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Blogs: Panama

service without a smile

If you have ever traveled outside the United States, you always miss this one thing we Americans pride ourselves upon: Service. Until a few weeks ago when we arrived in Brasil, this thing called service has been more or less non-existent. Even with a fake smile, nothing really compares to the culture of service we have created in the U.S. Here in Rio de Janeiro we have however been re-introduced to quality in the restaurant, both in food and help. But before I write that story, here's one from a few months ago while traveling in Panama.

Bocas del Toro, Panama, food

Read More Posted By: Brendon 3/22/2009

Bocas on the Wagon

I sit here as sober thoughts enter my head. I write and many find themselves on paper. The rest do not. Where do they go? Why can I not record them all? These other thoughts, these other memories. Gone. If I wasn't on the wagon, I would understand. Booze stole them away. But Jack, Jim, Jose, and James are not here.

party, Bocas del Toro, islands, Panama

Read More Posted By: Brendon 2/4/2009

The Slums of Panama City

You show up in Panama City and from the word go the modern nature of the city is in your face. You look at the skyline and see the high-rises with apartments starting at a quarter of a million dollars. Anywhere you look it seems you can find an upscale shopping mall to pander to all your materialistic needs. Apple stores are about as common in the city as ATM's. You can see the massive amount of construction that is making these structures multiply. Anywhere you look it is easy to be deceived by the amount of money that has been poured into the city itself. Once you are off the beaten path you begin to realize that there is a much different side to the city itself.

Panama City, Panama

Read More Posted By: Jason 2/3/2009

Crossing the Border to Hell

Alright you have to excuse me while I put a little rant down on paper. As the namesake implies it is about border crossings and how they are the incarnation of an idea formulated by the devil himself.

Costa Rica, borders, Panama

Read More Posted By: Jason 1/26/2009

the waters of Isla Bastimentos

I woke up again at 8am for the second third straight day in a row. And I'm going to do the same tomorrow, maybe even earlier! This morning it was partly cloudy, partly sunny. It was going to be a good day in the deep blue sea.

Bocas del Toro, islands, diving, Panama

Read More Posted By: Brendon 1/25/2009

the sides of Isla Carenero

I woke up this morning planning to hit the ocean in scuba gear, under the water with the fishies. But at 8am, yes I woke up this early, the skies were completely overcasted from the rains the night before still so I returned to my top bunk. I don't like the top bunk but it was cooler, fans blowing all night. I actually used my sheet.

drinks, beer, Bocas del Toro, islands, beaches, Panama

Read More Posted By: Brendon 1/24/2009

many more

just a little update...I'm down in Bocas del Toro...Jason is I have no idea...I've written two blogs on paper in the past 24 hours but with internet at $2/hour and broken keyboards and white sandy beaches and cute surfer girls, I'll wait til I'm back in the city...plus Jason has a number to write, I have a summary Nicaragua expose, and there are many more pictures to go up...one day videos might even make it too, we'll see...i have a cold beer waiting for anyone who wants it on an island of the Caribbean coast of Panama.

Bocas del Toro, beaches, Panama

Read More Posted By: Brendon 1/23/2009

back to borders

So there I was in what is probably the dumpiest, sketchiest place I've stated in, yet (and perhaps ever). I went for the single bed as time again has proven bunk beds to be mostly noise. I switched in the middle of the night, proven wrong. Plus there weren't springs stuck in my back anymore. I was forced to pee on my tippy toes in socks for fear of the over zealous fungi. Three times that night.

Costa Rica, borders, Bocas del Toro, public transportation, buses, Panama

Read More Posted By: Brendon 1/23/2009


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