Monthly Archives: August 2011

Photos of the real Panama

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Last weekend in Bocas

“If you are going to do something, do it right.” is a phrase that was drilled into my head when I was growing up.  Maybe it took thirty three years and coming to an island on the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Calypso Joe

The other night we were walking to dinner with Bob, the owner of our bed and breakfast, when we ran into an older black man.  He was walking in the opposite direction with a worn acoustic guitar.  Bob stopped and … Continue reading

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Bocas del Toro

Like many other parts of Panama, Bocas del Toro is a mixture of old and new, rich and poor, Panamanians and foreigners.  The cultural, economic and social waters of Panama have been churning for hundreds of years.  I am just … Continue reading

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Double scuba divers, sea aliens and accents

Yesterday morning we did our last two re-certification dives.  They were pretty similar to the first two dives with ten minutes of exercises followed by thirty minutes of exploration.  The first dive was at a the wreck of a barge that was … Continue reading

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Scuba, the coolest basketball court in the world and monkeys

The last few days have been pretty busy but also pretty great.  On Sunday we went to the Parque Natural Metropolitano, which is this giant rain forest that is in the city limits of Panama City.  Kind of like central … Continue reading

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El día de los canales

Today we explored two great marvels of modern technology; the Panama Canal and the Panama heath care system.  We planned on going to a National Park just outside of the city that has all kinds of birds, iguanas, deer and … Continue reading

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