New Flights to Panama

August 04 2010

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Thanks to Ursula from Panama Travel Group, we’ve received some exciting updates about new direct flights to Panama.

Madrid – Panama Airline: Iberia. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting October 1, 2010
Frankfurt – Panama Airline: Lufthansa. Departure dates to be determined. Starting November 1
Panama – Japan – Salomon Shamah, administrator of the Panama Tourism Authority, is visiting Japan with a Copa Airlines rep to submit a business plan to the directors of All Nippon Airways (ANA). If this goes forward, an air link would be established in 2011.
Panama – Amsterdam– Air France-KLM plan to increase their weekly flights on this route in November, possibly up to seven a week.

(Sloth designed by David Shenoda, featured on shirt.woot.com)

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Boquete Garden Inn ~ Your Home Away from Home

June 17 2010

Panama homes birdwatching Boquete

A dedicated member of Boquete Garden Inn’s feathered clean-up crew (specialty: muffin crumbs), this little lady decided to build her nest next to our reception area, cutting her commute time in half.

She is currently on maternity leave, but look for her to return in early July.

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Hibiscus

May 10 2010

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Grounds

May 09 2010

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Pink Flowers

April 10 2010

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Back Garden

April 10 2010

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Couple with Champagne

April 10 2010

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Passerini’s Tanager

March 03 2010

What a handsome fellow! A regular visitor to Boquete Garden Inn’s Breakfast with the Birds.
Passerini's Tanager Boquete Panama bird

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Cuckoo for Boquete Garden Inn?

February 05 2010

We’ve been hearing the call of the Squirrel Cuckoo for over a year now, but this is the first time we’ve been able to catch one in a photo. J is still trying to get a great shot of him…but this cuckoo is coy!
Squirrel Cuckoo Boquete Panama

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November Holidays in Panama

October 30 2009

November is holiday-heavy in Panama. Great if you live and work here, but potentially disruptive if you are not prepared. Keep these dates handy if you plan to visit.

Monday, November 2: All Souls Day (Day of the Dead). No loud music, no alcohol sales. Banks open.
Tuesday, November 3: Celebration of the Separation of Panama from Colombia.
Wednesday, November 4: Flag Day (Dia de la Bandera).
Thursday, November 5: Colon Day (the city, not the organ).
Tuesday, November 10: Celebration of the Uprising in Los Santos. Los Santos declared independence from Spain first, prompting Panama City to act and declare formal separation on….
November 28, Saturday: Celebration of Panama’s Independence from Spain.

On November 3, 4, 5, 10 and 28: Banks and public and private offices closed. Grocery stores open. Roads may be blocked for parades–keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

 

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