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CHRISTMAS

Christmas was displayed everywhere right after Halloween! In the US and in Panama.┬áChristmas carols come out of every store when you enter a shopping mall. This was about the time when we started planning our…


Chocolate night

Chocolate in Panama is HOT!

As I sit here, savoring the flavor of a beautiful blue-winged butterfly made with premium Panama dark chocolate, I am remembering the wonderful Noche de Chocolate (Chocolate Night) we hosted here in Gorgona just last…


Casco Viejo from the Cinta Costera

Casco Viejo (The Old City)

Protection from Pirates! Location, Location, Location The last time I wrote something here about Panama’s history, I was telling you about Panama Viejo, which was the ancient capital city of Panama. Panama Viejo was completely…



The Jungle Tunnel

Wrestling Crocodiles in Panama!

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation One thing we definitely didn’t do for Christmas was go to the mall to buy new winter outfits! No. Having gotten rid of all heavy garments, we shopped instead…



Panamanian Coins

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

What kind of currency is used in Panama? When folks travel to a foreign country, they expect, of course, that each country will have its own national currency. Well, here’s another great thing about Panama:…


Frank & Nik Traveling by Golf Cart

CONTADORA!

A Pearl of an Island! When our son Nik joined us for some days in Panama, we wanted to go someplace where he could dive or fish, a place with “action” for a guy in…


Christmas Display in Chitre Panama

Christmas in Panama

Hot Stuff! You’ve heard the term “Christmas in July.” Well, that’s what Christmas in Panama Felt like! This newsletter is obviously written by Norma, who definitely felt the effects of the polar opposite Christmas atmosphere…


Coronado Commercial area

Do We Need A Car?

Ride or Drive? Panama has a great public transportation system throughout the entire country. With a very few exceptions, it has buses of all different colors and sizes! Whatever area is not covered by buses…