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Independence Month

Independence Month Preparing for a November in Panama, you might want to write this down.. There are 5, yes 5, days celebrating Pah-nah-MAH in the month of November. 5 National Holidays, 5 extra days off work, 5 days where banks are closed, 5 days where public offices are closed. Panamanians love a celebration and November […]

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The Golden Frog & El Valle de Anton

El Valley de Anton is a small mountain town nested in a dormant volcano crater about 2 hours from Panama City. El Valle is home to the Nispero Zoo and the rare golden frog as well as many other attractions. El Nispero Zoo is located on the outskirts of El Valle in the shadows of […]

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Molas

Molas are colourful panels sewn by the women of the Kuna Indian tribe, who reside here in Panama. Molas are part of traditional costumes worn by Kuna women, four mola panels are formed into the front and back panels of a blouse. In Dulegaya, the Kuna’s native language, “mola” means “shirt” or “clothing”. Traditionally molas […]

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Panama

Panama was recently named the number one tourist destination for 2012. Panama is an extremely diverse country, diverse in every way. Panama is home to 7 indigenous tribes; the most famous being the Kuna Indians, who’s brightly colored molas are a top tourist souvenir. The Emberá Wounan live much like their ancestors, off the land […]

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