Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mi familia en cima del Cerro Ancon. The Panama City Skyline is layed out behind them.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm thankful for Panama.

We had a potluck Thanksgiving dinner in the dorms. What  a wonderful feast!

So many people were in our apartment!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Apple soda is something I will definitely miss when I come home.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yet another beautiful island, off the coast of Boca Chica

Is this real life?


Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is the adorable monkey that walked up to play with us when we went to a hot springs in Boquete.

Everyone was sneaking up to get in pictures with the monkey. He wasn't fooled.

The Hot Springs was on someone's property and the owner walked up to visit and told us the monkey was a pet. He wasn't shy when it comes to food.

Best Picture ever! The monkey tried to see if my friend tasted as good as our almonds. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Breathtaking vistas en Cerro Punta

In his hand are the depths of the earth,
   and the mountain peaks belong to him
Psalms 95:4

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
   throughout all generations.
 Before the mountains were born
   or you brought forth the whole world,
   from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:1-2

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

La Amistad

Panama is quite a small little world. After living here for three months, on our trip, we stayed at the same hostal as a coworker and later that night meet up with three friends from campus who were at the same hostal (owned by our RA's aunt and uncle) and the second night, we encountered a family from the bus ride up to Chiriqui.

The Friendship Restaurant

Coffee is an old friend indeed. 

This is coworker and his family who stayed our hostal the night before we did. 

Later that night we were in for another surprise when fellow Noles walked into our hostal. Our old friends and new friends were not friends.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Hostal Nomba, where we met a musician who went on a three week tour and never went home, where we encountered the family who had sat behind us on the bus with a kid who liked to pull hair, and where I found a dozen books written in Dutch and German, but only one in Spanish.

Boquete was a little town nestled in a mountain valley.

Some of the views in Boquete were breath-taking as well!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thar she blows!

We went whale watching! I felt like I was in Moby Dick, except that there wasn't a crazy captain and we were off the coast of an island in the pacific. We saw Humpback whales in their migratory path of the coast of Boca Chica. 

After whale watching, we went to yet another gorgeous island, but before we got to the island, some dolphins wanted to play around our boat.

Thar she blows! When people said it is cold in Cerro Punta, I didn't believe them. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two costumes and a scary movie in three nights.

On halloween, we had a retro-party with twister, apples on a string, mummy wrapping contests, caramel popcorn and bloody cookies. I was a "Cereal Killer"-Notice the gunshots on the box.

On Friday night, we went to a Halloween dance, and after showing up on time Panamaian style (an hour late) we were dismayed that the party hadn't started yet. My friend Grant and I got out and danced and started the party! My theory is that once people saw how us gringos danced, they weren't self-conscious anymore. That or we made it look so darn fun!