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Bananama Republic

  • A Free Speech Zone for Panama?
    If Panama can protect free trade in the Colon Free Trade Zone, and neutrality and free transit through the Panama Canal, why not do the same for Free Speech and a Free Press?
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • Financial offshore tourism in Panama
    Why the smart money stays away from Panama's crime-ridden financial sector.
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:16pm -
  • Colombia best place in Latin America to do business
    Panama is a distant fifth in World Bank report, and on Internations survey ranks even below Europe in cost of living.
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 4:52pm -
  • Noriega screwed over again by gringos
    Noriega, this time defeated by Rudy Giuliani, should have launched his own video game with Bush as the bad guy.
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:03pm -
  • Wacky whining about stupid national anthem
    If Banananazis don't stop complaining about how their dumb anthem is being performed, we will produce a punk version of it in Icelandic and shit on their flag.
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 2:40pm -
  • Petaquilla sequestered, Fifer summoned, inside info
    The authorities move against Petaquilla and Richard Fifer, while we reveal some inside info about his criminal activities.
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:34pm -
  • War on Halloween, again
    Panama's Proteger y Servir outlaws masks in the streets during Halloween because criminals wear masks too, sometimes.
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:58pm -
  • Fines for Frankenfish
    Instead of sending in a James Bond to blow the place to pieces, Panama has chosen to fine the creators of evil GMO fish for not having permits.
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:31pm -

The Panama Digest

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 8:17am -
  • Atlapa to Get Temporary Makeover for Summit
    The Foreign Ministry is taking bids for a $3.5 million dollar remodel of the Atlapa Convention Center for the Seventh Summit of the Americas. According to information published on PanamaCompra, the money will be used for temporary walls and ceilin…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 7:49am -
  • Firearm Import Suspension Extended
    The Ministry of Public Security has extended the suspension on firearm imports to Panama for six months. The measure, approved in the Official Gazette, applies to all companies importing weapons, with the exception of state security agencies. Securi…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 6:53am -

The Visitor

  • newTips for a healthy Thanksgiving
    By Lauren Spicer Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all of the wonderful things in our lives. Family, friends, delicious food and good health are among our most common sources of gratitude. This Thanksgiving, treat your family and friends to…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:14am -
  • newWhat to do on Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving Day, one of the most significant celebrations for the population of the United States that is currently taking more prominence in other countries such as Panama. It marks the commencement of the Christmas season…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:57am -
  • newSpecial deals for tourists
    Special promotions are being launched every day to attract more customers from abroad to take advantage of the great benefits of Panama as a tourist center and shopping destination. For the 2014-2015 season the shopping centers, Multiplaza, Metromal…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:43am -
  • Airbox Express
    Your door to US Black Friday deals The high season for shopping is fast approaching, adding a new element to the Holiday traditions of Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day (Panamanian) and Christmas. Black Friday and Cyber Monday advertisements are everywhe…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:49pm -
  • Panama is for readers
    Best places for buying books When the landmark Librería Argosy shut its doors last year a huge void was left in the Panamanian book store scene. Though the old standby book purveyors never went away–Gran Morrison with enough bi-lingual choices to…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • Advent calendar with a Advent calendar
    The tradition of Advent calendars originated in Germany. The calendars are usually made of cardboard and have 24 small windows. The windows are to be opened on each day of December leading up to Christmas. Now you can buy hand-made Advent calendars w…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:29pm -
  • Seven tips to enjoy Black Friday
    By Sarah de Guandique On Friday, November 28, for the third year in a row, Panama marks Black Friday, when the country’s shops swell with buyers looking for deep discounts and rebates. Here, The Visitor offers a few tips to help you make the most…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:47pm -


  • Always Cool

    - 24 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 32 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:…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 12:44pm -
  • Shoestalking: Courtney & Camille

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

    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 10:28am -
  • East Williamsburg
    Top: Felix B. Maduro Jeans: J Brand Zapatos: Birkenstock Cartera: Chanel Labial: Chanel en “Rouge Noir” Lentes de Sol: Cheap Monday Pulseras: Zara – Top: Felix B. Maduro Jeans: J Brand Shoes: Birkenstock Bag: Chanel Lipstick: Chanel in “Rouge…
    - 44 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 3:56pm -

The Berry & The Fox

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 9 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 -
  • Weekend Getaway
    Sometimes in life, we make a wrong turn. Other times, we follow a map for 4 hours in the wrong direction. Yesterday afternoon, Juan, Joaquin and I decided to jump in the car and go exploring. I have been dying to get out to the ocean and check out th…
    - 2 Feb 14, 10:36pm -

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The Panama Gringo

  • 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 83 days ago, 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 -
  • Panama City Nightlife
    Looking for something hot to do tonight in Panama City? Well, maybe not actually tonight, a Monday night, but maybe Monday night, especially if you’re a gringo or gringa living in Panama City. Are you on vacation? Retired? If so, Monday night is t…
    - 21 Jul 14, 6:33pm -
  • Pesky Mosquitoes – Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    If you are concerned about mosquito-borne diseases while in Panama, keep in mind this isn’t the 1930’s, or even the 1950’s. To be infected from a mosquito isn’t as easy as it was back then. First of all, you must be bitten by the same mosqui…
    - 23 Jun 14, 1:34pm -
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Craigslist - Community

  • Community Tax & Legal Library (Chiriqui Highlands)
    The community of Boquete and the surrounding towns of the Chiriqui Highlands will soon have a community Tax & Law Library,free online. If you would like to contribute publications, tax forms & guides, laws of Panama documents, new/germain tax law li…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:41am -
  • Need help: 2 air tickets to Mexico or any help (Panama)
    A friend of mine need to travel to Mexico to have an eye surgery. He needs 2 air tickets for him and the person who is going to take care of him. He is loosing his vision and needs to travel urgently. He accept any donation. I can provide you with my…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 3:49pm -
  • in need of kids clothing (panama city panama )
    Hello.. i am in need of clothing for my two sons 8 and 5 years old and also adult clothing if you have any used clothing you would like to get rid of please contact me. God bless you!!
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 10:49pm -
  • New Private School to Open March 2015 (Panama City)
    We are a small, new start-up school here in Panama City, Panama. At Frank Haviland Academy we offer a blended learning environment along with an accredited USA high school diploma for grades 6th - 12th grade. Our blended learning environment is idea…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 7:18pm -
  • ASAP Live and volunteer at island resort (Isla Loma Partida, Bocas del Toro)
    Hi, My name is Michelle, the owner of De la Luna ~ Organic Sustainable Living Resort on the island of Loma Partida, and hour from Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro. We are preparing to reopen in December, so I am looking for some really nice, tres cool, c…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 7:10am -
  • Te ayudo a crear un espacio con empleo de materiales a bajo costo
    oy un joven arquitecto de 28 aos, nicaraguense. Actualmente vivo en Nicaragua. Estoy muy interesado en la Bioconstruccin. Me estoy formando a travs de un curso. Y qu es la Bioconstruccin? Se denomina Bioconstruccin a los sistemas de edificac [...]
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 12:41am -
  • WANTED / BUSCO freshwater Angelfish - Guppy HATCHERY expert (Republic of Panama)
    WANTED / BUSCO + Want to set ANGELFISH + GUPPY freshwater HATCHERY. + Person with full knowledge on SETTING & MANAGING & BREEDING Tropical fish. + got aquariums & equip. + Busco EXPERTO para criar ANGELES y GUPPYS exoticos de AGUADULCE. + tengo…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 3:44pm -
  • Elliott and Associates Corporate Strategic Planning Review (Panama)
    Australia Etterflgende "Klima Performance" Tiltak Elliott and Associates -- Europe, Tokyo, Paris and Asia Global Green Economy indeksen p mandag oppfrt Australia som sist blant 60 land vurdert for lederskap p global oppvarming ledelse, mens en [..…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:45pm -

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Craig's List - Services Offered

  • newHouse Sitters Available (Panama)
    HOUSE / PET SITTERS AVAILABLE Hi everyone - we're Charlie and Luke, experienced house and pet sitters who have been house sitting and travelling in Central America for 7 months now. We will be in Panama in December/January. If anyone is in need of…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:38pm -
  • newTours in Panama (panama city)
    Tours to San Blas, El Valle, Zip lining(Portobelo), Monkey Island in the Panama Canal, hiking and horseback riding(Portobelo), Indian Village(Chagres River), Panama Canal Miraflores Looks visitors center. Full bilingual guide, be part of the advent…
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  • newAqu� hi ha les �rees on pugui ajuda:
    financera * * Prstec Personal * Home Loan * Prstec d'Inversi * Prstec d'Auto * Consolidaci de Deute * Lnia de Crdit * Segona Hipoteca * Adquisici de crdit Si us plau, poseu-vos en contacte amb nosaltres per correu electrnic
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:59pm -
    PRSTEC PERSONAL PUNT PROFESSIONAL PRSTEC INDUSTRIAL PRSTEC COMERCIAL PRSTEC EMPRESA CREACI PRSTEC DEL PROJECTE PERSONAL HIPOTECA Oferim prstecs a particulars i organitzacions comercials Des de 500 fins a un mxim de 4.000.000 oferi [...]
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • newTot a punt Fest
    El prstec de qualsevol correu del festival li permet fer front de manera senzilla i rpida a tots els seus anys de despesa final. s ideal per a unes estupendes vacances i sense preocupacions Vost pot aconseguir fins a 5.000 Amb el prstec de [...]
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:37pm -
  • Administramos su cupo viajero cadivi (Punta Pacifica)
    Administramos su cupo viajero cadivi, Punto de Venta Espaol en Euros en Panama al 15% Donde raspar mi cupo viajero cadivi a Espaa en euros en Panama al 15%.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • Realtors!!!!!! Make Money Bringing Me Cell Site Owners
    I am looking to buy cell phone tower leases, you can make a finders fee by bringing me or sending me the the contact information for the land lords who have cell site(s) on their property.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:37pm -

YouTube Panama

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:1508169…
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IVANO FOSSATI Panamapanama e dintorni.From:SIRIO2222Views:319927486ratingsTime:05:10More inMusic
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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:160297…
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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:20949061852ratings…
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Panama City - Pacific Coast Skyline (HD)
Panama City - Pacific Coast Skyline (HD)This video was made on short periods of time I had in a business trip to Panama City, sadly I didn't get to see everything, hopefully in the future I'll go b...From:EduarFilmsViews:1464821…
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The Price of Modernization in Panama: Dammed Forever
The Price of Modernization in Panama: Dammed ForeverSubscribe to VICE News here: VICE News travels to the construction site of Barro Blanco, a hydroelectric dam in the Chir...From:VICE NewsViews:…
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Encuentra24 - Real Estate

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  • newRoom for rent- ladies only
    2 rooms for rent (ladies only)$400- television (cable), wi-fi, a/c$250- ceiling fan, wi-fiboth rooms with access to kitchen, washer, living room and balcony
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  • newAve. Balboa, impressive views, luxurious 1 bdrm. $250,000
    convenient, central, close to everything, easy to accessbig social area with swimming pool, bar, gym, jacuzzi, basketball field, party saloon
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    Apartamento de tres recamaras cada una con su baño, medio baño de visita, cuarto y baño de servivicio, amplio balcon con vista amplia al mar y ciudad, den, dos estacionamientos
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:53pm -
    Brand new apartment for rent in David just one minute from Terronal Plaza. Apartment with three rooms and two bathrooms, living and dining room, balcón, electric entrance and security.
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:31pm -
    Descripcion SE ALQUILAN 9 LOCALES COMERCIALES DIFRENTES TAMAÑOS UBICADAS EN BALBOA. LOCAL M2 PARQUEOS PRECIO DE RENTA 1 143 2 $3,289 2 147 2 $3,381 3 125 ALQUILADO 4 128 ALQUILADO 5 146 2 $3,358 6 187 3 $4,301 7 147 2 $3,381…
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Panama Guide

  • The DIJ Is "Abusing" Pellegrini - Because She Gave A Television Interview
    Mayte Pellegrini cannot leave the jail cell in which she is being held, because she gave an interview from prison which was aired yesterday on Telemetro. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to thei ...
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:01am -
  • Adolfo Chichi de Obarrio Ducks The Press
    The former private secretary of the former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli, Adolfo Chichi de Obarrio, refused yesterday to speak about the origin of the funds he used to purchase an apartment in 2010 in the PH Icon Tower building located i ...
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:45am -
  • Balboa Avenue Prices up 12% since March 2013
    Prices are up nearly 12% on residential high-rise apartments for sale in Panama’s waterfront district, Balboa Avenue compared to March 2013, the last time Panama Equity Real Estate conducted our pricing survey. These findings coincide with overa .…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 8:45am -
  • Witness Says Briefcases Full Of Cash Handed Out At The Presidency During Martinelli Administration
    "I saw suitcases, not envelopes, full of money that came in the hands of Adolfo ‘Chichi’ De Obarrio, the former executive assistant to the former President Ricardo Martinelli - they were briefcases the size of a portfolio to store a laptop comput…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:54pm -
  • 739 Kilos of Cocaine Seized In Two Busts
    Agents of the National Air and Border Protection Service of Panama made two seizures of a total of 739 kilos of cocaine, in the center and Western parts of the country. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have lo ...
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:23pm -
  • Former PAN Minister Arrested On Corruption Charges
    The former director of the National Assistance Program (NAP), Rafael Guardia Jaén, was arrested for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration and corruption. (more)You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribe ...
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:02pm -
  • '48 Hours: Devil's Island' Posts Broadcast's Best Audience Delivery Since November
    By Amanda Kondolojy - Saturday’s broadcast of “Devil’s Island” delivered the largest audience for 48 HOURS in nearly a year and was the night’s #1 non-sports broadcast in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Nov. 15…
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  • CBS 48 Hours "Devil's Island" Aired Last Night - The Murder of Yvonne Baldelli
    By Don Winner for - It was very hard for me to watch the 48 Hours program last might. Michelle Valenzuela was the first person who reached out to me to ask for help. It was devastating to see h ...
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 9:33pm -

  • 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

  • newA busy week is coming to Boquete
    Boquete has a sufficient US expat population to have Thanksgiving celebrations. We have many alternatives. I am posting a few just so people here and not here, know what will be on the table at some local restaurants. Dinners range from $45 at the el…
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  • Change comes one step at a time
    On September 9 2014 I wrote about a Tuesday Meeting where a new committee, started by local citizens, was formed. That committee, supported by our new Alcalde took upon itself beautifying Boquete. I went to one meeting of that committee and listen to…
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  • Tuesday Talk: Anne Gordon de Barrigon
    After reading some comments on my post yesterday I stopped pouting about attendance at the Tuesday meetings.  I realized that many people who are not in Boquete enjoy reading about the meetings. I decided to share some of the meeting and to encoura…
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  • Tuesday Talks: You missed a great presentation
    I am sad that once again the auditorium was more empty than full. We had a great and very educational presentation from a very intriguing woman. It appears to me that I should stop publishing about the meeting content so perhaps more people will atte…
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  • Musings on my ocean crossing
    Today I was asked to write a bit about my holiday. I actually did write for several days crossing to Atlantic back to Florida so I will share in pieces for anyone actually interested. For several years, ever since my first cruise experience, I wanted…
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  • Tuesday Talk: Sr Millo Vasquez Alcalde of the District of Boquete
    The sixty people who took the time to hear the new Alcalde of Boquete, Sr, Millo Vasquez had a warm and fuzzy experience. After ten years of an Alcalde who did paid little attention to the new immigrants of Boquete we have a new Alcalde who considers…
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  • To there and back again
    I am back in Boquete in recovery from an outstanding three weeks plus on the road, sea and in the air. The eight hours to Panama City, about the same to Lisbon Portugal followed by a couple of hours more to Rome. A few days gawking at history, a four…
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  • On the road again
    I am writing this from a small bakery, Panaria, on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. A rather large outpost of Spanish civilization in the Atlantic, tomorrow is Halloween and I will celebrate it at sea on the way to Fort Lauderdale. This was a trip to…
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Richard Detrich Panama Blog

  • 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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  • A Great Opportunity
    Bob Adams is a guy I respect and enjoy listening to.  I think Bob gives one of the best analysis of the economic of Panama and does an excellent job objectively evaluating Panama as a place for investment and/or retirement. … Continue reading →
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  • Back At Sea
    It’s been over a year since I’ve been back on Princess and I’m happy to be back, this time on ISLAND PRINCESS again as Port Lecturer. I had a little over a month to get ready and no, it’s not … Continue reading →
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  • Your Comments
    Yes, I know, it’s been a while since I got to the mail … Costs of Living in Panama Several of you commented on the recent posts on the cost of living in Panama [Market Basket Comparisons and Live Better … Continue reading →
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  • Live BETTER for LESS in Panama
    I sometimes get a little upset when so much of the press about moving to Panama advertises, “Cheap! Cheap! Cheap!” We worked hard all of our lives and whatever “nice” things we have we worked for, so when we retired … Continue reading →
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    Just how much cheaper is life in Panama? Good question, and much of the information you will find on-line is OUTDATED or very generalized.  The folks who make a living offering seminars about offshore living and living internationally often hype ……
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  • Pros & Cons of Living in An Expat Community
      I like Jackie Lange and I like her Panama Relocation Tours. Before she decided to leave Texas and move to Panama she had read my book ESCAPE TO PARADISE, now THE NEW ESCAPE TO PARADISE: OUR EXPERIENCE LIVING & … Continue reading →
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TravelBlog - Panama

  • 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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  • Our first LSP meeting
    Last night Lessly drove us to El Salon del Reino much deeper into Santiago then where we are. We want to learn how to take the bus so the brothers dont have to go out of their way. But we are much too far to walk to the hall.We were dropped off ea
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    Our plane from Los Angeles to Miami was very different from our first. We felt like we were flying through space in our own hotel room. Spacious clean complimentary blankets and an amazing view of night lights scattered over miles. There were screens…
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  • Panama City Boquete
    We enjoyed our short stay in Panama City the waterfront has a great walkway and the old town is under redevelopment. Some of the buildings in the old town have been lovingly restored but there are still many that are run down and we were advised some…
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  • Cartagena to Panama
    We had to travel from Colombia to Panama which meant we had a decision to make and I'm not very good at making decisions. It's not as easy as just getting on a bus as there is an area known as the Darien Gap which is dangerous and almost impossible t…
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    Choices life is all about choices. You have the life altering choices and the mundane ones. But each choice in one way or another influences the future. Now I am not going to talk about life changing choices but the small ones taken before or during…
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Chiriqui Chatter

  • newBuying and Selling in David, Chiriquí
    I received the following for posting. As luck would have it, I also have a request from a person looking for an operational Stereo turntable. If you have a turntable you want to get rid of, drop me a note … Continue reading →
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  • newNotes From Warden’s Meeting on the 20th
    I am still in Panama City, but thought I would post this while it is fresh on my mind. Lilliam and I attended a Warden Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Panama City on the 20th. This is the second … Continue reading →
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  • newRight
    All I know for sure is one of us is right and one of us is you.
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  • Incapable
    You have no idea what I’m incapable of.
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  • Pediatricians
    Pediatricians tend to have very little patients.
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  • Whatever
    My apathy is at an all time whatever.
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  • Bright Side
    I’d try to look on the bright side more often but it hurts my eyes.
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  • Scopolamine in Panama
    I thought I would pass on some more information that recently was posted on our neighborhood watch WhatsApp group. This warning was sent from friends in Panama City to neighbors on my block, and they shared them. The warning involved … Continue rea…
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YouTube Panama Canal

Panama Canal Ship Accident
Panama Canal Ship AccidentPanama Canal tow train or mule being crushed as it was pulling a container ship on April 03, 2014. Filmed with a Sony Nex camera from the balcony. All worker...From:Paul ZibulonViews:20949061852ratings…
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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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Animaniacs - The Panama Canal
Animaniacs - The Panama CanalYakko canta pasando por el Canal de Panama.From:Alejandro Glez HortaViews:4231551126ratingsTime:01:47More inFilm & Animation
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El nuevo canal de Panama; Megaconstrucciones:
El nuevo canal de Panama; Megaconstrucciones:La historia del Canal de Panamá se remonta a los primeros exploradores europeos en América, ya que la delgada franja de tierra, el Istmo de Panamá, constituy...From:DJMAMBO ARAFATViews:…
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National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC Documentary
National Geographic | Megastructures -Panama Canal- BBC DocumentaryNational geographic national geographic 2014 national geographic documentary documentary documentary 2014 documentaries documentaries 2014 bbc documentary di...From:HD D…
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Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic
Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit From the Pacific Ocean to the AtlanticHere's a cool GoPro time lapse of our boat going through all 6 lock chambers of the Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks x2, Pedro Miguel Lock and Gatun Locks x3) ...…
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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

  • 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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  • Panama: The Way
     This programme uncovers the real Panama, bringing both tourism and business opportunities to life. Explore new cultures and find exciting new discoveries and watch how modern infrastructure and innovative new developments are creating a land of t…
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  • Debt collection in Panama
    What happens to those outstanding debts owed to your company? Are these lost forever? Often companies simply write off the debt collection, without ever thinking about pursuing the money owed. What is your company’s plan of action? Let’s firs…
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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 Panamanian house
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Loquacious J by PanaJane

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

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

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  • 8 months

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

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

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Flickr - Casco Antiguo Panama

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Habla Ya Panama

  • 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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  • Where to Have Lunch in Boquete? Boquete’s Best Lunch Spots
    It’s quite amazing the number of restaurants in Boquete, and the variety! Boquete is not really not a large town (about 20,000 people only), but it’s become known in the Chiriqui region for it’s excellent restaurants. Not only do Boqueteños an…
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  • Panama Produce: Panama’s Top 5 Weirdest, Healthiest, Most Delicious Fruit
    Many people think that Panama is unfriendly to vegetarians and vegans. Pork and chicken figure prominently on Panamanian Tipico menus (along with rice and beans, of course—the beans often simmering alongside chunks of fat from an unidentified anima…
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  • Interview with Ericka Tapia, Habla Ya’s Academic Director
    It takes a lot of courage, planning, passion and dedication to lead Habla Ya's Academic Department. Thankfully our fearless Academic Director, Ericka Tapia, is perfect for the role and keeps everything in tip-top shape. We create an environment in wh…
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Boquete Panama - Ning Blog

Boquete Panama - Ning Forum

    Hello and a Happy Thanksgiving to all. I wonder if anyone knows where I can buy Jiffy corn bread mix around here. I use it in a casarole.  I think I saw it once but don't remember for sure and where, if I did see it.  It comes in a blue box. Thank…
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  • newFerreteria Ivan
    Ferreteria Ivan in Alto Boquete opened today with great fanfare. It has a nice selection of hardware, wide aisles, nice light.There is a wonderful display of flowers (all red and gold for good luck) out front that were sent in congratulations. The…
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  • newPanama is a happy country!
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  • newMy Notes from Warden's meeting in U.S. Embassy in Panama City
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  • newROKU and/or Sling Box
    Hi All,I am researching both ROKU and Sling Box.  Yes, I have read all of the prior postings. l have also reviewed both of their web sites.  My question is if either or both need a VPN here in Panama' to access the ROKU internet sites or the sli…
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  • newIs HP printer ink available in Boquete?
    I know David has, but is there any here?
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  • Found a newer Honda key with remote
    I found a Honda key with remote on a heavy duty type key chain on Calle Devino Nińo in Alto Dorado. It appears to be for a newer Honda. Just one key & and the remote. If you think it is yours please contact me.
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Flickr - Panama Canal

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  • The Bocas Bay Resort
    As we have entered the last quarter of 2014, the excitement is up! The traffic from visitors to Panama is increasing and as I travel around Panama I can feel it, I see it, and I hear about it. 
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  • Bacchus Offers Affordable Family Fun
    Tucked away in the small town of Los Pozos, (10 minutes past Cholos), this family owned bar and restaurant is open to the public on weekends. Bacchus is more than your average restaurant. With a large pool and three 4x4 tracks, it’s a great place…
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  • Expats in Panama featured on House Hunters Internationals
    Paul, 35 and Tara, 34 moved to Panama from Alberta, Canada last year with their son Linden, 2 and daughter Taya, 5. Looking to get out of the cold and break free from the rat race, they decided to move to Panama. With their children in mind, Paul and…
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  • Gran Feria de Vinos Report
    On October 16, my wife Jackie and I attended Felipe Motta’s 14th annual Gran Feria de Vinos in Panama City.  With 7 countries and over 60 wineries represented, it was a good cross section of wines to taste.  This 2 day affair was heavily attende…
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  • Raspa y Ayuda - Scratch & Help
    ‘Scratch & Help’ the kids in our community!    Futbol Club PCF is introducing an exciting new program which is ‘win-win-win’ for everybody!  The program is for the benefit of all the local kids and young people who need lead…
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  • The Rotary Club of Playa Coronado announces Student of the Month Program
    At its regular meeting on the 27th of October, the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado honored a local student, Francis del Carmen Moreno Torres as a charter member for their recently announced, Student of the Month Program. Francis is enrolled in sixt…
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  • Panama's Independence, Separation and its relation to the Panama Canal

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  • Pet Guacamaya Macaw Missing - Big Reward for her return
    Her name is Fe. She was rescued from an abusive situation and is now cherished by her new owners. She hates and fears the rain. At home she has the perfect sized pool where she baths daily to stay healthy. Due to her poor health, her diet is fragile…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 8:23am -

Cooking Diva

Panama Travels

  • Where To Invest in Panama? Follow Canadians & Surfers
    Canadians & Surfers — deal finders!In nature, there are interesting indicators of future events.  Animals behave oddly prior to a natural disaster, certain bugs in your garden can indicate a good harvest, red sky at night = sailor’s delight, an…
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  • Top 10 Bars in Panama City, Panama
    the cave bar at Relic is among Panama’s most uniqueMy buddy Charlie is often quoted as saying, “Sorry for partyin’!”  You see, Charles has what I like to call a penchant for fiestas. When it comes to the PTY nightlife scene, Charlie is the…
    - 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

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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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

  • 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 -
  • 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

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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…
    - 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

  • Comment on Lord Cobra- the Eternal Troubadour by Muzzicaltrips
    Listen to Lord Cobra track from 1979 "German":
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  • Comment on And During Christmas Time… Sorrel! by Gloria Falcon
    Thank you for the wonderful memories.I would also like to add, do not forget the tradition of painting our apartments and putting up new curtains and linoleums.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:48am -
  • Comment on Interview With a Panama Canal Zone Silver Roll Survivor by Doreen Wright
    My uncle Juan O'Meally was the child of Beatrice Omeally Tate. Beatrice and her husband, Joseph Alexander Tate, came to Panama during the building of the canal. Juan never worked on the canal he was a baby then.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 7:20pm -
  • Comment on Will Panama Ever Change? by ofelia
    fantástico el post, te has ganado un lector
    - 29 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 7:31am -
  • Comment on Speak Spanish! by Roberto R.
    Melodico,Good to see you here!! Yes, I went through the same things growing up in Calidonia as you have been reading and this is one of the reasons why I started this blog. Our West Indian contribution to Panama in language, culture, food, music…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:22am -
  • Comment on Speak Spanish! by El Melodico Pana
    Some of these stories you guys are telling really hits me.I used to literally fight with some of my Spanish friends for calling us "Chombo,but then I always said to them yes I am a Chombo but I speak more Spanish and English than you all.I was alway…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:01pm -
  • Comment on The West Indian Culture of Colon by Victor G. Mayers
    I also was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, Rainbow City, Canal Zone, which makes me to be an original zonian extract from the good days, I will call it. They would be nothing like this again, not even a dream...Wow and I must stop here, bec…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 9:48pm -
  • Comment on The Good Samaritan of Bocas by Roberto R.
    Hi Stacey,I'm not familiar with any of the Reids you mention in your comment but, we've published your list of siblings here for our readers to respond if they are familiar with your family. You might also join our <a href="…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 2:26am -

Flickr - Panama Photo Workshops

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Moving to Panama

Lingua Franca

  • newString Beans Up Close

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  • Cute Flowers of Panama
    With its emphasis on detail, pattern, and texture, macro photography can yield rewarding and unique results.  (Photographs shot with a DSRL Canon EOS Rebel T2i and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens.  A tripod was also used to stabilize the camera…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:02am -
  • Broccoli Up Close

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  • Air Bubbles Hovering Over Ice
    I just can’t stop from viewing at macro pictures shot by professional photographers and trying to shoot my own.  Sometimes they are quite decent and sometimes they are only good for the waste basket.  But that’s the way we learn—practice, pra…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:01am -
  • Unveiling the Beauty of an Aloe Vera Plant
    As you can appreciate in these pictures, close-up and macro photography is lots of fun.  Don’t you think so?  Good Day.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:02am -
  • Not Everything That Glitters is Gold
    If you have followed my blog, you probably know that I have a great respect and admiration towards photographers.  I consider them to be our modern day historians, culture spreaders, artists, scientists, and what have you.  Lately I am dedicating a…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 4:04am -
  • Testing a New Macro Lens For My Canon DSLR Camera
    Recently I received a replacement macro lens, since the original one Vivitar (0.43 professional wide-angle lens with macro) was flawed—the macro lens could not be unscrewed from the wide-angle lens.  Amazon did a wonderful job in taking care of th…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 4:03am -
  • Enhancing My Photography Gear
    After reading and viewing several close-up and macro photographs, I have been captured by its beauty.  Those inner worlds, invisible to the naked eye, are a magnet to me.  Since I have a limited budget, I couldn’t buy expensive and powerful macro…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 4:04am -

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