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Archive for the ‘Politics' Category

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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5 Famous Panamanians Everyone Should Know

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Victoriano Lorenzo. La pelea es peleando.

I was teaching a group of Panamanian executives earlier this week. We were working on learning about the past tense in English through reading the biography of Martin Luther King Jr. The executives were enthralled by King, the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and asked many questions about his famous “I Have a Dream”…

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The Perfect Day at Stunning Starfish Beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Starfish Beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Development without a plan, control or regulation, normally destroys pristine natural ecosystems (unless all parts involved – government, businesses, inhabitants – are already enlightened or educated somehow). Here in Bocas we’re not the exception. The post below was just written last week by guest blogger Shari Tucker. And here’s a link to a blog post…

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In Search of Volunteer: Permaculture or Urban Gardening Expert Needed

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Spanish students and teachers in front of Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Read our latest post about Permaculture and about what we’re doing at Habla Ya to change the world… and then join us too! Climate change. Inequality. Malnutrition. Corruption. Unsustainable development. A broken system. Divided communities. Access to potable water, quality education and affordable health care. And the list could go on and on. These are…

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