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...]

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...]

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...]

David Fair Chiriqui Panama

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Much like Carnaval, the annual provincial fairs are a popular attraction amongst Panamanians. Two of the most popular fairs are the Feria Internacional de Azuero and La Feria Internacional de David in Chiriqui. Fairs here are similar to the ones you will find in the United States. There are many rides for the youngsters and young at … [Read more...]

Sugar Cane Juice Guarapo de Caña

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Sugar cane is one of Panama's must productive crops. Here on the Azuero peninsula, around the Divisa turn off to Chitre, sugar cane fields go on for  as far as the eye can see. Around David in Chiriqui, near Playa Barqueta, sugar cane is everywhere. Large tracts dominate the low lying flat areas. During harvest time it's common to see … [Read more...]

Azuero Peninsula Los Santos Dry Season

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It is that time of year again. Peak of the dry season on the Azuero Peninsula. Like many central american nations, all of the Pacific coast of Panama goes through a dry period between the months of January to April. The degree of dryness in different parts of the country depends on various factors, but one thing for certain - no … [Read more...]

Café Limón Bed and Breakfast near Pedasi

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Named after the small community where it is located, Café Limón is a great place to stay on the outskirts of Pedasi. Café Limón is a popular bed and breakfast with wifi and an attached cafe. Owned by a young american named Devin and his Panamanian wife, Café Limón is a comfortable hotel with spacious rooms connected to a large communal … [Read more...]

The Perils of Living in Panama and How to Deal

Locked in. Just out of arms reach.

Each and every day I get to wake up truly happy.  Happy because I'm confident in what I'm doing, I'm surrounded (near and far) by people who love me and I truly LOVE where I am living.  A large part of this happiness comes from the ability to laugh at myself and at situations I often find myself in.  And as a foreigner living in Panama, … [Read more...]