The World Travel Awards celebrated their 22nd anniversary with a Latin America Travel Gala that took place last month in Bogota, Colombia. At the event Panama, and national companies in Panama, took home six World Travel Awards.
Bill Clinton was in Penonome, Panama this week for the opening of the largest wind farm in Latin America. Clinton has been interested in the potential renewable energy may offer developing countries to lessen the effects of climate change.
Mark Heyer (aka Dr Sleepwell), the security guru of Boquete, has investigated every crime against expats in Boquete for the past six or seven years. He learned how criminals get into your house.
In November Britain, France, Australia, the United States and Canada honor veterans and the men and women currently serving in the armed forces.
Sighting Neotropical mammals is an extremely rewarding experience, especially when it’s a mammal you might not have expected to see in Panama!
A 17-year-old child was left dead and three others wounded, after hitting a tree on the blvd of Coronado. The car, a white 4x4 Jeep, was traveling at a high speed when the driver lost control crashing into the tree.
This Tuesday November 10 will mark 194 years since the First Cry of Independence; a historical event occurring in the village of Los Santos on November 10, 1821. Today the event is celebrated and remembered throughout the country.
By: Epicurious Em
QUOTE: “If you hear an onion ring, answer it!” --Anonymous
Hato Viejo is a green community development with a boutique hotel located between Rio Hato and Anton, about 10 km from the Rio Hato Airport.
As the first of the November holidays come to an end, the list of injuries, primarily traffic related, grows.
November 5, 17 people were injured when a mini bus lost control and was over turned near Anton Panama. The bus lost control after being struck in the windshield by a stone.
By: Kara Patrick
We stood on the edge of the world over looking the vast Pacific Ocean. Large rocks smoothed by the ebb and flow of salt water, littered the coastline. There was an undeniable rawness to the untouched jungle that surrounded us.
The Coronado Photo Club was founded by a group of photographers living in the Playa Communities this year. The new club invites anyone with a camera to join. The club is a FREE chance to learn about your cameras, deepen your perspective, and start taking great photos!
A ”Cayuco” is a a small dugout canoe made in Central and South America, the canoes have been used in Panama traditionally, not only for fishing, but also recreation. The unique sport is now practiced throughout the world, producing many successful athletes over the years.
By: Frank Corbett (StarfirePhotography.net)
The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Panama 2015 (MBFWP) took place last week, coming to an end over the weekend.
Right now it is the migratory season for a many birds. This migration offers us the opportunity to see a variety of birds who visit Panama annually. Among the birds currently migrating in Panama are birds of prey.
Each year during the month of November, many Panamanians vacation on the Pacific Beaches of Panama for Fiestas Patrias (Panama’s Independence days). The celebratory days are as follows this November 2015:
Celebrating Halloween at the beach this year? Head to Alta Mira Stables Saturday October 31, for a family (and pet) friendly costume party! From 3:00 p.m. onwards, enjoy BBQ, cold drinks and games for kids.
Yesterday, October 28 2015, Panama was one of 18 members elected to the United Nations Humans Rights Council. This is the first time Panama has been elected to the council, gaining the support of 157 countries.
QUOTE: “Habaneros have a great fruity flavor, but the challenge is that you have to deflect the heat in order to taste the flavor. If you don’t, you’re dead. They should really have a warning sign on them: DEFLECT THE HABANEROS HEAT BY PAIRING THEM WITH ICE CREAM.” --Bobby Flay
Last Friday October 23 the Art in the Park Foundation hosted a night of painting and jazz, at the Coclé Hotel. Tickets to the event were sold in advance, as well as at the door for a cost of $15.
By: Epicurious Em
QUOTE: “Life is too short if you’re Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a Size 0.” –-Sophia Bush
One of the most impressive qualities in the Italian approach to cooking is a regard for the food itself. Meat is seasoned with the intent of enhancing, but never disguising its basic goodness.
While the Boquete Jazz festival is of course all about great music, it is also about fostering passion for music in Panama’s youth. Since 2012, one hundred percent of the festival profits have gone to support a program called “Music for Schools”, to date that is $7,300.
In a 2 week period, the Rotary Club of Playa Coronado, in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Colon, La Chorrera and Chitre’ delivered 145 wheelchairs to disabled children and adults.
In commemoration of the "Day of the Dead.”, the Panama City Mayor's Office has placed restriction on the sale of liquor on Monday, Nov. 2. Also banned that day are, dances, karaoke and the playing of music.
Director of Panama’s Civil defense agency (Sinaproc), José Donderis told the associated press earlier this week that the dry season is expected to begin in mid-November. Director Donderis explained that the country would continue to receive rain, however without the high winds that have been recorded so far in this rainy season.