5 Places in Panama I Need to Visit

I’ve been a lazy/busy chap recently and haven’t applied myself to the task of either blogging about Panama or travelling. This is terrible! To raise my enthusiasm for both I’ve decided to write about 5 places that I really want to visit here in Panama. Some of them are on the beaten path and others stray a little further but they all have their own charms. This year – let’s make these all happen.

La Miel

A land of opportunity. A honeyed land…. All these are word we use to describe an unobtainable paradise, a fleeting dream of what could be but never will be.

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January 2014 Photos of the Month

By James Bloomfield

January has been a really busy month for me, with a bunch of travel and work dominating my time. I went to Colon a couple of times, travelled to the Portobelo National Park (images to come), and walked around the city a bunch. I’m always keen to get strolling around more and my new work arrangements should allow me to do this a lot more easily – meaning more images here!

I decided to include some of my Costa Rica images in another post and keep the bulk of my January images here.

Check out the pictures below and let me know what you think!

Casco Viejo, Panama

A battered red door in Panama City’s old town, Casco Viejo.

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Words that Piss off Panamanians and Why You Need to Stop Using Them

By James Bloomfield

Earlier this year, I asked my facebook chums to weigh in on something that I had been struggling to get to grips with properly. It was something that may seem like a non-issue for some, while for others it might be an everyday issue that frustrates and angers them.

I’m talking about words that we as foreigners use to label Panamanians.

Specifically, how slang and phrases can be interpreted or used as insults in everyday conversations held in Panama. You have to be able to criticize things to make correct choices, yet I sometimes think that the frequent use of these words is indicative of a rush to judgement. So why ARE they so offensive and why should we stop using them?

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16 Photos of the 1989 Invasion of Panama You NEED to See

By James Bloomfield

 

Invasion of Panama, just cause 1989 US Panama war

Courtesy of blogdepanama.com

16 Photos of the 1989 Invasion of Panama You NEED to See

Invasion of Panama

Courtesy of blogdepanama.com

Invasion of Panama, just cause 1989 US Panama war

Courtesy of blogdepanama.com

A short, sharp reminder of the invasion of Panama’s toll on human life. These photos are pretty unmissable – thanks to whoever collected them! Please click on the link above the read more about this.