Pucha Garcia 2015 Calendar Behind the Scenes Video

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My Little Buddy Henry

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I just wanted to share one of my fond memories shortly after arrriving in Pedasi. I was just settled in my house and really needed to get to work in my small front yard. So I purchased the necessary garden tools, found some plants, started pulling weeds, digging up rocks and planting flowers. My neighbors and new friends would pop … [Read more...]

Navigating Government Offices in Panama

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Are you ready to live or work in Panama? If you are, be prepared to maneuver through bureaucracy, especially government bureaucracy. Sounds boring I know, but like must everything else in Panama for the foreign resident it can be quite an adventure. Here are a few rules to live by when making your way through the bureaucratic machine … [Read more...]

Panama Snake Bite

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It was bound to happen eventually. After nearly a decade living here in the tropics, spending time hiking through remote jungles, swimming across murky sometimes muddy rivers, machete-ing through head high weeds as thick as over grown invasive pampas grass, camping for weeks on end in secluded nearly untouched mountains, a days hike … [Read more...]

Playa el Toro Surf Sun and Moon Rise

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Though it is not the most consistent surfing beach in Panama, Playa el Toro is known to throw out a few surf nuggets every once in a while. Located just outside of town from Pedasi towards the developments of Andromeda and Costa Pedasi, Playa el Toro is to the left when the road forks on the way to Playa La Garita. Playa el Toro is a … [Read more...]

Playa Destiladeros Surf

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Only a few minutes by car south of Pedasi is a beautiful set of beaches locally called Destiladeros. To find the turn off just look for the Cafe Limon sign on the left hand side of the highway, only minutes outside of Pedasi when driving towards Playa Venao. Destiladeros is the name of a tiny community just up the road from these … [Read more...]

Surfing in the Azuero

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The surf here on the Pacific coast of Panama has been great as of late. It's normal this time of year for swells churned up from large storms in the Southern Pacific Ocean to produce wave energy that pounds the South and Central American coastline from Chile up to Mexico. March through November is the peak of the Pacific south swell … [Read more...]

Colombian Marriage Proposals in Panama

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I had been here in Pedasi a few months and was getting a little bored. Retirement is wonderful, but after a while of not having much to do, I was running out of things to keep me occupied. I had planted flowers, painted the house, furnished it, baked home made bread and created recipes for pies with local tropical fruits. I was … [Read more...]

Killer Bees in Panama and Why Monsanto Sucks

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Yes that's right folks! Killer Bees are in Panama and have been for a long time. Africanas as they are called here are seen quite often. The local fire station here in Pedasi makes on average a couple of trips a week responding to calls of Africanas colonizing in roofs, electricity transformers, old buildings and in tree trunks. We … [Read more...]

Language Hiccups in Panama. I am Hot or Oh baby I am so Hot!

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I had anxiously awaited my first trip to Panama to visit my son. In preparation I had found a spanish language learning site online and grasped a few words. A friend had given me a language dictionary that was literally printed on a fan. When you opened it up, on one side was Spanish and the other side English. It fit nicely in my … [Read more...]