Visiting an Emberá Village in Panama

Visiting an Emberá Village in Panama

Centuries and centuries ago, way before Panama was an actual country, and way way before the Europeans arrived in South and Central America, the rainforests of what is now Colombia and Panama were home to a whole load of different tribes of people. One of these indigenous tribes were known as the Emberá, and in [...]

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Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Exploring Panama City’s Casco Viejo

Panama's capital city, the imaginatively named Panama City, is located on the country's Pacific coast, right at the entrance to the glorious feat of engineering: The Panama Canal. (More on that badboy another time, pals) Although we docked in Colón, on the Caribbean side of the country, the distance overland between the two coastlines is [...]

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]

Rainforests of Costa Rica (via the humble transport method of: zip line)

Rainforests of Costa Rica (via the humble transport method of: zip line)

Guys. My left shoulder is in serious pain- I can barely lift my arm above a 30 degree angle to my body- and this is mainly due to the fact that I just got back from zip-lining through the treetops of the Costa Rican rainforest, during which I clung on so tight for dear life [...]