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A Long Ride to Ecuador

Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | Views [762]

You'd think going from Panama to Ecuador should be just an hour and a half flight, right?  Thanks to our One World Alliance Global Explorer ticket, we need to first fly to Miami, check our bags and selves through customs, and recheck everything again, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


In Search of the "Mask Man"

Saturday, 27 Oct 2007 | Views [2139]

The Panamanian Province of Los Santos is rich with culture, custom and is the heart of festivals.  We've stopped off here, in search of a famous mask artist, Carlos Ivan de Leon.  We've made our way to the very tiny town on Villa de Los Santos, purely ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The Most Recognized Global Brand

Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Views [3642]

What truly makes a brand global? Is it that the product is available and consumed everywhere around the world, and is widely recognized globally? When we think of global brands, Coca Cola is the first that comes to mind for us... it's visually everywhere ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


Panama is Owned By Foreigners

Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Views [1200]

Walking through the streets of towns here in Panama, it’s more common to see real estate offices, than locally owned shops, restaurants and other local businesses.  Branches of US owned real estate companies are on every corner, in addition to Panamanian ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The Elusive Poison Dart Frog

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | Views [1820]

Isla Bastiamentos has a well known beach - Red Frog Beach, that is famous for those little creatures called Poison Dart Frogs.  A large development near the beach, Red Frog Resort, is actually threatening the habitat of these slippery little red creatures.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Sights and Sounds of Bocas del Toro

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [1752]

The Central American Caribbean coast is a very unique cultural area. Similar to the Caribbean coastline of Costa Rica, Panama's population is rich with diversity. The Bocas area has an Afro-Caribbean feel, people are strikingly different physically ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Watching the Fires Unfold

Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [766]

We opted to stay in Bocas Town for a couple more days, as it's the first time we've had regular wifi access and we wanted to monitor the fire situation in San Diego.  It's frustrating being so far from home with such devastation occurring, and not knowing ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Left High and Dry at the Dock

Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | Views [859]

Today's our seventh wedding anniversary, and I've booked two nights for us at "Al Natural," an all inclusive ecolodge on Bastiamento Island, with really cool open air bungalows set amongst the jungle and overlooking the sea and pristine beach.... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


It's a Small World: Bocas del Toro

Saturday, 20 Oct 2007 | Views [954]

We spent our day navigating the mini-van system here in the Panamanian Province of Chiriqui, and eventually make our way up to Bocas del Toro.  It's been pouring rain all day, no different than any of the others we've had since arriving here in Panama.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Paradise Gardens

Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [1167]

There are some people doing really good work in Panama. In particular, Paul and Jenny Saban, who have recently moved to Boquete from Europe, toil each day to create the beautiful gardens, they call Paradise Gardens. These are no ordinary gardens..... Read more >

Tags: People


A Warm Welcome in Boquete

Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [871]

We met some really cool guys from the US on our bus to David.  Jim and John have been here for several years, sailing boats.  Jim knows everyone, and has been asked to sail some impressive boats here, and moves in the circles with some of Panama's elite.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Icebox on Wheels

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | Views [1247]

We're off on our overnight bus to David, en route to the small mountain of Boquete.  We were warned that busses here were chilled with air conditioning, so we had our long pants, fleeces, and wool socks ready, while we waited in 90˚ weather for our midnight ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


Panamanian Bugs

Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | Views [1222]

We awoke with bites all over us this morning.   That's what we get for staying in $30 Hostel Mamallena.  it was the Lonely Planets Author's top pick for budget accommodation.  There was supposed to be air conditioning and screens on the windows.  Guess ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

 

 

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