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What to expect during your first week at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro?

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What to expect during your first week at Habla Ya in Bocas del Toro?

After landing in Bocas, I made the short walk to the school and was met at reception by Ludo. I’ll admit to feeling a little apprehensive ahead of my arrival. I’d read so much about the school’s Caribbean base and I was eager to begin my Spanish adventure. I was welcomed aboard and Ludo talked…

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Is Panama Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

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Female Travlers by Waterfall in Panama

France has been writing on this blog for over a year. You can follow France and her adventures HERE… More and more recently, fellow female travelers to Panama contact me with one pressing question: Is it safe to travel here solo as a female? Many of our students are solo female travelers learning Spanish to…

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How the People of EVERYWHERE Took Back Playa Paunch

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France has been writing on this blog for over a year. You can follow France and her adventures HERE… In Panama, we feel the effects of climate change every day. The weather can veer sharply from extreme drought to severe flooding, putting the people, the environment, and even the economy at risk. Food, water and…

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How to Make Panamanian Friends

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Hanging out with new Panamanian friends in Panama

The expat bubble – where all your dreams of integrating into a new culture and fully immersing yourself in Spanish remain just a wish – is easy to fall into. When I first moved to Panama (alone), I realized that making friends once you’re out of college is harder than it looks. Not only had…

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Black Friday for Spanish Programs? No, Green Friday: FREE Tours!

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Habla Ya Spanish Student chilling out in the Caribbean Sea by the mangroves in Bocas del Toro, Panama

We’re not into #BlackFriday and the whole unnecessary consumerism of buying things we don’t really need… We’re into the pursuit of experiences… we’re into living life! Felicidades to this week's photo contest winner @tani_loves_dancing! She is too busy the adventure of a lifetime to worry about her hair and makeup! : #hablaya #travel #learnspanish #travel…

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