Beachfront bars in Bocas Del Toro

Beachfront bars in Bocas Del Toro

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here.  Being able to watch the fish several feet under water while having a drink and listening to music was nice.  I found myself many times more interested in watching the fish than what was going on at the bar.  And if you happen to… Continue Reading

School Children Protesting in David, Panama

School Children Protesting in David, Panama

One of the things that I enjoy most in small town Latin America is the evening music.  Nearly everywhere I go, the local school band will gather after class to practice right in the middle of the town.  Aside from wondering how American children would ever survive without dedicated facilities… and how many snobby American… Continue Reading

Animals in Costa Rica: Puerto Jimenez

Animals in Costa Rica: Puerto Jimenez

Three days and three exotic animals in Costa Rica It’s not that I don’t enjoy checking out the flora and fauna of the places I visit, it’s more that I move a little fast at times.  In general, I spend my time walking through towns where I can pause for a moment to take in… Continue Reading

Boquete, Panama activity: Gringo goes Off-Road

Boquete, Panama activity: Gringo goes Off-Road

Boquete, Panama is one of those infamous places in Panama for retirees and was high on my list for visiting.  Unfortunately I had to squeeze it in as a one day trip.  Fortunately, I didn’t find anything worth sticking around for. Boquete wasn’t bad, it was just a little slow for my tastes…  and a… Continue Reading

Panamanian Cock……  Fighter???

Panamanian Cock…… Fighter???

Allow me to introduce you to Stew.  Stew is a Panamanian cock fighter who was retired before his first real fight.  Stew may have had another name, but my introduction to Stew went something like “If YOU BOUGHT that FUCKING chicken, it better be going in a stew tonight!” “But baby, he’s a champion cock… Continue Reading