Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Miraflores Lock

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Purple & Pink Sunset

I walked out my back door and saw this:

So I grabed by cam and took a quick shot for you.
Gorgeous! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to the Jungle

Monday, June 21, 2010

I had friends who traveled down to Panama to visit us for their vaction. I took them to Ancon Hill to check out the view and someone had painted all the benches. I thought it was so cool so I snaped some shots for you. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I spent last weekend at Las Sirenas in Santa Clara, Panama.  It's a little tricky to find if you miss the sign for Santa Clara. Driving in from Panama City you just have to look for the sign to Santa Clara. Turn left and then you'll start to see signs for Las Sirenas. It's off the beaten path.

Las Sirenas was a great place to relax and the customer service was excellent. The white sand beaches were clean and quiet. The grounds are covered in gardens full of flowering Bougainvilleas. When you first arrive your eyes will not know what to look at first. The beach. The cottages. The flowers.

There are two types of cottages (uphill & downhill) and both are shaded under large beautiful trees. Uphill cottages have nice views and twin beds. Downhill is closer to the beach and has a king size bed. Each cottage has hammocks and outdoor seating as well as access to nice outdoor grills. When you're ready to grill the grounds staff will come and light them for you. The cottages also have kitchens and there is an El Rey (grocery store) not far up the highway. They will sleep up to 4 (or six) but it's more comfortable for two. There is only one airconditioner and it's in the main bedroom. There is also cable T.V. in the bedroom but shame on you if you're watching T.V. instead of swinging from your hammock.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My dog, Hulkum, and I went on a photo scavenger hunt for funny signs in Panama. We made a video and of course he hogs the camera. (Video below)

This one is particulary funny because I think it's supose to be a child. I have never seen a child with a physic like this, that's for sure. This sign can be found near parks.

Friday, February 26, 2010

This week has been pretty gray so I haven't made a video this week. Today all of a sudden the sky broke and the rain poured. It's really odd because the Rainy Season doesn't start until May. My yard needed the water so it was welcomed. Enjoy the video.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This was an awesome day’s adventure in Panama. I drove up from Panama City with a friend to Soberonia National Park in Gamboa. The rainforests are lush and there is lots of wildlife. On this particular trip, I saw mostly butterflies because there were many other hikers on the trails. On a previous hike I saw Gato Solos and a Cappuccino Monkey. I hear the morning hours are the best time to hike and see wildlife but this girl doesn’t function well at sunrise.

Here are some useful links to help plan a trip:

Soberonia National Park (
Gamboa Rainforst Resort (
Gamboa Tours (

I hope you like my video I made. It’s a touch of humor in our search for Monkeys in the jungles of Panama. I have more videos on my adventures in Panama at YouTube (link)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The speed bumps can be infuriating here in Panama City. Wowzer! We’ve had 5 flat tires since living here and now lots of new rattles. The most humorous thing about it is Panamanians call speed bumps Policia Muerto or “Dead Policemen. You can make your own inferences to the reason.

I hope you like my video I made. I have more videos on my adventures in Panama at


Monday, February 15, 2010

Walking the Dog

Thursday, January 14, 2010

San Blas is a group of 365 Islands on the Caribbean coastline of Panama and is in Kuna Yala (the indigenous people of Panama) territory. Getting there in itself is an adventure and the best time to go is during the dry season in a 4 wheel drive off-road ready vehicle. Don’t even think of taking anything else. Some 4 wheel drives don't even make it! The distance is about 2-3 hours from Panama City. The off-road adventure takes through Nusagandi Camp (Biological Conservation Center); basically lush rainforests atop mountains. There is a $2 per person charge to use this road. (Gringo Warning: Prices will vary for you but you can stand firm and hand them the appropriate amount). On this road you will tackle steep hills with loose gravel. Sections get washed out so stay alert for missing chunks of the road. You don’t want to find yourself tumbling down a cliff. The best part is the river crossing. At first glance it can be very intimidating but watch the cars ahead to see how to take it on. There is definitely a shallower path to take through it. Check out the photos.