Just a little more Carnaval en Pedasi

carneval panama 201

Unfortunately, I never made it to Carnaval at night in Pedasi. We go to bed early in this part of the world and since we don't live in the middle of town, the fireworks and endless music did not keep us up all night. Believe me, if I were living in downtown Pedasi during Carnaval I would have had to cave in and join the party till the wee … [Read more...]

Carnival at night, Los Santos, Panama

Carnivale at night

Carnival at night is a sight to see. Carnaval is always a sight to see but at night everything is shinier, glitzier and more glamorous.  This year I celebrated in Los Santos on the Azuero Peninsula.  The day time festivities are crazy, complete with water-soaked street parties. But when the sun goes down...that's when the real party … [Read more...]

Carnival in Los Santos, Panama…in the thick of the action

Ever go to a parade and think, "DANG!  These barricades that are here for my safety are really getting in the way of me being a part of the action." Well in Panama, that doesn't happen.  You want to be a part of the action, you just jump right in!  Dance, march, sing or shout!  You can be as involved and as close as you want to be! I … [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...]

Pedasi Carnaval

panama carnaval

It’s that time of year again! Panama Carnaval craziness is in full swing. The entire country is on vacation and many amongst the population are getting their drink on. The Azuero Peninsula is the heart of festivities during Carnaval. Las Tablas, Chitre, Los Santos and Pedasi are swollen with partying Panamanians. Yes at this very … [Read more...]

Fiesta de Fiesta’s, Chitre, Panama

IMG_2264

  A huge parade complete with bands, floats, beautiful women in beautiful costumes and so much crowd participation!  That about sums up the Fiesta de Fiesta's (Party of Parties!)  in Chitre we attended a few weeks ago.  When the Parade wasn't in full swing local musical acts and DJ's from across Panama kept the party going. In … [Read more...]