Tag Archives: Latin America

Ancon Hill and La Estancia

We stayed at a great place in Panama City called La Estancia. It’s located on Ancon Hill in the Quarry Heights area, which was a quarry used in the construction of the canal. Later it was the headquarters for the … Continue reading

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Travel to and from Western Panama

We’re in David, close to the Costa Rica border. We love it here but travel to the US is difficult. There has been talk about direct flights from David to the US for a long time. The airport is ready … Continue reading

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More River Photos

These are some photos I took at the beginning of the week. I had to go back and visit the river after it settled down from a couple days of heavy rains. This day it was calm, and the water … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

We are in Austin now for my younger daughter’s graduation, and then we are headed to CA to meet my older daughter’s new son. The next couple weeks will be more about these experiences, and not so much about Panama … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern This weeks photo challenge is patterns. To me, a pattern is something that repeats, a predictable element – an idea, a color, a texture. I had no idea where I was going to go with this until we took … Continue reading

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Our Muddy River!

The sounds of the river behind our house have been much louder since all the rain this afternoon, so we went down there to investigate. It does not look the same! The water is very muddy, flowing fast, and a … Continue reading

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Pouring in Panama!

We need rain. This last dry season has been usually hot, dry, and windy, and the rains have been slow to return. There is a serious shortage of electricity because there isn’t enough water in the rivers to run the … Continue reading

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Volcan | Sitio Barriles | the Barrels Archaeological Site

This is a very interesting site located about six kilometers outside of the town of Volcan. It has artifacts from A.D. 300-900, and is named for the barrel shaped object which was the first artifact found here. Archaeologists from around … Continue reading

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Cows in the Neighborhood | Water and Electricity Problems

Cows are everywhere! Our neighbor Roberto even had a couple calves in his yard for a while. They have gone to his farm now, but there are plenty of others in the area. When I see cows I think of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above From Above. Change your perspective on something. Share a photo of a subject which you shot from directly above.    Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above May 3 New Weekly Photo … Continue reading

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