Category Archive: Central America

Nov 21

What a Phone Booth in Panama is Reminding Us

  A few years ago I wandered through the cobblestone streets of the historic Casco Viejo neighborhood in Panama City, Panama. In the midst of gentrification, the area was an eerie juxtaposition of old and new. You could pass by a hipster cafe with a facade painted in vibrant shades of pinks and blues, and …

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Oct 16

Travel Tuesday: The Perfect Vacation Day

On days like today when I am frustrated, tired, and wondering what really is the point of life if it’s going to be such drudgery, I find myself drifting off into my travel memories of warm beaches, mountainous vistas, urban sparkles, and quiet desert solitude. I have a handful of experiences that I mentally keep …

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Aug 28

Travel Tuesday: Surprise Parade in Panama City

After living in a hut in the jungle for a year, you’d probably be fiending for some cheese, too.                   MY LONG TIME FRIEND, Hallie, and I had just emerged from her site in the Panamanian jungle as a peace corps volunteer and survived a grueling 12-hour …

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Jun 21

An unexpected find in the jungle

In May I spent three weeks traveling through the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Panama… The faded yellow pickup truck rumbled down the bumpy dirt road. The hot and sticky air I shared with the six other people crammed into the cab weighed down on me like a thick blanket, and I awkwardly tried to shift …

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