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Exploring El Camino Real de Panama

Once upon a time, long before Panama had its canal or a train, a road ran through the Panamanian jungle. This was not just any road, however. It was the lifeline that connected Panama City, on the Pacific coast, with its Caribbean trading partner, Portobelo. This historic road came to be known as El Camino …

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Definitive Guide to Visiting the Panama Canal in Panama

Mention Panama and most people will immediately think of its famous canal. And no wonder, because it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and the country’s top attraction. If you’re in Panama City and you want to see it, here’s your definitive guide to visiting the Panama Canal in Panama, including the …

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Colorful Colonial Cartagena Awaits You

Dear Luke and Leia, Guys you’re going to love colorful colonial Cartagena, a walled city founded in June of 1533, where old meets new in a seamless pattern of color, warmth and beauty. Pastel buildings with stunning balconies and intricate iron works line narrow cobblestone streets full of characters and tourists alike. The entire walled …

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Boquete: a Mountain of Coffee & a Cloud Forest in Paradise

Dear Luke and Leia, Boquete is a mountain of coffee and a cloud forest in paradise, and I can’t think of a better way to describe this expat community, tucked snugly into the mountains of Panama near Costa Rica. You’d know that for sure if you ever visited during its annual coffee and flower festival.

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Sacre-Coeur, Sunset and Other Montmartre Experiences

Paris’ Montmartre neighborhood is synonymous with bohemian life, and its Sacré-Coeur seems to complement it perfectly.

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Panama Viejo: Attacked and Sacked

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we had an interesting adventure to Panama Viejo, a city attacked and sacked by Henry Morgan, a British privateer. Quite conveniently, it is right next door to our apartment building.

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Cartagena Old Town is a Photographer’s Dream

Beautiful, mysterious, and unique, Cartagena’s Old Town has no trouble getting attention. Its narrow streets and gorgeous architecture have made it one of Latin America’s most coveted and popular destinations.

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Fountains and Squares in Madrid: A Photo Essay

Dear Luke and Leia, Here we are discovering so many beautiful fountains and squares in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Like most European cities, Madrid has built its cities around central squares where people can gather to sell their wares, worship, conduct government business and greet each other.

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Panama to Colombia: Crossing the Darien Gap

If you have been entertaining any fantasies of driving an epic road trip on the highway that runs between Alaska and the tip of South America, be prepared when you get to Panama. You can’t drive to Colombia from there.

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One Day in Singapore: 7 Things to Do in 24 Hours

After a serious health scare on our 32-hour flight marathon to Indonesia (Dan developed a blood clot in his leg) we were naturally concerned when we decided to leave Bali. To avoid developing DVT a second time, we broke our trip into segments. First stop: two nights and one day in Singapore.

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