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Panama Trip Ends

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Ho Hum - my vacation has now ended. I leave tomorrow to return back to the States. Overall, it was an excellent adventure. Being an urbanite, I had thought Panama City would be the favorite of the 3 towns that I had visited. Well, it was not.


More on Bocas Town

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There are no shortage of beaches and water activity here in Bocas Town. One can tell the difference between the local verses the tourists. If the large backpacks on young college-age students did not give it away, shorts and t-shirts are widely worn by tourists. Some are carrying surfboards. The locals are use to the warm climate and are usually wearing long slacks and for some long-sleeve, rolled up shirts.

Something to Rant About

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housekeys
This is something I found rather funny. A member of our vacation group brought with him his housekeys. Okay - yes, you locked up your house before leaving for the airport, so of course, you would have your housekeys with you - I understand this. But what is funny and peculiar is that he brought it with him on our outings and excursions.

18-months in Shanghai

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I received this email from a friend who received a memoir from another friend (an Aussie) who spent 18 months living and working in Shanghai, China. This is his experience living in the Far East! It's a fascinating read about life in China from the perspective of a Westerner.

Bocas Del Toro

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Boca Del Toro
Bocas del Toro is a province on the northeast coast of Panama. The capital is the city of Bocas del Toro, found on the island of Colon. It is a small city with a world-renowned tourist resort touching the Caribbean Sea. The population of the province numbers some 89,300 people.

Boquete Tree Trek

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tree trek While in Boquete, we took an adventurist excursion - a canopy tour of Panama's forest, the Boquete Tree Trek! Also called ZipLine. Not for the faint in heart and certainly not for those deathly afraid of heights! This is an adventure where one will glide through tall trees and encounter a breathtaking view of the forest and waterfalls beneath your feet.

Boquete Valley

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Panama has been ranked the 5th best place to retire. Many US retirees are flocking to Boquete, Panama. Why? Safe, beautiful climate, clean air, tranquil, low cost of living and outstanding retirement benefits. Boquete is located in the Province of Chiriqui.

The Panama Canal

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Of course one cannot visit Panama without seeing the 8th Engineering Wonder of the World - the Canal. It is a Must-See, a Must-Go! The Canal fuels the country's economy therefore making water as Panama's greatest commodity.


Republic of Panama

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The swirl has taken a trip to the southernmost country of Central America - Panama. Located on an isthmus connecting North and South America, Panama borders Costa Rica to the northwest and Colombia to the southwest.

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