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For 500 years travelers have yearned to crisscross Panama, and today’s reasons are even more compelling than those that had visitors calling for a canal as early as the 1500s. More and more modern-day explorers are visiting Panama every year in search of seclusion on the San Blas Islands or Bocas del Toro Archipelago, coffee tours in the highlands of Boquete, overnights in Embera villages on the banks of the Chagres River, or strolls in the UNESCO-recognized old town of Panama City. It’s time to grab a hat (you know which kind) and go.... Read More For 500 years travelers have yearned to crisscross Panama, and today’s reasons are even more compelling than those that had visitors calling for a canal as early as the 1500s. More and more modern-day explorers are visiting Panama every year in search of seclusion on the San Blas Islands or Bocas del Toro Archipelago, coffee tours in the highlands of Boquete, overnights in Embera villages on the banks of the Chagres River, or strolls in the UNESCO-recognized old town of Panama City. It’s time to grab a hat (you know which kind) and go.    Close

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Enjoying a Stroll Through Town

Written by Mandan Lynn on 25 Oct, 2013

In Coronado, Panama, you almost have to have a car if you want to get anywhere. Sure, there are buses and taxis, but what I mean is that you can't expect to walk. Everything is very spread out, and while a few of the restaurants…Read More


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Finding Home and Building a Community

Written by Mandan Lynn on 12 Oct, 2013

In my travels, one of my favorite things has been meeting and befriending the local residents. The only way to truly know a country is to see it through the eyes of someone who not only lives there, but who is from there and has…Read More


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Eat Up: Your Guide to Tropical Fruit

Written by Mandan Lynn on 04 Oct, 2013

The tropics are a fruit-lovers heaven, and Panama is no exception. Here are some of the fruits you can expect to find, where you can find them, and what to watch out for.Grapefruit. There's nothing like having a giant bag of grapefruit right from the…Read More


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Photography Tour and Coaching in Casco Viejo

Written by Mandan Lynn on 24 Jun, 2013

I'm not sure if this tour is something that happens all the time, or if it was just for this weekend, but I found out about it online and thought it would be a great opportunity for us to check out Casco Viejo. My…Read More


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Getting Lost (and Found) in Panama City

Written by Mandan Lynn on 15 Jun, 2013

The thing about driving in Panama City (which I have yet to do, but my boyfriend has done it and I have been along for the ride) is that you're bound to get lost. Everyone I know who has driven in the city has gotten…Read More


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Mini Spa Day

Written by Mandan Lynn on 14 May, 2013

We met Wayne and Lise, who run Hair & Nails Head 2 Toe part-time from their home, shortly after we arrived in Panama when my boyfriend went to see Wayne for a haircut. Today, I went for a cut and pedicure.First, Wayne took care of…Read More


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Shopping in the Beach Area

Written by Mandan Lynn on 13 May, 2013

It was only a few years ago that beach dwellers couldn't find so much as a blender in the Coronado area and had to make a trip to the city to make such a purchase. Nowadays, you can find pretty much whatever you want right…Read More


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Keeping in Shape in the Beach Community

Written by Mandan Lynn on 02 May, 2013

I'm a long-time gym rat. I love working out, and I love temperature control when I do it.There is a gym in Coronado, but it is small and feels really crowded, even though there were only a few people in there when we visited. It…Read More


Driving in Panama

Written by Mandan Lynn on 02 May, 2013

Now, I'm not talking here about driving in Panama City. That's an entirely different story, and one which, frankly, I hope never to be able to write because I never want to have that particular experience. This is the low-down on driving elsewhere in the…Read More


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House vs. Condo: Living in Panama

Written by Mandan Lynn on 19 Apr, 2013

If you live in Panama City, you'll probably choose an apartment. If you live in Boquete, you'll have mostly houses (some within gated communities) to choose from. When you get out in the beach community around Coronado, you might find yourself making the tough decision…Read More


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