La Rana Dorada – The Best Microbrewery Panama City Panama

The Porter was the best. In the glass it was brown and turned ruby where the light shined through the liquid. The head was a nice auburn and the taste was a perfect mix of chocolate, coffee and the slightly tannic taste that comes from roasted barely.  It was a little sweet but not on […]

Read more Like this post0

What to do about Barriles? Archaeology Travel in Panama

Below the grassy parking area where the majority of the stone artifacts were on display I crawled into a cool, tiny sandy nook. The hole at the edge of El Sitio Barilles was made into a cave by the dangling roots of bright green bamboo stands that teetered overhead. I was looking at the layer […]

Read more Like this post0

Seeking Some Sassy Ceviche at the Fish Market in Panama City

Everyone was yelling. You notice all the shouting about the same time the fetid reek of salt, tin, ammonia and decay smacks you in the nose. “¡Permiso! ¡Permiso! ¡Cuidado!” A short man in a mustache and green apron pushed past me with a dolly overloaded with ice. His rubber boots splashed in a puddle, spraying […]

Read more Like this post0

The Church of the Black Christ – Portobelo, Panama

I don’t like it much when a vulture stares at me at the entrance to a church.  I don’t like it much either when three crows are sitting,  all consubstantially trinity-like, on the Catholic’s cross at the narthex.  Yes, that’s right, the entrance to a Catholic church is called the narthex. And no, I’m not suspicious.  ~ ~ […]

Read more Like this post0

The Sister Moon Eco-Lodge on Isla Grande, Panama

Ten minutes across some pretty rough waters from the Panamanian village of La Guaira, we found ourselves kindly deposited on the Caribbean island of Isla Grande.  The boat pilot didn’t want to take on the larger waves near the reef to the northwest and so we had to walk the ten minutes along the rim […]

Read more Like this post0

La Media Luna, Panama

She said: “Ito and Roni are brothers. And since he was born…since Ito was very young…the Virgin comes to him. We call this ‘vidente‘. The Virgin used to talk to him in the trees. His madre thought he was sick with fever.” The road to the spring took off from the highway west and just […]

Read more Like this post0

Panama City at Sunrise – My Shot of the Day – January 28, 2013

This morning, my last in Panama City, Maria Elena and I hiked (well, ok…it is an easy 15 minute walk) up Cerro Ancon for a sunrise view of the city. Not a bad sight. Amazing to me is that, at night, this huge city is not lit up like you might think. So many of […]

Read more Like this post0

Edna’s UFO – My Shot of the Day – January 26, 2013

  Below, where we looked at the black volcanic sand that covered the Barriles Panama village so long ago, Edna was telling a story about a UFO in the mountains near the volcano… “…we saw one just out there…one afternoon…all the family was together and coming climbing back up to the house for the night […]

Read more Like this post0

On the Quetzales Trail Panama

The Quetzales Trail Panama connects the town of Boquete to the town of Cerro Punta along the edge of the Baru Volcano, the highest mountain in Panama at 11,398 feet.  The trail cuts through the cloud forest along the Talamanca mountain range.  The trail rises from a deep valley through gigantic ancient oaks, magnolias and […]

Read more Like this post0

Miraflores Locks – My Shot of the Day – January 21, 2013

Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel locks upstream. In the Miraflores locks, vessels are lifted (or lowered) 54 feet (16.5 m) in two stages, allowing them to transit to […]

Read more Like this post0

Spectacled Caiman – My Shot of the Day – January 18, 2013

Wildlife in Panama Plowing into the jungle near the Rio Obispo looking for birds, I immediatly saw a Crimson-bellied woodpecker, a sirystes and a type of trogon showing off a small butterfly he had taken. A green iguana crossed the path, far too fast for me to take a picture and I made a made […]

Read more Like this post0

Panama’s Atlantic Coast – My Shot of the Day – January 15, 2013

At the top of the island of Isla Grande Colon the French built a lighthouse in 1893. De Lesseps meant the lighthouse to be one of the guiding markers to help ships find the canal and his partner Gustave Eiffel designed the origional lamp for the structure. Now it is a rusting hulk full of […]

Read more Like this post0
Close
Go top
error: Content is protected !!