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Archive for the ‘Sustainable Development' 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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May, “Mes de La Etnia Negra” | Black History Month in Panama

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Mes de la Etnia Negra en Panama. Panamanian girl and woman dancing in traditional dresses.

May is El Mes de La Etnia Negra – or Black History Month – in Panama. This month serves to highlight the contributions people of African descent have made to Panama. Panamanians are always ready with a smile and a dance! : : #hablaya #learnspanish #panama #PanamaCity #pty507 #wanderlust #citylife #igerspanama #cuidadpanama #cascoviejo #panamagram #jetsetfam…

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You Can Change the World: Permaculture Volunteering in Panama!

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Habla Ya's very first Permaculture Volunteer

Fresh out of university over 10 years ago, I came back to Panama wanting to make my country a better place. But somehow down the road, things just go complicated and all those fresh ideals and aspirations little by little dissipated into thin air. It’s not that I was a bad person, but I was…

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1 Week Spring Break Language Travel Itinerary for Bocas del Toro

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The Caribbean Waters of Bocas del Toro

Wherever you travel, please support local businesses who support local families. The suggestions featured on this blog post are locally owned businesses who put your tourist dollars in the right hands. If a tourist is your waiter, bartender or your tour guide (we know, go figure, but it’s happening), you’re probably doing more harm than…

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