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The Colorful UNESCO city of Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Street Life

Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coastline, is one of the best reasons to visit the country, especially if you have a camera. It has a beautiful beach, fantastic restaurants, lively street life, and an old town so full of charming colonial architecture that it deserves its UNESCO World Heritage status. It would take at least 2-3 …

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Proud big sister

Postcard: Proud Big Sister in Panama

Proud big sister in Bocas del Toro While we were watching the action at the Carnival festivities in Bocas del Toro, we noticed a girl doting over her little brother near the center of the action. It didn’t seem to matter to her that he was asleep; she obviously wanted to make sure that the …

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River in Puenta Pena Panama

Postcard: Rocky River in Punta Pena Panama

Rocky River in Punta Pena Panama

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Self-conscious Embera girls

Visiting an Embera Indian Village in Darien, Panama

One of the highlights of our trip to Panama’s Darien Province was our ride up a winding river to visit an Embera Indian village. Mogue (MOE-gay) is a curious mixture of modern conveniences vs. chickens running wild, a concrete schoolhouse vs. open, thatched huts on stilts, and schoolchildren in logoed t-shirts and jeans vs. bilingual (Embera/Spanish) …

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Silky water shot

Postcard: Silky Waters at Rio Chiriqui Mali Panama

Silky Waters at Rio Chiriqui Mali Panama We found these silky waters at Rio Chiriqui Mali. It’s the river that runs along the road that connects the Chiriqui mountain town of Boquete to Almirante, a port town in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

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