Tagged with Panama

Coco Solo, Colon, Panama

Coco Solo, Colon, Panama

Hello all!  So sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of weeks- I’ve been traveling (big surprise) and haven’t had internet Back in the real world…well kind of… so here we go! Much love ~B In 1918 the submarine base known as Coco Solo was established on the Northwest entrance to the … Continue reading

Coffee Tour at Cafe Ruiz, Boquete, Panama

Coffee Tour at Cafe Ruiz, Boquete, Panama

Cafe Ruiz was founded in the late 1800’s by the Ruiz family and since then the company has remained a family business. It has now grown into one of the most popular and widely consumed coffee brands in Panama. The main tasting station in Boquete, Panama offers a fabulous 3 hour $30 plantation tour that I … Continue reading

Islas Secas, Chiriqui Provence, Panama

Islas Secas, Chiriqui Provence, Panama

Islas Secas or the Secas Islands are a group of about 16 deserted islands off of the Pacific Coast of Western Panama. Only one island has an eco-friendly resort, while the others remain completely uninhabited (to my knowledge). Due to the fact that they are quite far from the shore, they are seldom visited and … Continue reading

Alouatta Sanctuary (Part 3), Chiriqui Provence, Panama

Alouatta Sanctuary (Part 3), Chiriqui Provence, Panama

My normal schedule at the research center looks something like this: 6am: wake up 6:30: run cognitive experiments 7:00: eat breakfast 7:30: leave for rehab of juvenile monkeys 11:00: put monkeys in cage for lunch 12:00: eat a delicious meal 1:30: read, sleep, enter data, research 4:00: run cognitive experiments again 6:00: put monkeys to … Continue reading

Conquering Volcán Barú, Boquete, Panama

Conquering Volcán Barú, Boquete, Panama

What happens when a Canadian, a Brit, an Italian, a Panamanian and five Americans attempt to conquer a volcano in the name of conservation? Victory! Well thats 12 hrs and 26 kilometers (17 miles) later…. The Alouatta Sanctuary staff and friends decided it would make a great fundraiser to hike the volcano in exchange for … Continue reading

Snorkeling in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Snorkeling in Bocas del Toro, Panama

The province of Bocas del Toro comprises of part of the mainland and nine main islands in the Caribbean Sea and as of 2010 has a population of 125,461 people. It was actually Christopher Columbus that discovered these parts in 1502 when he was searching for a passage through Central America. Instead he found mangrove … Continue reading

Alouatta Sanctuary (Part 2), Panama

Alouatta Sanctuary (Part 2), Panama

Since the Alouatta has no address (common in places like Panama), I decided to grab the GPS. This is where I live: N 08 24.948 W 082 11.876 I am no longer lost 🙂 It can be extremely difficult to create a home in a place so extremely foreign, but with some time and care … Continue reading

Mi Vida en Panama

Mi Vida en Panama

Here’s a little video about my life in Panama 🙂 -Photo courtesy of NJ Wildlife Photography. Thanks NJ! facebook.com/njwight njwight.tumblr.com

El Explorador, Boquete, Panama

El Explorador, Boquete, Panama

This is definitely the weirdest place I’ve been in Panama, and honestly may be the weirdest place I’ve ever been in my life. Its kinda like if Alice in Wonderland met Gandhi. Technically it is a private garden, although the garden is filled with things like hedges with eyes, trees with dresses and sayings about life. You will … Continue reading