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My Love Affair With Bocas del Toro

I had a love affair with Bocas del Toro. It was the kind of love that comes suddenly and makes your heart pound in your chest. Then, it’s gone as quickly as it had appeared. It was the kind of love that you think about for years to come, and always makes you ask, what if.  […]

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A Guide to Panama City, Panama

Panama City has everything from a beautiful, twinkling skyline, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hiking, and an exciting nightlife. There are rooftop bars and restaurants, parks, and all these with amazing views of the water.  Panama alone can be expensive: take a look at my guide for help budgeting your trip to Panama. There are plenty of […]

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Panamá Viejo: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Panamá Viejo, founded in 1519, is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the Americas. In the mid- seventeenth century it was abandoned, and eventually replaced by a ‘new town’, The Historic District. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The town still has the same, rudimentary grid-like layout as it used […]

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How to Spend a Day in Boquete, Panama

The tiny mountain town of Boquete, Panama ended up being one of my favorite small town type places in the world. It’s a bit off the grid, but a wonderful place to escape for nature lovers and hikers. Boquete is most famously known for Volcan Baru, the highest mountain in Panama. It’s a 12 hour […]

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Panama: Budget, Costs, and Expenses

“I can totally budget myself in Panama on $35 a day,” said naive Monica. “I can probably keep it at around $40 a day,” said more experienced Monica. “Well, $55 a day isn’t too bad… I did want to see the country…” said Monica on the plane ride home. I knew Central America had a […]

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Deserted in Paradise

The boat was at a ninety degree angle on its side.  My white knuckles held onto the rough edge of the boat. If I had let go, I would have fallen into the ocean’s turquoise blue depths. My feet inched down towards the water. I kept bending my toes to try and prevent myself from […]

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Exploring Casco Viejo, Panama

The old, long abandoned buildings of Casco Viejo stood next to the modern houses. The ancient houses’ walls were slowly succumbing to the unavoidable effects of mother nature, their support systems sighing heavily from the erosion of time. People walked along the streets as history presented itself with glass-less windows and boarded up doors. Casco […]

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