Archive for Category: "panama"
One of the little known aims of our semi-recent great Latin American adventure was to make a little more sense of my culture and who I am. I wanted to see mis raices, my roots, and the culture that I came from. Born of Mexican descent (well, actually, if you really want to get technical, I’m also 25% white), I’m a second generation American.
Greetings from Panama! Today was magical to say the least. Our lovely tour guide, Pedro, drove us to the Chagres River to meet the Darien tribe. As we exited his Hyundai we were greeted by the tribe chief and escorted to our canoe. While drifting along the Chagres, we could see women washing their clothes in the river, children playing with their dogs, families returning to their huts
Believe it or not, this picture was taken after Ben and I spent two days writhing in pain from food poisoning…on our honeymoon. A second after this photo was shot, I was popping Tums and trying to find water.
It goes without saying that Thanksgiving is one of the largest and most anticipated holidays in the United States. Thanksgiving represents family, it represents amazing food, it represents an actual NFL lineup on a Thursday, it represents time off from work and school, and it represents Black Friday
November 1st began the mass placement of the Panamanian flag, the covering of every surface available in red, white, and blue. The lawns were swarming with them, the buildings showcased them proudly and even hung them from rooftops to the ground below.