verificacion. Informacion: contac…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 6:51am -
    Every sports handicapper claims that they win. I actually prove that I do. My NFL picks go up on my website on my TRACK ME page 10 minutes after kick off and stay up for 2 months afterwards. Therefore my straight plays are documented! This season I […
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 2:45am -
  • Interpretation and Translation Services Panama (Panama)
    Affordable, professional interpretation and translation services for investigations, medical appointments, court cases, tribunals, conferences and more. +507 6290-3468
    - 2 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 3:20pm -
  • Tired of Boca del Toro in general (Boca del Toro)
    Tired of the frequent electricity outages? Tired of the water shortages? Fed up with the dailey political protests on the main highway? Burning tires, trees and blocking travel! Move, retire or escape to the province of Chiriqui. We offer a free, no…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:44am -
  • FREE local lawyer referrals (Chiriqui)
    In Panama.... A good lawyer who speaks English is HARD to find. A good lawyer who speaks English and comes to your home is even HARDER to find. A good lawyer who speaks English, come to you and understands US levels of service is the for sure the…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Interpreter Spanish- English (Panama)
    I have been teaching English to adults for more than 18 years in Panama City. I would like to offer my service as an interpreter . 25-30$ hour My available hours are from Mondays thru Fridays 8 am - 400 pm
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:59pm -
  • a quiet loan (I need a no document off the books loan )
    I am in need of a no document, off the books business loan right away
    - 3 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 5:11pm -

YouTube Panama

Panama - Stay Forever (Official Video)
Panama - Stay Forever (Official Video)Panama - Stay Forever - (Official Video) This video is a collaboration between Panama and Seafolly, directed by Daniel Askill and starring Martha Hunt. Downl...From:Future ClassicViews:239894…
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Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]
Panama - It's Not Over [Official Video]Subscribe to our channel here! Panama - It's Not Over Taken from the Panama 'It's Not Over EP' out 2 Nov 2012 on Future Classic Get a co...From:Future ClassicViews:1595362…
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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:4582633699ratings…
- 15 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 7:58am -
Tropical Panama : La Chica Que Soñe
Tropical Panama : La Chica Que SoñeLa Chica Que Soñe...-..,,,Tropical Panama.From:ilubme12Views:342367736ratingsTime:03:15More inMusic
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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…
- 24 hours ago, 24 Dec 14, 11:48pm -
PANAMA - The Way |
PANAMA - The Way | QCPTV.comThis programme uncovers the real Panama, bringing both tourism and business opportunities to life. Explore new cultures and find exciting new discoveries and...From:QCPTVViews:57231543ratingsTi…
- 1 day ago, 24 Dec 14, 8:51pm -


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    2 Recamaras (Estudio, puede usar de 3ra Recamara)Amoblado
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Dec 14, 10:07pm -
    Con 3 recámaras, 3 terrazas, 360° de vista, 2 estacionamientos, depósito, con avalúo superior al precio de venta. Contacto María Elena de Valero telf. 6550-2890
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Dec 14, 10:06pm -
  • newalquilo cuarto con baño y entrada independiente
    el cuarto tiene TV, cable, internet, nevera, microonda, A/A, abanico de techo, mesita , lámpara. cama grande con sabanas.Se alquila a una persona seria, honesta y responsable que trabaje o estudie.
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 9:51pm -
  • newAlquilo 3 recamaras totalmente nuevo
    Alquilo 3 mini apartamentos de una recamara, sala comedor, cocina con cocinoba, baño independiente, lavanderia interna, cielo raso, ventanas francesas y puertas de metal con seguridad.Ubicado en un lugar centrico y tranquilo a solo 5 minutos de…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 9:51pm -
  • newCasas amobladas con vista al mar
    Preciosas cabañas frente al muelle y playa de Taboga. Frondosa vegetación
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  • newEXCELENTE OFERTA... Casa a un buen precio.
    La casa cuenta con espaciosas recámaras, sala - comedor y área de lavandería. Tiene un patio trasero con árboles frutales. Un portal amplio techado y con verjas.Accesible al colegio, al centro de salud, sub-estación policial y el aereopuerto.…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 9:07pm -
  • newHouse in Linda Vista for rent
    Comfortable house for rent in Linda Vista, close to schools, hospitals, Banks, Malls, etc
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Panama Guide

  • SENAFRONT Dismantles Illegal Mining Camp In The Darien
    The State Border Service (SENAFRONT) dismantled a criminal organization called 'Bacrin' operating in the province of Darien, specifically in Cerro Tacarcuna of Pinogana. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have l ...
    - 9 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 9:29am -
  • Former PAN Director Giacomo Tamburrelli Placed Under House Arrest
    The former Director of the National Support Program (PAN) Giacomo Tamburrelli spent about ten hours answering questions before the office of the Second Anti Corruption Prosecutor - as part of an investigation into charges of embezzlement - and at ...
    - 9 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 9:14am -
  • Martinelli Would Have Received $25 Million Dollar Bribe From Finmeccanica
    In less than a few hours, the Prosecutor of the Court of Rome disarmed the few defensive arguments being made by the author of the Finmeccanica contracts between Italy and Panama, Valter Lavítola, and his alleged accomplice, former Italian Commer ..…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 9:02am -
  • Panama makes climate splash with wind energy
    World Bank unit backing project with $300 million finance package.By Daniel J. Graeber - World Bank unit supporting efforts to advance a low-carbon economy in Panama with wind energy developments. (UPI) A member of the World Bank Gr ...
    - 9 days ago, 17 Dec 14, 8:13am -
  • Tamburelli Faces Charges - Appears Before The Second Anti Corruption Prosecutor
    The former head of the National Program of Support (PAN), Giacomo Tamburrelli, appeared before the Second Anti Corruption Prosecutor this morning, where he was interrogated, after the prosecutor accused him of crimes against the public administra ...
    - 10 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 2:47pm -
  • 25 years ago: US invades Panama
    The US invasion of Panama: On December 20, 1989, the US launched a full-scale invasion of Panama to paralyze the country’s military force and oust strongman Manuel Noriega. The invasion, dubbed “Operation Just Cause,” involved almost 28,000 US…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 7:35am -
  • "The Citizens' Privacy Was Violated" - Varela
    President Juan Carlos Varela yesterday reacted publicly about the scandal generated by the disappearance of some sophisticated spy equipment, purchased during the government of Ricardo Martinelli from an Israeli company for $13.4 million. (mo ...
    - 12 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 10:12am -
  • Ave Balboa Closed Tomorrow For Concert
    The Mayor of Panama recommended that drivers should use the Centennial Bridge on Monday, December 8th, because the Cinta Costera viaduct and Ave. Balboa will be closed due to a Disney concert, being organized by this entity. (more)You've jus ...
    - 18 days ago, 7 Dec 14, 6:33pm -

  • 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

  • newThank you Keith, Jillian and Buenos Vecinos of Boquete
    I have not spent Christmas in Boquete many times, it is often a time to travel, but this year I am here. For the first time in many years, I had the opportunity to go to what has become an annual event. Keith Woolford and Jillian Collis sponsor a lar…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 11:11am -
  • Christmas Eve Day in Boquete Panama
    I woke to a beautiful sunny day in a land of hope and tranquility. My last few days have been peaceful with some wonderful guests and great food. It is true that we had some drama last week about an expat who shot two dogs with a pellet gun but toda…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 8:18am -
  • Election in Boquete, Dolega and Gualaca this Sunday
    I have had a number of people ask why they cannot buy alcohol in Boquete this weekend. From an expat perspective that is the perceived impact of a special election in the Districts of Boquete, Dolega and Gualaca. I have also spoken to many who can vo…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 11:17am -
  • Tuesday Talks: Newcomers and Food in Boquete
    We had a lively meeting with forty-one people many of whom are new in Boquete. The purpose of a newcomers meeting is to educate and induce dialogue between people who are new and those who have been here a while. Since just saying we are going to hav…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 5:47pm -
  • Gyros for Boquete
    I heard whispers at a dinner, then I read about it on Facebook. Mark Jones, the man who provides the best massages at Isla Verde, opened a Gyro stand in Boquete. No longer is a voyage to David necessary for pita wrapped goodness. With a menu that st…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Dec 14, 4:13pm -
  • Nancy and Craig Burgess, a life reboot is not easy
    Those of us who live in Panama should not be surprised to learn about expats who come to Panama in an effort to flee mistakes of the past. Jimmy Buffett sang about the reality in a piece called Banana Republics and I suspect the song applies to many…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 3:23pm -
  • Need a root canal?
    Getting a root canal ranks up there with driving in Panama City or lying in front of a local bus, but at times it is a necessity. A few weeks ago I had the need. For me it was a crisis situation, a bad infection in my mouth, an infection that antibio…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Dec 14, 4:18pm -
  • Tapas and Music to close out Mothers Day
    For Mothers day dinner and music I went to the small Tapas restaurant on Avenida Principal in Boquete, Black and White. The place was filled to over flowing by people enjoying the only Spanish cuisine in Boquete. I noticed for the first time they ser…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • 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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  • But What About Medical Care?
    THE most frequent question I get on board ship about living in Panama is, “But what about medical care?” Amongst USA folks there is an assumption that everything, EVERYTHING in the US is better than anywhere else in the world. … Continue readin…
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  • My Day in The Panama Canal
    In what may be a classic case of over-reaction, Carnival Corp following the Costa tragedy has now decided that nobody is allowed on the bridge of its ships except the bridge team and the pilots. You will recall that the … Continue reading →
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  • Along The Pacific
    Between the time we left San Pedro [Los Angeles] and begin our transit of the Panama Canal, ISLAND PRINCESS called at three ports, leaving a lot of sea days in between which are great for me because I get to … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • Pacific Coast Panama
    It's the last Saturday afternoon before Christmas its warm and sunny with a light salty seabreeze and my third Balboa is tasting just fine....I'm sitting in a restaurant overlooking Panama's Chiriqui National Marine Park and the islands that seem to
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  • Panamarrrr
    When Welsh pirate Henry Morgan trashed the Spanish colonial city of Panama in 1671 looking for a gold church alter he probably didn't think much about what would grow in its place. These were simpler times when ransacking your neighbour's stuff burni…
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  • On to Panama
    Today we leave Peru for Panama But before we left Kelly and I did some last minute sightseeing finally making our way up to Saksaywaman pronounced sexy woman. Located on a steep hill that overlooks the city Saksaywaman contains an impressive view of…
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  • Predicando fiesta y asamblea regional
    Hello family and friends Guess its been a while since our last post because were getting complaints So here it is. Weve had a few more preaching experiences since our last post. Well start with the day of the cows. Juan and I droppe
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  • Sand Sun and Sea Sailing Panamas San Blas Islands
    After a fond farewell to Cuba we embarked upon our next adventure in Panama. The taxi from Panama City airport provided an overview of just how different the culture and industry are between the two countries Cuba cut off from the superpower of Ameri…
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  • Youtube links Karaoke Panama A MUST SEE Clayton's first comment in Spanish al Salon del Reino Santiago Panama.
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  • Service Karaoke and much more
    Hellooooo Everybody Today is 111114 506pm We have officially been here 2 weeks. Havent written much on our blog because I had been sick for a week. Ill spare you the gruesome details basically I was in the bathroom a lot fever of 103
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  • First Day in Service Panama Rachael
    Well hello all Its now 659 Panama time 459 Oregon time. I just got up from a lovely siesta and am munching on some yummy oreos. Clay is still sleeping I got my first bug bite If we werent in a foreign country I wouldnt care but since
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newSo Much To Be Thankful For
    While Lilliam, Natalie, Koki and I enjoyed Christmas morning, I had the Apple TV playing Christmas Music. Apple TV began scrolling my photos as the music played as a screen saver and it reminded me that this has been an … Continue reading →
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  • newCable Onda Wishes me Merry Christmas

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  • newChristmas Gifts
    Two tips for Christmas: 1) Forget the past, you can’t change it. 2) Forget the present, I forgot to get you one.
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  • Christmas is for Children
    Christmas is for children. When my daughter learned of two young boys, who were victims of a “super aggravated sex assault”, she decided to try to fill their Christmas with more joy than would otherwise have been possible. I mentioned … Continu…
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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Water Contamination in Tole, Chiriqui
    Here is the latest ACS message from the U.S. Embassy in Panama City. The American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to alert U.S. citizens traveling to and/or living in Panama to the message below … Continue reading →…
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  • Icy Roads
    Over the river and through the woods… Yep. When you’re driving on icy roads, you can end up pretty much anywhere. Luckily, I no longer worry about that.
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  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: TRAVEL ALERT – WORLDWIDE
    Here is the latest ACS message from the U.S. Embassy in Panama City: The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra … Continue reading →
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  • Spoke Too Soon
    Based on the tests I did before going to bed, I thought Cable Onda had solved their problems. Looks like I was wrong. After the last few days and communicating with Cable Onda and sending them speed tests ping tests … Continue reading →
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YouTube Panama Canal

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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PANAMÁ: "El país que unió al mundo"
PANAMÁ: "El país que unió al mundo"Infortunios y victorias de los heroes y villanos que llevaron adelante la obra de ingeniería mas impresionante de todos los tiempos. Un país y una estratégic...From:luiscavirViews:2523922…
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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 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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Documental Español - EL Nuevo Canal De Panama (COMPLETO)
Documental Español - EL Nuevo Canal De Panama (COMPLETO)FNM) La logística Atlántico - Pacífico sufrirá una transformación inconmensurable a partir de 2014, cuando se inaugure la ampliación del canal de Panamá. La ...From:TOP TUB…
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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:23833102095ratings…
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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

  • деоффшоризации
    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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  • 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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Uncover Panama

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

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Loquacious J by PanaJane

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

  • 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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  • 7th Grade Teacher from the USA comes to Panama to Learn Spanish
    It’s always interesting to hear about each students’ motivations to learn Spanish, hear about their backgrounds, and why they chose Panama specifically as a destination to study Spanish. Since a good amount of our students come from professions w…
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  • Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 3: Education
    This is the third of a 5-part series about the biggest problems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. You can click here to see the first part here about Physical Infrastructure or here for the second part about Social Proble…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

  • newCalling All Hikers -- Friday's Hike
    Friday Dec 26th we'll leave at 8:00 AM from across from CEFATI and hike Volcancito Road to La Estancia. This is a 2 hour hike on paved road and will help get rid of the extra calories from Christmas. It's level 6 for distance and level 5 for difficul…
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  • newAmazing Japanese Old Man
    Amazing Japanese Old Man See if you can figure it out.This respectful Japanese old man is Amazing!  I spend two years in Japan (1958-1959) wonderful people.At one time I could tell you wh…
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    Does anyone know what happened last night in front of Brisas? It looked like a body was covered on the highway and remnants of an accident.
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  • newMemories
    "Imagine a morning in late November. A coming-of-winter morning more than twenty years ago. Consider the kitchen of a spreading old house in a country town. A great black stove is its main feature; but there is also a big round table and a fireplace…
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  • newBuenos Vecinos de Boquete December Sponsor a Family
    Sponsor-a-Family December 2014…
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  • newany fishing?
    Hello everyone, anyone has actually fished a trout in the river running across boquete? maybe around bajo mono?thanks.
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  • LOST IN THE 50'S TONIGHT were the day's.Patrick 
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  • Hogar Trisker Christmas
    Thank you to everyone who helped out with this years Toys for Tots at Hogar Trisker. Yesterday we loaded up all the presents and food donations and delivered them to Trisker. This is the second year that our wonderful customers stepped up to help the…
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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    QUOTE:  “I loved baba ganouch before I learned how to say it.  I still can’t spell it.”  --Author UnknownThe restaurant Beirut opened its doors in Playa Blanca about two years ago. Bringing Middle Eastern cuisine and a mix of internationa…
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  • Swinging Boquete - Jazz and Blues are coming back to the highlands!
     When summer comes back to Boquete in early 2015 the valley will resonate once again with the sounds of world-class Latin Jazz and the raw power of North American Blues. For almost a full week, world-class music will rule the Boquete valley aga…
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    M StefanTHE YEAR IN REVIEWAs the year end approaches, I decided to look back at my wine reviews and select some of the highlights of 2014.  I have broken it down to Sparkling Wines, White Wines, Rose’ Wines and Red Wines.All the wines I lis…
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  • Greenhouses: Helping Plant Flourish in Tropical Climates
    Greenhouses or in Spanish viveros, are a common solution used by gardeners to combat the dry and hot months in Panama. While having and operating a greenhouse might seem like a daunting task at the beginning, if you can see the construction through…
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  • Holiday Recipes
    The holiday season is upon us along with the season for entertaining, cooking, and sharing food and drink. Here are three holiday recipes sure to impress your guests.Rum Punch / Ron PoncheAuthor UnknownThis is a traditional Panamanian drink, served…
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  • New Year Traditions of Latin America
    For many the beginning of a New Year is about starting a new chapter, getting a clean slate, a new opportunity to start over.  While parties and fireworks are global traditions, there are certain unique customs that have their roots in the Spanish…
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  • Safarick’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Zoo in Colon
    Located in the Maria Chiquita area, on the Caribbean side of Panama, Safarick’s Zoologic is an animal rescue and rehabilitation center founded by Antonio Purificacao, a real estate developer from Montreal, with a love for animals. Most of the…
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  • CASA Prepares to Deliver Food Baskets to Families in Need
    Every year on January 6th the Coronado Area Social Association (CASA) celebrates Three Kings Day with special needs children and their families.Three Kings Day, or in Spanish, Dia de los Reyes, is celebrated in many parts of the world. On the Chri…
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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…
    - 29 Oct 10, 8:17pm -
  • Top 10 Bars in Panama City, Panama
    the cave bar at Relic is among Panama’s most uniqueMy buddy Charlie is often quoted as saying, “Sorry for partyin’!”  You see, Charles has what I like to call a penchant for fiestas. When it comes to the PTY nightlife scene, Charlie is the…
    - 29 Apr 10, 8:57pm -
  • Best Restaurants in Panama City, Panama
    Panama City has an emerging culinary sceneLooking for somewhere great to eat while in Panama City, Panama?  I asked a few of my “foodie” friends if they’d provide me a list of their favorite culinary haunts in PTY.  Here’s the short list:…
    - 23 Apr 10, 2:06pm -
  • How To Leave Panama City, Panama By Car
    Exiting Panama City, Panama via rental car can be difficultEscaping the maze that is Panama City via rental car is one of the biggest challenges facing a first time visitor to Panama.  Streets aren’t well marked, the path to the Bridge isn’t cl…
    - 12 Apr 10, 3:34pm -
  • Can You Still Find Cheap Panama Real Estate?
    my picks for Panama deal seekersThere may be a global financial crisis going on, but if Panama’s real estate asking prices are any indicator, that memo never made it to Panama. During the Panama real estate boom of 2005-2007, crowds of investors…
    - 30 Mar 10, 4:34pm -
  • ATP Inaugurates Flight to Pedasi Panama
    Tourism Minister Salome ShamahThe Panama Tourism Authority and Aeroperlas held a joint press conference this past Friday to inaugurate the flights to Pedasi.  ATP head Salome Shamah was in attendance, along with Pedasi area investors and Aeroperlas…
    - 1 Mar 10, 12:45pm -
  • Panama Tourism Minister Assists With Flights to Pedasi
    Panama Tourism’s New Top Boss, Salome ShamahToday I had a very positive meeting with Salome Shamah, Panama’s new Minister of Tourism (ATP).  Also in attendance were Adolfo Linares (head of Panama Chamber of Commerce), Rolando Pereira (Aeroperla…
    - 1 Feb 10, 1:15pm -
  • Pundits Offer Panama 2010 Predictions
    what surprises does 2010 hold for Panama?I asked a few friends and fellow bloggers for their predictions for Panama in 2010.   Here’s a compilation of their opinions, which are as varied and colorful as my uncle Doc’s 8 kids.Sam Taliferro, Re…
    - 20 Jan 10, 10:24am -

Flickr - Orchids of Panama

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

Sylvain’s Panama Adventure

  • Panasonic Lumix LX100
    “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” The above quote is some of the best photography advice I have ever received. I’ve been doing photography for fourty years and I have owned several 35mm cameras and a few digital SLRs culmi…
    - 77 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 2:10pm -
  • What people would not do to look better…
    I’m amazed by the things people are willing to do to their body in an attempt to look better. This is particularly true here in Colombia where there are a LOT of gorgeous women and where the macho culture valorizes women’s beauty but not much el…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 12:28pm -
  • Cleopatra
    We’ve lost our beloved Cleo 3 weeks ago. We think she was probably a victim of a boa that has been roaming in the area for some time. We will miss her dearly, she was a very sweet cat.The post Cleopatra appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
    - 30 Jul 13, 1:58pm -
  • New eBook on Wide-Angle Photography
    I just downloaded this beautiful new eBook in PDF format. It is a very focused book with a narrow subject: Wide-Angle Macro Photography. Most macro-photography is done with lenses from normal to short tele, which allows you to isolate the subject fr…
    - 20 Nov 12, 10:14am -
  • PopSci Innovation of the year: Google Now
    Popular Science just named Google Now their Innovation of the Year. Like most people, I had never heard of Google Now, until last week that is, when I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). All of a sudden, my phone…
    - 14 Nov 12, 4:10pm -
  • Another nice article on Panama
    They describe 5 of the most popular places for retirement in Panama, each offering a very different lifestyle. 5 Retirement Places in PanamaThe post Another nice article on Panama appeared first on Sylvain Duford.
    - 18 Oct 12, 8:57am -
  • I am Canadian?
    Yesterday was Canada Day (July 1st, the anniversary of the country’s official creation) and many friends took the time to wish me a happy Canada Day as many also celebrated. But somehow that day didn’t feel as special to me as it used to do. I f…
    - 2 Jul 12, 2:39pm -
  • My very own StairsMaster 3D
    About 6 weeks ago I started walking the river trail every morning. Since the trail is about 70% stairs, it is quite the aerobic workout. While I liked the real stairs-masters, I hate working out inside on a machine, it is just boring and causes me…
    - 1 Mar 12, 1:59pm -

Step to Life

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

The Silver People Chronicle

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

Aero Past
Aero Past
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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newMission Accomplished
    Goals are accomplishments or projects you decide to do in the future to give direction and purpose to your life.  Living without goals is living the life of the weather vane; it moves according to the direction of the wind.  Without goals your ship…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Dec 14, 4:04am -
  • Women’s Footware in Panama
    Sandals have been used to protect our feet since the dawn of time.  A good deal of variety in the types of ancient Roman sandals and shoes, made the shoe-maker (sutor) a valued craftsman.  The ancient Romans contributed the entire-foot-encasing sho…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 4:02am -
  • Optical Illusions
    Not everything is what is seems.  Reality sometimes plays tricks on us, specially in the field of photography.  Such is the case of a cooking utensil used by my wife to cook our food.  I had looked at this implement for many years, but never reall…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 4:02am -
  • Graduation Fever
    December is the months of graduations in Panama.  Universities, elementary schools, high schools, and other educational entities choose the month of December to celebrate their graduation ceremonies.  Proud parents crowd the venues looking out for…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 4:05am -
  • Hanging Out To Dry

    - 5 days ago, 21 Dec 14, 4:05am -
  • Hot Wheels For The Twisters
    Years have gone by.  Way too many.  The Twisters are becoming teenagers and soon will be adults.   It’s amazing how times passes silently, like a shadow.  We try to keep our Twisters within our lives as much as we can, but we know, deep down i…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 4:01am -
  • Nativity Scene
    Kindly click images to enlarge them and appreciate them better.  Good Day.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 4:02am -
  • Tower In Blue

    - 8 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 4:02am -

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