Monthly Archives: May 2011

Last Post from On the Road to Panama

“I have not been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”   —  Susan Sontag I have been home ten days.  As I try to write what my travels to the end of the road in Panama meant to me — … Continue reading

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Slow Reflexes

I know of no athlete who has the speed reflexes to match a taxi driver in Panama City! All Panama City taxi drivers have already honk their horns before any other person will note the stoplight has changed colors. No … Continue reading

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Expats

I met and talked with American expats in every county but El Salvador.  Why I didn’t meet an American expat in El Salvador I have no idea.  It appeared to me each was living part time or full time in … Continue reading

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Firewood Plus Horses, Bikes, and Motorcycles

Firewood plus horses, bikes, and motorcycles are memories that set apart the poorer counties of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua from their richer neighbors of Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama. Who in the U.S. spends a portion of … Continue reading

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Football

What we call soccer is football to the remainder of the world.  In my travels I saw maybe two bars advertising themselves as sport’s bar.  However, there were very few restaurants and bars that didn’t have a television and a … Continue reading

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Panama

My travels in Panama were very different than what I had planned.  First of all Nancy was to spend two weeks in Panama with me and no way was it to take 15 days to get rid or in my … Continue reading

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Trying to Leave Panama Without the Jeep

From day one of my travel planning I had assume I would donate the Jeep to Audubon or The Nature Conservancy in Panama.  I even sent Audubon an email before I left but even though I didn’t get an answer … Continue reading

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Three Days of Birding Around Panama City

After a lonely (I was homesick) weekend in Panama City I signed up for three mornings of birding in or around Panama City. My bird guide was Justo Camargo (www.justadventures@hotmail.es or (507) 6446 0466).  Justo is a well-qualified bird and … Continue reading

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Changes in Plans

I had seen the end of the road in Panama.  Nancy was tentatively going to fly to Panama and we were going to travel together for the next 12 days.  In the next couple of days before Nancy arrived I … Continue reading

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The End of the Road in Panama

I found the end of the road in Yaviza, which is exactly where it was supposed to be. I woke up in Santiago, Panama after a long drive from Neily, Costa Rica.  This drive included an illegal crossing into Panama … Continue reading

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