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It’s Complicated

One of the reasons we decided to visit Panama was the fact that it is a UNESCO world heritage site. This seemed like a good thing. It’s hard to object to something that brings investment and tourist dollars to an … Continue reading

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Street Art

We are getting ready to head out on our next trip, so this is probably a good time to finish the two remaining posts I’d planned about our trip to Panama.  The first post is the easy one, dealing with … Continue reading

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Enough Already

This picture was taken yesterday.  And yes, that is fresh snow falling – on top of the several feet of snow that has been on the ground since November. I am so done with this winter. Enough already! So to … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

We are flying home today. When we step out of the airport at the end of the day, we will be greeted by -24 C weather (11 below zero, Fahrenheit) .  With that thought in mind, I will limit myself … Continue reading

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Last Day Before Snow

Tomorrow we head home. I know that several feet of snow are waiting for me in the yard, so today I did my best to enjoy the flowers here in Panama. As you can see, the haze from earlier in … Continue reading

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Second Last Day

Our second last day in Panama. We’ve been taking it easy and enjoying the chance to relax in the warm weather – sort of “chilling in the heat”. We haven’t even seen the canal yet, and everyone says it is … Continue reading

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Jungle

We’ve all seen pictures of Mayan ruins completely overgrown by jungle.  This is what happens if something is abandoned for hundreds or thousands of years. But I’ve often wondered just how long it took for the jungle to reclaim these … Continue reading

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Picture This

No pictures today. You will need to use your imagination. We’re in Casco Viejo (the old city) in Panama at an intimate Latin Jazz club in the American Trade Hotel. If ever there was a recipe for cognitive dissonance, this … Continue reading

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Sun

We all know the sun is far stronger in the tropics than in The Great White North. You must wear sunscreen – lots of sunscreen. Yesterday, one of us was very careful applying sunscreen. The other was negligent. So it … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes

This is what we saw as we left the house early yesterday. Last week’s storm deposited another foot and a half of snow, and with the temperature around -20 Celsius that snow is not going anywhere. But a mere ten … Continue reading

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