The Panama Diaries

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The Not So Glamourous Side of Bocas del Toro  starstarstarstarstar
This is a blog unlike all others I have written to date. The honeymoon period is over it seems!

It is the 6th day of almost continuous rain in Bocas....

Studios, Slums and Happy People  starstarstarstarstar
New Home in Bocas

With 100 more scars on my legs from no-see-um bites that I got at a pig roast on Carenera island last week we have decided against ...

Last Week in Panama City   starstarstarstarstar

Parks, Birthdays and Boobs

A funny week really spent mostly on the computer, whiling away the time before my bag containing kilims and books and ...

Living with Bugs in Bocas  starstarstarstarstar
What to do about no-see-ums aka sand fleas

As we are about to move onto a home right on the water on a Bocas beach famous for no-see-ums I decided ...

Bocas v Panama  starstarstarstarstar
As soon as we landed back in Panama City I really noticed the differences between living in a large city on the Pacific as opposed to a small town on the ...

Can't leave Bocas del Toro!  starstarstarstarstar
The Last Few Days of 2008

We find ourselves unable to leave Bocas and return to Panama City! Not through lack of transport, just lack of desire. We ...

Bocas del Toro aka Paradise  starstarstarstarstar
Well here we are in Bocas Town

We arrived in the early hours of Friday morning and as we walked down the middle of main street dragging our pink suitcase ...

Cuban Cigars, Mojitos, and Panamanian Coffee  starstarstarstarstar
"These are a few of my fav-or-ite things"

As I sit on the roof tonite of our wonderful condo, I'm thinking, "hey this ain't too bad!" I'm smoking the ...

Our First Week in Panama  starstarstarstarstar
Along with our four bursting suitcases containing our ruthlessly pruned worldly goods, we flew in from Miami on the 4.15pm American Airlines flight to ...

Top o' the Metro Park  Not rated yet
Hey, thanks for taking the photo! Sorry it took me so long to send this. I had a great time chatting with you two. It took a while for the next available ...

Quantum Creatures !  Not rated yet
Yes, you are so right to say we create our own present individually and collectively. United States is in a mess because collectively people have created ...

Time To Eat da Fish in Panama!  Not rated yet
On Sunday (14th December 2008) we got up early to a gorgeous sunny day, put on our shorts and jumped on one those red devil buses and went over to the ...

A Week-End in Panama City: Bars, Bevvies and Beaches   Not rated yet
Have you ever been in a bar where large cars drove down the middle, missing your bar stool by a hair’s breadth to check out who’s there before parking ...

Red Devils and Taxis from a “Newbie Gringo”  Not rated yet
If you have ever read an Ex-Pat Forum, or the Lonely Planet, or just about any blog from a “planet-hopper” when they experience Panama City the first time,...

Panama Here We Come!  Not rated yet
November 4th 2008

For 47 years I knew nothing about Panama save perhaps for the famous hat and the canal of course. Now, just four months after a first ...

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