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Ought Six's Excellent Panama Adventure -- Epilogue

Posted 05-16-2011 at 02:27 AM by Ought Six

This was my first real vacation in my entire life. I had been to Canada for Qi Gong seminars, and into Mexico a couple times, but this is the first time I really traveled to a far-off destination for any length of time. All in all, I do not think it could have worked out much better. I found the place I hope to call home one day, and lots of new friends. It was a great experience I will never forget. I cost me a lot, but I would do it again tomorrow if I could.

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Ought Six's Excellent Panama Adventure -- Day Ten

Posted 05-16-2011 at 02:25 AM by Ought Six

Saturday 14 May 2011 – Travelin' man

I discovered that my crappy hotel included a free breakfast down in the completely renovated restaurant/bar, the only nice room in the building. When I came down at 9:30, the breakfast buffet was already taken back to the kitchen, but they fixed me a plate. Scrambled eggs, some kind of tasty sausage, pancakes and juice. Not bad.

I turned in the Kia at the rental place and got to the airport a couple hours early. The flight to...
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Ought Six's Excellent Panama Adventure -- Day Nine

Posted 05-16-2011 at 02:22 AM by Ought Six

Friday, 13 May 2011 – The long drive back to the big city

I got up and Jorge and Viki were busy helping to set up the market they hold in their garden in the back. Local come and set up tables with produce, baked goods and handcrafted stuff. I wish I had been able to stick around for that. But all the people who I had been hanging out with were there for the market, so I got to say goodbye to everyone.

I hit the road, heading for Panama City. I had decided to ship...
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Ought Six's Excellent Panama Adventure -- Day Eight

Posted 05-16-2011 at 02:19 AM by Ought Six

Thursday, 12 May 2011 – Run for the border again

Jorge had been telling me that if you take the Volcan road all the way through town and on up into the hills, it was a really pretty drive. It went all the way up to the border. This was my last full day in Volcan, so I decided to see more of the countryside and do it. It was as described. Once again, words fail. You would have to see it to believe it.

The little border town, unlike the big border crossing and...
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Ought Six's Excellent Panama Adventure -- Day Seven

Posted 05-16-2011 at 02:16 AM by Ought Six

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 – Run for the border, then on to the beach

Today is my 55th birthday; from middle-aged to old fart. I wanted to bring home some good coffee, but everyone agrees that Costa Rican coffee is much better than Panamanian coffee. To get the good brand, Cafe Volio, you have to go to the border free trade zone at Paso Canoes.

On the way down the hill, a new Nissan pickup truck came right up on my ass. I thought, 'okay, so you want to play....'. I...
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