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Panama -- adventure, nature, and The Canal. Seeing the canal has long been on our "bucket list" and we finally made it. In addition to seeing the daily workings of the canal, it was a thrill to …

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November 9, 2007: A long day on the plane After a restless overnight at a Seattle airport hotel, we were up at 3am to begin the hurry and wait of modern air travel. Just a few years back, I …

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October 2007 Sarapiqui Our first set travel day started in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. After a windy road drive through mountains and past waterfalls on the side of the road, we arrive to flatter …

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Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Miraflores Locks of Panama Canal
Next month, there will be a very special birthday to celebrate. The Panama Canal will be turning a century old! The momentous anniversary celebration in Panama is slated for August 15th - the …
The Republic of Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. It is a former Spanish colony with a mixed population of Creoles, mestizos, European immigrants, Africans, and indigenous …
The Panama Canal opened to maritime traffic on August 15, 1914. The engineering wonder of the world, it took ten years, more than 75,000 workers and $400 million to complete. The builders faced …
Panama - Bridge of Cultures of the Whole World Rodrigo de Bastidas, a captain that sailed with Colon in his second trip to the Americas, discovered Panama in 1501. At that time, more than 60 …
The eastern province of Bocas del Toro is located in the Panamanian Caribbean. Mostly virgin jungle and forests, Bocas del Toro also includes several picturesque towns. The archipelago of Bocas del …
The name "Panamá" originated in pre-Colombian times and means "abundance of fish, butterflies and trees". Panama is a natural land bridge that connects North and Central America with South …
Virtually self-governing since the late 1930s, the Kuna people of the San Blas Islands are determined to protect and conserve their traditional beliefs, heritage and environment. One of the ways they …
Sapibenega is the first complete ecological Kuna Lodge. It is located on a private island close to the community of Playon Chico, on the Caribbean side of Panama. The lodge is owned by Paliwitur …
Mola - world famous Kuna handicraft
Kuna woman with molas - compliments of Sapibenga lodge The following article was written by Panama traveler M. Leonard. Thanks for the contribution! In the Caribbean Sea, a few miles off the …
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Roy Whitworth
Left Panama City at 8 am,  leaving our friend Carlos from Venezuela who has become a Panamanian,  and all it costs is $2400 including the lawyers fee's.  Venezuela  makes …
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Roy Whitworth
Left Santa go late cause my battery died and had to find a place to charge it on a Sunday. The speed limit is 100 kph and they actually obey it cause there are a lot of cops on the road. …
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Roy Whitworth
Got up at 5:20 in my 8×8 ft A frame cabin and got going and Suzanne got me a cup of coffee which hit the spot and off I went to meet Tom in the downtown restaurant where we had a …
Leopard seal, showin' some teeth!
Nancy Golden wins our Trip Journal Contest for her submission: Antarctica, the Falklands, and South Georgia Once again our annual Trip Journal Contest has come to an end and I am happy to announce …

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