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The Occasional Bombshell

My Spanish is finally getting to a point where I enjoy the chance to flex my skills. Somewhere along the line I stopped seeing it as the calories I would have to burn thinking of the right words, and started seeing it as a chance to demonstrate how awesome my dictionary has become. 1,630 more words

Live #54, Pedasí, Panama

13/02/2015 After the Chapada dos Guimarães yesterday, it is now finally time to head into the Pantanal for two days! We will drive down the Transpantaneira road in a small Opel Corsa and sleep somewhere in a tent, apparently there are a lot of Jaguars out there so chances are there to see them :) Back in Panama, I was headed down to Pedasí near Las Tablas to celebrate the carnival. 181 more words


Chinese Signs in Panama City, Panama

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

The community of ethnic Chinese in Panama began to form in the latter half of the 19th century. The first group of Chinese labourers arrived in the country on March 30, 1854 by way of Canada and Jamaica to work on the Panama Railroad.

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My son is participating in the 40 hour famine this weekend. This is his second year doing the famine, and I am proud of his commitment and effort. 489 more words

365 Days Of Food

Empowering the Rural Poor of Panama

Ups and downs are a part of Peace Corps service.  A lot of ups and downs.  Sometimes we want to throttle community members, other times we want to hug them.   571 more words


Crossing the Isthmus

Days: 204 & 208

Total distance travelled: 40,600 kilometres (25,217.39 miles)

Our experience with the Panama Canal, that grand engineering marvel, is a two part affair. 1,070 more words


Birding Darien national park, Panama. Part 4, Getting to Rancho plástico from Rancho frío.

On May 4th, we woke up early and got ready to bird the surroundings of Rancho frío, this is a ranger station at the Darien national park. 390 more words