Category Archives: Panama

Catching a Domestic Flight at Tocumen Airport, Panama City Airport

The last few times I went to the USA, I flew on Copa from David to Panama City rather than take the bus. This, however, involves changing from a domestic flight to an international one, and the reverse on the … Continue reading

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November Holidays, and visiting the USA

I was going to write about many November holidays in Panama. The joke is nothing gets done in November because of them, but fun things do get done. There are parades and festivities, and time off from work. There’s a … Continue reading

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Bugs and Birds

I have some photos here that I’ve taken around our home. I’m more accustomed now to the large variety of insects that we usually see so I don’t take as many photos as I used to, but there are still some … Continue reading

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MIA

That’s me, missing in action. I have photos and ideas to share but I just haven’t written anything in ages. The band has been busy with what seems weeks of either playing or practicing almost every other day so I’m … Continue reading

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Panama Hats

A Panama Hat is a straw brimmed hat made from fibers of the toquilla palm. It’s great for the tropics because it’s light weight, breathable, and protects from the sun. But, the Panama hat is actually made in Ecuador!  Panama … Continue reading

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An immigrant refugee story

The immigration issue has been a big deal, especially lately. On one side, we can’t take care of the whole world when we have our own people to care for. On the other, we have enough resources to care for … Continue reading

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Expat? Immigrant? Refugee?

I never gave the terminology much thought until a friend send me this article here. “Expat” (short for expatriate) seems to be the most commonly used term I have heard. There are Facebook groups like Expats in Panama and websites like … Continue reading

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Wet Weather

It’s the height of rainy season so we expect a lot of rain, but the weather has outdone itself the last few days. Wednesday afternoon the rain came in full force. There is a video in the last post of … Continue reading

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Six Years in Panama

Six years ago today I landed in Panama with my suitcase and computer bag, ready to start my new life. I don’t have much different to say from last year, or the year before. It’s been a happy report every … Continue reading

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El Puerco

Puerco means pig, but here it also means a large bag of assorted vegetables. You see them being sold in the street and in some produce markets. Friends we met through the blog are exploring Panama, and they are currently … Continue reading

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