As budget backpackers, we heard that Panama would be expensive.  We planned to spend only two weeks in Panama, quickly see what we could, and then move on to Colombia.  We ended up spending over three months there.  It is a beautiful country with wonderful people.  Our average spend per day was $27.

Three Months in PANAMA
As we prepared to cross the Sixaola  border from Costa Rica into Panama our plan was to spend only two
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Viewpoint in Sucre Bolivia, shopping in Bolivia
Contraband, Shopping, and The Serpent of the Andes
I walked into the massive department store, stopped and looked around.  The open expanse of the room filled with shelves
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La Paz Plaza de Armas
Bolivia Visa Made Easy for US Passport Holders
Despite the horror stories you may have heard, getting a Bolivian tourist visa as an American passport holder is an
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Corn Island Nicaragua
How to Travel for Less Than $5,000 a Year
October 4th, 2017 marks one year on the road for us! Before leaving the USA we researched and read many blogs
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Uvita Costa Rica
Budget Accommodations In Central America
I heard a scratching sound, close by.  I reached for my phone under my pillow.  It was 1AM.  The scratching continued
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Coiba diving
Swimming with Sharks in Coiba
I was 90 feet (27 meters) underwater and struggling to pull air in through my regulator.  I told myself to calm
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Center of Boquete
I’ve Fallen in Love Again, Boquete Panama
BOQUETE, PANAMA The hooves of the horse under me made a rhythmic clop and pine needles shuffled below us.  Mist
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Bocas del Toro. Star Beach
Sixty Feet Underwater in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
The pain in my ears was greater than any pressure I have ever felt on a flight.  My eyes seemed to be
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This is a story blog.  Here are a few from Panama to give you a taste of the country.

Roger the Cowboy
The Cowboy in Boquete
There was a slight silence after the question was voiced.  In answer, he knocked back the molten-colored liquid in his shot glass,
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Cabalgata in Panama
Cabalgata in Boquete
The day of Roger’s cabalgata was blessed with beautiful sunshine. Over 85 horses clopped through the stable’s pathway. There we
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Ducks on a pond
Murder at the Finca
WARNING!  This post contains graphic content. I was sitting there quietly working on my book in the afternoon in my favorite spot
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David Panama hospital
Surgery in David, Panama
I kept my eyes on the tile floor as I was wheeled toward the x-ray room.  I was in a
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Our 10th Year Anniversary Started with a Bang, Literally
It was early evening and we had just started heading out on the long driveway out of the property when across
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