Quesos Chela, Roadside food in Capira, Panama

Quesos Chela

I’ve spent a large portion of my adult life living abroad and traveling the globe.  Throughout that time I feel that I’ve become a connoisseur of road food.  When you spend hours driving the open road or on busses, a stop at a local eatery is always a welcome break.  You never know who you might meet, what sort of information you will … [Read more...]

Gran Hotel Azuero Chitre

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The best lunch that I have found in Chitre is at the Gran Hotel Azuero located on the main road coming into Chitre from Divisa. The Gran Hotel Azuero is Chitre’s newest hotel. I have to spend many hours in Chitre running errands. At least once every week or so I have something I need to do there. If I am in Chitre during lunch hours … [Read more...]

Julio Sanche Legendary Chitre Car Mechanic

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It is common to hear both expats and Panamanians gripe about the slow pace or incompetence of many of the “professionals” here in Panama. Utility companies, government bureacracies, contractors, architects, engineers, lawyers, any profession in any country has it’s good and bad. In the case of a foreign expat, many times it is just a … [Read more...]

Dulceria Yely Pedasi Desserts

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There are few Panamanians that have traveled to Pedasi that have not stopped by "la dulceria" for a cake and a refreshing chicha. The Dulceria Yely or La Dulceria as it is locally called is both nationally and internationally known for their great sweets and sugary juices or chichas. La señora Dalila, the owner, is just as well known in … [Read more...]

Rufina Alfaro, Hero of Los Santos, Panama

Rufina Alfaro, Hero of Los Santos

A very modernist (and very naked) representation of Rufina Alfaro stands in the town square of Los Santos, Panama.  The story behind her nakedness is as follows. Panama was under Spanish rule and itching for its freedom, especially in the interior town of Los Santos. Rufina Alfaro came to the rescue with her ginormous breasts. Rumor … [Read more...]

Carnival in Los Santos, Panama, Culecos

Carnival in Panama only comes once a year. Thank goodness.  I was fortunate to spend a few days with friends in the neighboring town of Los Santos. It was an absolute blast. One of the highlights of the event for me was crossing off a couple of things on my bucket list.  One of those things was to have a crowd of people chant my name. … [Read more...]

Carnaval in Panama, Pedasi, Los Santos Province

Carnival in Panama, Pedasi, Los Santos Province

Panamanian Carnaval is considered the second largest festival in the world...OF ALL FESTIVALS.  And where is the center of the action? Right here, in the Los Santos province of Panama, particularly Pedasi...my home...where I live. Carnaval is celebrated throughout the country of Panama but the festivities in this part of the country … [Read more...]

Agro Cliníca Veterinaria San Antonio Pedasi Panama

Pedasi Vet Clinic

Obviously, no one likes to see one of their pets sick. Such as we found ourselves early one morning when our golden retriever Scoti was slightly convulsing, vomiting foam and had a bloody nose. Not good! Luckily their is a vet here in Pedasi. Dr. José Rodríguez Díaz is the owner of the Agro Cliníca Veterinaria San Antonio. He has … [Read more...]

The Cubita Boutique Resort and Spa Model Home, Chitre, Panama

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A few weeks ago I was invited to the opening of the model home in the new Cubita Resort and Spa in Chitre.  What a great night it was. My brother and I had the opportunity to see the amazing project first hand. The house was stellar!!! The layout of the home was amazing the detail of the design and decor was well thought out and … [Read more...]

River Deep Mountain High-Mountains and Hiking in Santa Fe, Panama

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Do, I love you my oh myyyyyyyyy! River deep mountain highhhhh!  Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh! In my mind it sounds just like Tina Turner when I sing it!  Like I mentioned in my Rivers of Santa Fe post,  I couldn't help but belt out the Ike and Tina classic while traipsing up and down the mountainsides in Santa Fe, Panama.  Now that I think about, … [Read more...]