season four

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New Year’s Eve in Latin America offers up some fun traditions to ring in the new year – and we don’t have to put up with Ryan Seacrest either! Here’s just a few New Year’s eve traditions that people partake in on December 31st: New Year’s Eve Grapes Did you know about the New Year’s Eve grapes tradition? Eating 12 grapes […]

New Year’s Eve Grapes, Gitch and Guys on Fire

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So…Cheli’s parents came for a visit and we arranged a tour with our friends Randy and Anabell Hilarski of VIP Panama Tours. It’s nice when you can support your local friends that you meet online 🙂 The in-laws got to see just how things can unfold in Panama. We told them their driver would be there around 9am. To us, […]

VIP Panama Tours Gives Us a Tour of the Other ...

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So…I just got dealt some huge irony. I got more Irony than Iron Man and Jeremy Irons. Heck, I got handed more irony than Jeremy Irons playing Iron Man while mining iron. This irony would make for it’s own song by Alanis Morissette. You see, I wrote this blog about Disney coming to Panama. And it was a huge success […]

Disney Panama – an Epic Fail of Panama Proportions

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So…it’s here. Lights are up. Trees are decorated. Festivities are upon us. Clearly, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Panama City. A few weeks ago I wrote about Disney coming to Panama for a Christmas Parade (oh, and here’s the route along with closures). The advertising for this event wasn’t well…advertised, but the back of the metro buses have […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in Panama

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Learning Spanish has been both fun and helpful. It’s great when you can actually communicate with locals, even when I thought the neighborhood kids wanted to eat my toilet. But what I like even better is using fun Latin American words and/or phrases similar to ones that I would use in English, like these 8 Latin American phrases (or words) […]

8 Latin American Phrases I Will Take With Me Wherever ...

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Hey kids, did you hear about Disney coming to Panama? So…as some of you know, Cheli and I just returned from a nine week house sit in Nicaragua (plus three fun nights of R&R at Gran Pacifica Resort). But on our return flight to Panama, Cheli was reading Copa’s Panorama magazine and noticed an article within – an article informing […]

Is Disney Coming to Panama? Apparently!

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Well…tomorrow we’ll be back in Panama, dudes! We’ve just concluded our epic border run after a nine week house sit in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua. But before we return, we get to enjoy some R&R because Cheli scored us a three night stay at Gran Pacifica Beach & Golf Resort on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. How you ask? I’ll tell you […]

Three Free Nights at Gran Pacifica Resort!

Well, as our house sit winds down here in Nicaragua we get to reflect on the time we had here. We had some tough times, like when Cheli got REALLY sick. And we had some fun times, like when I got covered in Chocolate sauce. Much like how I compared Canada to America to Panama, I decided I would do a quick […]

What Country is Better? Nicaragua or Panama?

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Well…PanamaDude has jumped the shark. This week, after three full seasons plus five episodes, I’ll be having my first guest post. But not just any guest post. This week my wife will discuss her recent visit to her first Latin American Hospital – the Granada Hospital in Nicaragua. It was a scary time for sure. We thought she just had food poisoning, […]

Canadian Visits a Latin American Hospital; Wants to Punch American ...