Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Panama Chronicles: Episode 4 — Beach Time?

A Panamanian Vacation The beach faces due south, so the sun sets over the shoreline to the west, not directly over the ocean as I’m accustomed to in most parts of California. But nothing in Panama is quite what I’m … Continue reading

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The Panama Chronicles: Episode 3 — Panama City (x4)

A Panamanian Vacation Yes indeed, there are four Panama Cities.  Henry Morgan sacked the first in 1671. A monk wandered off and founded the second (never knowing that centuries later it would become a hippie/backpacker’s haven).  The United States ensured … Continue reading

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The Panama Chronicles: Episode 2 — The Canal

A Panamanian Vacation A cargo ship carrying 5000 containers packed full of, well, just about anything and everything you could possibly imagine, eases into the first Miraflores lock.  From our vantage point outside of the Canal Museum, sitting on bleachers … Continue reading

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