Category Archives: Panama

My New Shower Buddy

Joel and I were taking a shower the other day. I had my hair all lathered up and my eyes closed to keep the soap out of them, and he tells me “don’t move” in a very serious but quiet … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that means On Top! We have been watching the construction of an overpass for months. Friday was Good Friday-Viernes Santo, so the workmen were on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument In this week’s challenge, show us your take on a monument (broadly defined). It could be a fresh angle on a well-known tourist site, or a place nobody knows outside your community. It doesn’t even have to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold

Weekly Photo Challenge – Threshold In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that captures the threshold — that point just before the action happens, that oh-so-sweet moment of anticipation before that new beginning. It could be … Continue reading

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New Travel Adventures

We have been on a cruise with limited (expensive) internet, so apologies to everyone I haven’t answered. I’ll be catching up over the next few days. There were no limitations on photo taking though so you have been warned. There … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life For this challenge, document the movement (or stillness) of a street: tell a story with your snapshot, capture a scene that reveals a bit about a place, or simply show us where you live — or … Continue reading

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Cabalgata – the Parade of Horses

I have never seen so many horses! Someone said there were 5000 horses and riders participating. The parade, or cabalgata, takes place every year on March 19th and people come from everywhere to participate. We have been seeing horses in … Continue reading

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Panama Canal Boat Trip

The Panama Canal is fascinating and I’d always wanted to take one of those boat trips up the canal. I found a good deal on a partial transit, so this was the basis of our plans to spend some time … Continue reading

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Monkeys!

When we stayed at La Estancia, not only did we see lots of birds, a family of moneys were also frequent visitors. According to my research, they are Geoffroy’s tamarins, a small, furry, and lively monkey. We had such a … Continue reading

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Ancon Hill Birds

One thing we loved at La Estancia was all the birds. The staff had a bird feeder and hung out bunches of bananas and there was always a variety of birds coming to eat. You could sit out on the … Continue reading

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