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...]

Mail from the States to Panama Uno Express

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One issue that nearly every expat worries about upon arrival to Panama is how to receive mail from their home country. There are various services available for those of us who need to order online goods, receive packages from family or need a business mailing solution. Mailing a letter or small package from Panama to North America or … [Read more...]

Pedasi Carnaval

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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...]

La Casa de Las Pipas Panama

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In Panama one learns to enjoy the little things.  If you know what you are looking for here there are all kinds of  jewels that most folks would pass by without even noticing. La Casa de Las Pipas, between Chitre and Las Tablas, is one of the "little things" that I enjoy almost every time I travel to Chitre.  A pipa is a young green … [Read more...]

Break Dancing in Las Tablas

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Charlie and I were driving back from Guarare on Saturday and imagine our surprise when passing through Las Tablas and right there in the town center was a breakdancing competition!  Of course we stopped the truck because who can pass up a break dancing street comp?!  The guys (and gals) had some great moves and the crowd that gathered was … [Read more...]

Fonda el Corotu Panama

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Between Chitre and Las Tablas, just outside of La Villa de Los Santos, is one of the best restaurants on the Azuero Peninsula for home style cooked Panamanian food. Panamanians love food cooked over a wood fire, they love the flavor it gives the dishes. I agree, it does taste better. The smoke and little bit of ash that mixes with the … [Read more...]

Restaurants in Las Tablas – El Caseron

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The lovely Pucha Garcia and I spent most of the day Friday doing what (most) girls do best.  Lunching, shopping and laughing.  Our first stop of the day was El Caseron in Las Tablas.  El Caseron is a large, bright restaurant with inside and outside seating that is widely considered the best restaurant in Las Tablas. The menu includes … [Read more...]

La Arena de Chitre

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Just north of Chitre, on the road to Divisa, is the small town of La Arena. La Arena is nationally known for it's hand made pottery and fresh bread. There are panaderias (bakeries) on nearly every corner in La Arena and between the panaderias there is probably a small family owned shop selling their hand made pottery and hammocks among … [Read more...]

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Chitre

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Chitre is the capital of la provincia de Herrera, and is a lively town in the interior of Panama.  Chitre hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the celebration of San Juan, 19 de Octubre and of course, a Carnival party that rivals the festivities in Las Tablas. Chitre is a thirty minute drive off the Pan-American Highway … [Read more...]