A good blog, like a good man, is hard to find.
Fun, satirical, and the know on the art /music scene. A busy site; it takes a while to load sometimes. Rob has thoughts from current events: “the real estate boom pushed forward by Americans, Canadians and Europeans has kick-started a strong degree of social discomfort due to the notion that Panama is being sold piece by piece, fearing that there will come a time where Panama won’t be for Panamanians at all.” to tacos: “Legends of the Rock Cafe tacos curing illnesses such as depression, the flu, breast cancer and Parkinson’s have not yet been verified, but I can tell you for a fact that they sure as hell brush off a foul mood when you’re so mad you could scorch fire and eat babies.” Funny and relevant, Rob is at the top of the pack of the Panamanian bloggers. He also has organized such quirky activities as “the zombie walk” in Panama City.
The satirical, controversial favorite, this sight prides itself on taboo subjects, edgy opinions and great writing. Plus, it is the best name for a website. Ever.
Witty, sassy, salty and also knowledgeable, The Panama Report is filled with pictures and also humorous blogs totally in love with Panama: “Polished bankers in trendy Hugo Boss suits stand in lines along side indigenous Kuna Indians wearing traditional hand-made garb. It’s crazy! School children, taxi drivers, business men on lunch breaks side by side. From the first time I met my neighborhood, I could feel its heartbeat. It’s this thumping, rousing heartbeat and without any effort, I am somehow part of it.” The enthusiasm is infectious.
This sight is run by an American couple living in Boquete since 2006. Some of their blogs revisit the trials and tribulations of being an ex pat, a home owner and leaning Spanish in Panama. This blog might be highly useful to other older foreigners considering on moving to Panama, or ex pats that live here might find comfort in similar situations. There are loads of pictures and well-written articles and reviews.
What should #5 be? Suggestions?
|Written by Robin Dishner|
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Filed under: Reviews on March 26th, 2008