Monthly Archives: August 2013

La Reina de Escuela

After our time at the beach yesterday we drove around town getting air in one of the tires of the truck and picking up some last-minute items for la cena.  There were several people walking the streets so driving was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea ~ Los Pescadores Niños

 This weeks photo challenge asked: Show me the different sides of Sea with your contribution! We are so fortunate to live so close to the sea and we took some time this afternoon to go to the beach and wait for … Continue reading

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Cooking Like a Panameño

I often tell people who I meet that one of the secrets to successful living in Panama and especially the campo, is adapting to cooking and eating what food is available.  Eating like a North American gets is a little expensive once the … Continue reading

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Pelicans (No, They Don’t Play Basketball)

The Pelican   A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week, But I’m damned if I see how the helican.   ~ Ogden … Continue reading

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One of the Local Legends

The Crocodile How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently … Continue reading

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Reminding Me

A few of you may have gathered by now (and I think that I’ve also mentioned it) that I love a good sunrise or sunset.  Lately most of my “suns” have been rises, simply because of where we live. At … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Great Impersonators

Everything seems to come and go in cycles in the Panama countryside.  One week we’ll have an invasion of brown beetles the next week it’s house flies. The last couple of weeks we’ve had an invasion of moths.  Some nights … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus ~ All This Could Be Yours

Yesterday we went for a walk in the late afternoon to see what is happening in the pasture/development at the end of our street.  We saw two buildings started, without foundations but a lot of pipes sticking up. I walked further … Continue reading

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Half Way Through

chal·lenge [chal-inj] noun, verb, chal·lenged, chal·leng·ing, adjective a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc. something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc.: Space exploration offers … Continue reading

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The Family in the Back Campo

I’ve written about the Southern Lapwings, our bird vecinos the in the field behind us a few times.  The Southern Lapwing is big plover that is  gray, black, and white with a small blaze of red on their wings, red eyes and … Continue reading

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