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Mar 17, 2012 - at Playa Blanca, Panama; 15/0

120217-Sat-Today we went to a zoo and then to a village up in a long dormant crater. We saw lots of beautiful homes and there were a lot of crafts. We came back to our hotel and ate at the snack bar. I took a nap and then went to the pool. We just got back from the pool at 7pm and we are going to dinner.

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Jan 3, 2011 - Los Santos - Panama

January 1, 2011 I left Santa Catalina on December 30 and only made it as far as Los Santos. I found a good place to stay, Hotel Kevin’s. It’s named after the owner’s daughter. Afterwards I went to look for Carlos Ivan de Leon’s house. He is the only reason why I am here. A little preamble to why I am seeking Carlos: The Fiesta de Corpus Christi, which is held from Thursday to Sunday, 40 days after Easter, is one of the most riotous events in the country. Although the festival has been celebrated throughout the Catholic world ever since Pope...

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May 6, 2005 - Chitre, PANAMA

We spent a few days in Chitre on the Azuero Peninsula. Jason and Cayman got Panamanian haricuts in Chitre and Kim and Jason bought Panama hats in Ocu. We came to Chitre to see the Corpus Christi festival, which we believed was this weekend. Arriving in Chitre, we got the following answers to the question: When is the Corpus Christi festival? 1) Our cab driver: "last weekend" (April 29th & 30th) 2) Lonely Planet guidebook: "40 days after Easter" (May 6th) 3) Hotel receptionist: "I don't know" 4) Another cab driver: "the following weekend"...

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Jan 24, 2005 - Chitre

Although Boca Brava was peaceful and the island quite beautiful, our time had come to say good-bye to crazy Frank, and explore the rest of Panama. After researching a bit in our new-found friends Amy and Cedar´s Panama guide book, we decided to head to the Peninsula de Azuero, where supposedly the ¨heart of Panama¨could be found. And who doesn´t want to find that? We back tracked up the 18km dirt road, then hailed a bus on the InterAmericana highway en route to Panama City. Buses will stop for you pretty much anywhere along this road. There...

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