Nine things I learned in Panama

My family and I just came back from 5 weeks in Panama. We’d been dreaming about this trip for a long long time and were finally financially able to do it. I have a flexible job with the freedom to work from anywhere so we up and finally did it. l should mention, we’re no…

Tamales

We finally got a Panamanian tamale. A friend of mine chastised me for not having had one yet, so I fixed that. I got this delectable morsel at the Piedra Pintada trailhead. Lovely roadside stand had Arroz con Coco and Salchicha too, but sadly we had just eaten so we were all stuffed. We opted…

Horses on the Streets of David

Upon checking into our hotel in David, Chiriquí, Panama, we heard a loud noise coming down the street. I thought it was likely a political hoopla, national elections are quickly approaching. There didn’t appear to be a slogan or anything pointing to a candidate, just a truck flying a flag of the province of Chiriquí…

Panamanian Buses

One of the recognizable touristy things in Panama are the colorful buses. They aren’t as common in Panama City as they used to be, but are still all over the Colon side of the country. I saw this one yesterday in a town called Puerto Pino. Under the beautiful painting of animals is written “The…