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The Money Flow In An Indigenous Community And Valuing Yourself

January 7, 2012

Cash Flow Tap Spewing Dollars

Jessica, the awesome Peace Corps Volunteer I stayed with in Chichica, Panama just wrote this amazing article about where the money flows in her community. It’s an insightful and spectacular analysis I highly recommend you check out. I like visiting indigenous communities because they have a very different way of life. Though the experiences I’ve […]

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Sailing From Panama To Colombia – Not The Caribbean Paradise You’d Expect

December 21, 2011


It’s rainy season here. I”ve said it in so many articles so far. Until now it’s just been an annoyance, but on my sailing trip through the Caribbean, it really put a damper on things – literally. The Caribbean is supposed to look like this, right? Well, for almost all of my trip it looked […]

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Panama City, Panama – The City A Canal Built

December 19, 2011

Me At The Panama Canal

Overnight Adventure To Panama City To get to Panama City, I left Chichica at 3:30pm for Tole. In Tole, I took the last bus to Santiago. Then I hung out in Santiago from 7pm until 1am. I decided to travel overnight to save myself from having to find a place to stay. The Santiago bus […]

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Volunteering With A Budding Indigenous Tourism Group In Chichica, Panama

December 17, 2011

Happy Little Girl

To be honest, saying I volunteered here is a bit of a stretch. I was supposed to be here for a week, but in the end I was only here for 24 hours. Since I moved my trip from Panama to Colombia up a week, I lost the week I would have liked to spend […]

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Photo Friday – Flower With A View – Chichica, Panama

December 16, 2011

Flower With A View - Taken 9-Dec-2011 - Portobelo, Panama

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Worst Border Crossing Yet – The Not-So-Welcome To Panama Experience

December 14, 2011

Welcome To Panama

Crossing the Costa Rica-Panama border was, by far, the worst border crossing experience I’ve had so far on The Happy Nomad Tour (well, in my life actually, but I think I’ve had good luck!). Leaving Cartago The day started with me getting up at 4am to leave Casa del Indio. I took a taxi in Cartago, […]

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