On the Panama expat forums I belong to, people lament that visitors don't realize there's more to Panama than the canal and the Bocas del Toro islands in the Caribbean in the far west of the country. Sure, some people stick around Panama City long enough to fly to San Blas islands or to go … Continue reading Beyond Bocas
My favorite day of the year has arrived. The sun is with us for a glorious 14 hours and 59 minutes today, which is about 40 minutes fewer than it would be if those pesky mountains weren't in the way. Or about 4 hours fewer than if I were in Homer, Alaska, as I was … Continue reading Happy Solstice!
While You Are There: The one must-do is to learn about Garifuna culture. Beyond that, there's not much to do and that's the point. Guatemala is often about the bustle of Antigua and viewing Mayan ruins, but when you need to stop, sit in a cafe, and look out at the ocean for awhile, this is … Continue reading Quehueche Rio and Livingston, Guatemala (October, 2004)