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I’m Back

I’m back. Sort of. The blog has been re-instated and all the Panama Tourist Guide articles have been updated. Less rants, more stories and useful Panama information. I took it down for a while, mostly because I wanted to avoid crap from my ex-girlfriend’s mother. Not proud of it, but hey, here we are! I’ll […]

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“Para Leer Panamá”

La INAC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura) ha hecho la iniciativa de crear una serie de compilaciones llamadas “Para Leer Panamá,” con el fin de incentivar a la población a que lea un poco más. Como no hay mucha gente que usa la literatura como escape en mi país, cualquier proyecto que promueva la causa es […]

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Ex Girlfriend Pictures Site

Thanks go to Whizper for the webfind: It’s happened to most of us (hopefully). You’re there with your friend/one night stand/girlfriend/wife/whatever and you’re frolicking all over each other’s naked bodies when you feel kinky all of a sudden… and out come the camera. We all have pictures of the exes in our lives and more […]

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The Nintendo Wii!!!

I am so excited over this… you have no idea. For the gamers out there: I might be late to the party with this, but the reports from E3 are in and it seems that out of The Big Three, NINTENDO “won” the atendees! More like Nintendo ripped them apart…!!! This is awesome news… absolutely […]

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You Go to What You Know

Not feeling particularly peppy today. As it stands, I’m feeling dissappointed with a sprinkle of uncertainty on top. This must be how children of divorced parents feel like. I’ve always said that the best feeling to have are those that come out naturally; once you start thinking whether you should or shouldn’t, that hesitation, it’s […]

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Panamanians and Thanksgiving

First and foremost, I’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday if you celebrate it. For those of you with a passive knowledge of what’s being celebrated today then allow me to enlighten you with my Wikipedia-powered knowledge: Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday every November in the United States, while […]

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Raspao

There’s not much to say about “raspaos,” universally known to English-speaking countries as shaved ice or snow cones, other than the fact that these icy slices of the highest clouds from heaven are the best thing to happen in the history of your lifetime if you are out and about on a sunny day and […]

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Panamanians and November

It would seem that 103 years ago a group of socially-conscious Panamanians decided to rise up around the end of October and make November the month where most (if not all) of our most important battles for freedom took place… more than a hundred years later we, the people, enjoy these dates as excuses to […]

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Panamanians and Halloween

I don’t know what it’s like in your country but I can sure tell you what it’s like here: Panama has the distinction of being one of the only countries in the world that has designed its independence holidays in such a way that it renders the month they’ve ended up in absolutely pointless… I […]

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The Integrity of the Musician

People love music. It’s one of the first and most important means of expression known to man. People fall in love, find a cause, discover friendships and cure their ills every day thanks to the power of song. As it is with our current societies, though, sometimes being a musician (or an artist, for that matter) must come with a degree of corporate compromise: money. Virtuosos or not, an artist has to eat, and sometimes he/she has to adapt to what’s popular at the moment. In the end, the people rule even though sometimes it would seem otherwise.

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Approaching Panama and the “Juega Vivo” Culture

After a rather upsetting Super Bowl XLI, I’m back to talk about something I’ve been meaning to get around to for about a week and thankfully it’s managed to stick in my head this long so that tells me it’s important that we talk about this. I’m not great with snazzy introductions when I’m not […]

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Panamanians and Mother’s Day

December 8th is a very special holiday for us Panamanians, as it is Mother’s Day. If there’s something you need to know about Latin American culture is that this day is very important to us; probably due to the fact that our mothers don’t kick us out as soon as we graduate high school and […]

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PortoDiao.com Presents… MATADOR!

Porto Diao is proud to present its latest mega event, in tune with the guerrilla approach we’ve become known for in order to change the face of culture in Panama in different, never-before-seen ways. This new event, which I talked about some months ago here, is the latest and greatest from the Porto Diao creative […]

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The Panama Zombie Walk 2010 – Safety Tips and Guidelines

En Español: La Gran Caminata Zombie 2010 – Recomendaciones y Medidas de Seguridad We’d like to thank everyone who voiced their opinions on our web portal as they did in Facebook, Twitter, radio, press and television concerning the obstacles we’ve faced to make the 2010 Zombie Walk a reality. To make it clear: THE ZOMBIE […]

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Panama City (When the Sun Goes Down)

Sometimes the lesser-known-and- infinitely-satisfying tourist options pass under your activity radar, much to your regret when you find out about them a moment too late. From party boats to salsa dancing, to drinking frozen margaritas in leather seats at your local movie theater to MC battles, live art at bars and theater performances in your language, I hope you’re ready to dive head-first into nights you’ll never forget while out and about in Panama City!

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