Day 304 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 304 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Check out the Fair of the Colmón, Macaracas Photo: Zenaida Vasquez The Fair of the Colmón, Macaracas will be held from Saturday, November 11 to Monday, November 13, 2017. El Colmón is an area of forests located in La Villa San Agustín, La Colorada in the province of Los Santos. These beautiful natural landscapes have been legally protected as a forest reserve since 1918. The Colmón de Macaracas fair brings together significant participation of private and state institutions that contribute and comply to offer environmental protection and promote trade in the region. The event is a colorful scenario of delicious typical foods of the Santeña region , as

Day 303 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 303 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Enroll in a Culinary Class or Tour! Panama is becoming well known for it's corvina and cuisine as a result of the increasing popularity of culinary tours. Enroll and learn more about the Indigenous, Latin American and European culinary influence that permeates Panamanian food. You can choose a workshop and tour that fits your appetite and budget. Some of the options include cooking tours that mix fun adventures with healthy food, general or vegetarian cooking classes where you can learn about the anthropological, cultural and historic roots while preparing the food. Experienced Chef or beginner, a cooking class can improve your culinary artistic skil

Day 302 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 302 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Zoom Over the Water on Your Flyboard! The Flyboard or hoverboard (Remember Marty McFly in Back to the Future) is a platform you stand on which is connected by a long hose to a watercraft that supplies propulsion to drive the board into the air. It give the rider a sensation of flying! Water is forced under pressure to a pair boots with jet nozzles underneath to drive the rider up in the air. This is for all those adventurists who enjoy discovering a thrilling action sport!

Day 301 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 301 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Take a Mixology Workshop! On Monday October 30th you can be part of the "6 Flavors That Changed the World" distillate workshop held at at Saril Kitchen & Lounge at Hotel Le Meridien. This practical and effective experience will teach you how to make cocktails discovering the 6 distillates and flavors that changed the world in an entertaining, interactive, dynamic workshop full of color and flavors with ingredients of quality and 100% tasting experience. The workshop is put on by Cocktail Music Panama, an agency of creative cocktail, bar catering, and mixology founded in 2007 whose mission is to provide a personalized service to all its clients in vario

Day 300 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 300 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Take a Coffee Farm Tour! Some of the best coffee in the world is produced in Panama! The proof is in the beans as the world's largest and most important coffee trade association,The Specialty Coffee Association of America, has selected some of Panama's coffee the best in the world! Don't you think you should find out what the 'buzz' is all about? Take advantage of the unique opportunity to go on a complete coffee tour with several of the world's best coffee producers. Learn how the process works from planting and caring for the coffee plant, picking, processing and roasting, all the way to that 'ahh' as you taste the final product brewed in front

Day 299 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 299 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Enjoy the Elephant Grass! Driving along the PanAmerican Highway you can see what looks like cream feathers swaying in the breeze. This is Elephant Grass or Canal Grass. The scientific name for Asian Elephant Grass is Saccharum spontaneum. "The first mention of Elephant Grass in Panama was in 1928 as part of a US Department of Agriculture collection. It is uncertain whether it was also “imported” from a passing ship or if the old U.S. Panama Canal administration brought the grass in as an experiment in controlling erosion", according to PlayCommunity.com. As beautiful as it is, Elephant Grass is an invasive species that spreads rapidly and has destruct

Day 298 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 298 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Get the Most Recent Traffic Updates! Don't get caught unaware of what is happening on the roads in Panama. With traficopanama as your information center you can get updates on road accidents, slowdowns and weather conditions in Panama City and at a national level. ~ Panama traffic real time! Receive the info from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or WhatsAp @TraficoCPanama WhatsApp +507 6265-7606.

Day 297 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 297 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Glide around at Skateworld Panama! Tired of doing the same old thing in Panama? Here is an option you can enjoy with your family and friends. Relive a popular pastime in history at Skateworld Panama - the only professional indoor roller skating rink in the city! Located in Panama City Brisas del Golf Premier Plaza. There are day and time options for children's and adult skating with experienced professionals on site. Roller skating helps your physical and mental well being. It is good for circulation, improves your strength and physical endurance while reducing stress and much more. Bring your family and friends and give it a whirl!

Day 296 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 296 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Try Culantro in Your Meals! Culantro is a common ingredient in Panamanian food. However, it is not an alternate spelling of cilantro which is a common mistake made when shopping. Although, spelled similarly, they are not the same plants even though they are both used for cooking and have a similar aroma and flavor. Culantro has long, serrated leaves and looks a bit like long-leafed lettuce. It is similar to parsley and believed to have originated in the Mediterranean and was brought to the Americas during colonization. It has become an integral part of Latin American and Caribbean dishes. Culantro is often added during cooking because it has a very s

Day 295 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 295 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Dance til Dawn with WISIN & BAD BUNNY! Enjoy the best unprecedented Halloween Party in Panama with WISIN + BAD BUNNY, together for the first time in Panama on October 28 at the Amador Convention Center. Juan Luis Morera Luna, the Puerto Rican singer, composer,producer and entrepreneur, better known as Wisin, will be singing all his greatest reggeaton hits. Sing along with the urban music icon "Vacations", "Escápate Conmigo" and much more of their hits. The so-called King of Trap will also be present with his Krippy Kush and all his hits - the rapper and Puerto Rican composer of trap, rap and hip-hop in Spanish! The opening act is Panama's 'only madman'

October is Breast and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Encourage the special people in your life to get to get screened!

Day 294 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 294 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. See the Musical "CATS" for Charity! The Musical: CATS, is presented by Gina Cochez and Beatriz Gonzáles to aid the Casita de Mausi Foundation. It will feature the musical production by José “Pepe” Casis, choreography by Carlos Díaz and a great cast: Diana Durán as Grizabella, Luis Arteaga, Luis Rossman, Angel Cárdenas, Carlos Jaén, Ricardo Moreno, Maria C. Triana and Iván Herazo. Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber from the collection of poems by T. S. Eliot Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The show tells the tale of the tiger cats the night they take “the jelical election” and decide which of them will be reborn in a new existence. T

Day 293 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 293 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Have Fun at the Pedasi Street Art Festival! The Street Art Festival Pedasí is taking place October 25-29th. During these 5 days 12 artists will be painting beautiful murals around the park of Pedasí. Every day after 5 pm there will be happenings and performances in the park including drinks and food .The last day, October 29th from 9-2pm there will be an art fair at the park where the artists and others will sell their work. This is a non-profit asociación and the objective is to beautify Pedasí for the benefit of all Pedasí !

Day 292 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 292 of 365 Thing To Do in Panama. Party at the Malibu Surf Shop! You are invited to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Malibu Surf Shop on October 21 at the entrance of Gorgona - starting at 3pm. Come enjoy live music, food, discounts on products, Acro Yoga, Arts, and much more!

Day 291 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 291 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Discover Street Art! Photo by Bob Jensen Art is all around to be admired, it can be found in nature, people and sometimes on walls. Panama is full of artistic surprises and you don't have to search hard to find them. Street Art or Graffiti, can be seen at the beach, in the cities and in the mountains. Graffiti is defined as writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched or painted illicitly on a surface or wall and is often be viewed by the public. It dates back to ancient times and can be simple words to elaborate paintings. Today artistic expression is based upon spray paint and graffiti styles. Creative and personal it may express p

Day 290 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 290 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Experience Festival del Cristo Negro! Festival del Cristo Negro (Black Christ Festival) takes place on October 21st in the town of Portobelo. This has turned into one of the most important religious traditions in Panama. Portobelo is the primary destination for those who make the annual pilgrimage to pay penance and perform acts of devotion. Many wear purple robes walking from far places, some carry a heavy cross in penitence and others arrive on their knees to the Church of San Felipe, home to a wooden statue of the Black Christ. A special mass is called and later men parade the statue of the Black Christ around the town of Portobelo, this can last

Day 289 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 289 of 365 Things To do in Panama. Prepare and Eat Pulpo! Octopus or pulpo can be an intimidating ingredient to work with but is delightful when cooked properly. In spite of its appearance, this seafood delicacy is fairly simple to cook. Slow cooking methods are the best and involve slowly cooking the meat until it becomes tender. Avoid rapidly cooking methods as they tend to create octopus that is tough and chewy. In Panama pulpo is prepared in a number of different ways, boiled, grilled, poached, etc. It can be found in ceviche, summer salads and don 't forget to try one of the most popular dishes, Pulpo al ajillo or garlic octopus! Enjoy!

Day 288 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 288 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Participate in Global Handwashing Day! Today is Global Handwashing Day - a universal day dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness about the importance of handwashing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. The campaign was to started to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. The day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing, and is celebrated with events, campaigns and handwashing programs around the world. This year's theme is 'Our Hands, Our Future', reminding us that handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as

Day 287 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 287 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Celebrate Oktoberfest in Boquete! The 1st Annual Boquete Oktoberfest takes place October 14th at the Boquete Fairgrounds. Come enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest experience, similar to that held in Munich, featuring great music, good German food and sweets, along with lots of artisanal beer. There will be live music by The Adam Reach Band, Hashtag and Me3. This unique event in Panama goes from noon until midnight and is sponsored by the Association of Community Charity of Boquete-ACCB and the Rotary Club of Boquete. The funds from this charitable event will support community projects of health, education,community safety and youth programs, Boquete's

Day 286 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 286 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Get Freaked Out at Adventure Land! Adventure Land, a fun recreation park, has planned activities for Halloween! Bring your friends and family and enjoy all the creepy surprises that Adventure Land has in store. Your options are; The Freak Show Haunted House for kids ages 14 and up - This is not a simple haunted house, this is The Freak Show, a circus of terror with beings that will give you the most chilling experience of your life. Discover 6 stories, 6 characters and try to escape without ending up being one of them. Entrance to the Laser Arena Zombie Apocalypse For kids ages 12 and up - The Zombie Apocalypse takes over the Laser Arena for the first

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