Monthly Archives: July 2012

Top Ten things you should know about Panama

Ships entering the Canal must pay in cash (wire transfer) for passage in advance.  The only exception to this rule was when the canal was swum by American adventurer Richard Halliburton, who was charged only 36 cents at the end of … Continue reading

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Bugging out to Boquete

   Today I am going to Boquete, Panama. It’s a small city (pop. 19,000) about three quarters of a mile up a narrow river valley in the shadow of the (now dormant) Volcan Baru’ near the border with Costa Rica. 

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‘Thar She Blows!’

I am sitting in a dinghy watching a Humpback Whale gracefully pirouette out of the water, then crash down with a dull thunderclap so powerful that it turns the water to mist. 

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