Category Archives: Panama

Visiting a High School

Last week was English week at the high school where my friend teaches. We were invited to judge the singing and dancing competitions. It was a really fun afternoon and we saw a lot of amazing students! The first event … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Farm, after Navigating Around the Protests

Yesterday I made a visit to the finca (farm). My friend Cedo is in the USA visiting family, and it was payday for the caretaker. After meeting the mechanic about my misbehaving car (a disappeared alternator belt) a couple friends … Continue reading

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Waterfall Hostel

There is a new hostel a bit north of David on the northbound road towards Boquete. We stopped by the other day and Peter, the owner, gave us a nice tour. It’s in a really pretty spot by a river and … Continue reading

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The Municipal Market

There is a big municipal market on the south side of town, and it is interesting to see how it has grown. I first visited it when it was quite new and wrote a post about it HERE. At that … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Full Moon

The night before the full moon was perfect. A beautiful, bright moon rose behind the trees in a clear sky with just enough clouds to make it interesting. It was so pretty that I had to go out in front … Continue reading

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A Blue Bug

We were hunting for mangoes one day when I saw what looked like a very large wasp. It was very busy scurrying around in the leaves, opening and closing its wings. When the sun caught the wings there will be … Continue reading

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Turn the Faucet for Water

This is what we are used to, but here in Panama it doesn’t always work like that. Some areas have more problems than others, but it seems no one is immune to times without water. We have learned to be … Continue reading

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Birds and Critters

My “office” is the table on the patio where I can enjoy the birds and other wildlife in our yard. These are a few recent photos of some visitors I have seen in the last few days. There are so many birds … Continue reading

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Visiting the New Locks of the Panama Canal

Last Sunday we had a fantastic opportunity! The ACP (Panama Canal Authority) opened the new locks to the public for one day only, and anyone who wanted to visit was welcome. I had seen photos and read articles, but to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature This was easy this week since I just went to the beach to check out the unusually high tides and big waves. This photo was taken at Playa La Barqueta in Chiriqui, Panama. One … Continue reading

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