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Santa Fe de Veraguas

December 16, 2006 By: admin Category: Birds, Boquete, Noise, Santa Fe de Veraguas No Comments →

Well, back into the land of the technologically blessed (?) after a month of roaming to cooler climes where you can find Panama as it used to be and where the horses far outnumber the cars. I did keep a bit of a journal and since I’m a little ‘burned out’ as a result of driving all the way back from Boquete on Thursday followed by a trip to Portobelo and back on Friday (and a BBQ coming up today followed by a trip to Sierra Llorona tomorrow and Portobelo on Monday), thought I’d just copy you guys on bits of my Santa Fe journal: (more…)

Mother’s Day in Santa Fe

December 08, 2006 By: admin Category: Customs & Culture, Dogs, Noise, Santa Fe de Veraguas No Comments →

It’s Mother’s Day in Panama and I’m still in Santa Fe. They have a quaint tradition here that would be charming had I not been awakened at 5AM by a live concert 20 feet away after not being able to go to sleep because of the incessant barking of the abundant dog population followed by the seemingly ever present cacophony of the even larger rooster population. As if all of that isn’t enough, the owner of the hostal has a two year old that is the personification of the terrible twos and currently, a friend of their’s from Santa Catalina is in house with her 13 month old who is just learning to scream for attention while the 2 year old does his terrible two best to torment or physically abuse her. It makes me desperate to get back to Panama City for some peace and quiet and if that statement alone doesn’t say it all, well, there’s nothing I can add. (more…)

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