Thursday, July 30, 2015

Twilight Zone

Sometimes here in Panama we feel like we have stepped into the Twilight  Zone. Not only do people talk to us in a language we don't always understand, but time and prices seem to vary wildly also. Some days the bus comes at 10:00am, some days at 9:30. Some days our Internet works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the taxi costs $8.00, sometimes it costs $12.00 for the same route. Some weeks the vegetable truck comes on Tuesday and Thursday, some weeks it comes on Monday and Friday. Do you think all this could have anything to do with that 28 DVD set of the Twilight Zone that Malcolm picked up a few weeks ago?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Portobelo, Panama

One rainy Sunday we traveled by chicken bus to Portobelo to see the sights. The remains of the fortifications can be seen all around and beneath the town.

The town also has the closest grocery stores and a very interesting Congo Cultural Center. We will have to visit again and go see the Black Christ in the church.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


We spent about two weeks in the San Blas Islands and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, warm water, gentle people, and lobster dinners.

We enjoyed it so much we intend to return as soon as our backstay is repaired.