Category Archives: Panama

The River, Revisited

The river behind our neighborhood is one of my favorite places, but sometimes I don’t go there as often as I should. That’s the nice thing about house guests. As you show them interesting things you get to visit your … Continue reading

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Traveling Back to the USA

We’ve been here over two years now, and it’s interesting the different thoughts that come to mind when I return to the USA. It’s the same trip back to the same country, but different things seem to strike me as … Continue reading

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Traveling to the U.S.

We have returned to the U.S. to visit my daughters. The first part of this trip is the travel to Panama City. There are some options for accomplishing this. COPA is just about to start flights from Tocumen (the international … Continue reading

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Windy Season!

In mid to late December the rainy season ends and summer starts. This is the dry and sometimes windy season. The last three days have been very windy indeed! It seems the winds have been stronger and have lasted longer … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

Weekly Photo Challenge: New I have something new in the yard. I like to garden, and if you can have something pretty that also produces food, so much the better. Here in Panama many foods are new to me, as … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth We are going into summer here so warmth is not a problem. We have left the rainy season of warm and balmy days and afternoon rains, and have come into the dry season of warmer, dry, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow  With this week’s challenge, show us what yellow means to you. Yellow?? This is a country of green. There isn’t much yellow that comes to mind, but after days of thought here are a few photos. … Continue reading

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Feliz Año Nuevo – Happy New Year

Celebrations in Panama are always fun and interesting, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. There are the expected midnight parties and lots of fireworks, of course, and something else I find especially interesting – the muñecos. A muñeco is … Continue reading

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Crocodiles in Panama

This interesting photo has been making the rounds lately on the internet and Facebook. Word is that this crocodile was caught in the Panama Canal near Colon at the north end of the canal. I do not know if it … Continue reading

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Christmas in Panama

Another holiday season is flying by! But, it has been another excellent Christmas. It is interesting to see how it is celebrated here, both the differences and similarities. One big similarity which I’m not sure is a good thing, is … Continue reading

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