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Category Archive: Panama


Jul 11

Panama Dining: Where to Find the Best Steak

Few things smell and taste as delicious as a succulent steak grilled to perfection over an open fire. Unless you’re in Panama. Panamanian steak has a well-deserved reputation of being tough, mostly because of what they graze on. So, steak lovers that we are, we set off on a mission to find the best steak …

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Jul 04

Easy Patacones Recipe from Panama

Patacones in Panama are sort of like French fries in the United States: Everyone eats them and you find them on practically every menu. They are so good that we had to find an easy patacones recipe so we could make them at home ourselves.

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Jun 27

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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Jun 20

A Local’s Guide to Visiting the Panama Canal

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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Jun 03

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

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

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May 20

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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May 03

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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Apr 19

Panamanian Sancocho Recipe

Hungry for a taste of Panama’s national dish? Cozy up to a bowl of Panamanian sancocho, also known as sancocho de gallina Panameño.

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Apr 11

Casco Viejo Street Art: Graffiti in a UNESCO Site

Panama City’s historic district may be officially known as San Felipe, but most people know it as Casco Antiguo or Casco Viejo. This once-fortified part of the city has a fascinating history and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Jan 25

How to Celebrate Carnival in Panama

If you’re mourning the end of the holidays, wishing for another excuse to celebrate, don’t despair! Carnival season is just around the corner.

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