Travel Blogs from Volcan, Panama

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Corn on the Cob Fight to the Death, Volcán, Panama travel blog

Corn on the Cob Fight to the Death

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

  Once upon a late night venture to Romero's, we found corn on the cob!! But it was kinda wimpy... (surprisingly the produce departments here are almost non-existent) After teaching Bethy how to correctly tear open an ear of corn to check on its ...

February, Volcan, Panama travel blog

February

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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  Well this is certainly the warmest February I've ever experienced :)   We were supposed to wake up and head out for service at 8:15 this morning…buuuuuuuut Meredith is the only one who made it out. Rae and I ended up getting out ...

SURPRISE! This is Now Your Study!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

SURPRISE! This is Now Your Study!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

  One Sunday after meeting I was out in service with the only elder in our congregation, Juan Barerra, Meredith, Olympia, Pedro and Edward. All 6 of us crammed into Juan's tiny Toyota. That seems crazy and unsafe doesn't it? It was a big shocker ...

The Day of the Almojabano, Volcán, Panama travel blog

The Day of the Almojabano

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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  Today I rolled (almost literally) out of bed and into my skirt for the service meeting at 8:30am. YES. I said 8:30 0.o Fortunately it was in our living room, so at least we didnt have to walk far! It ended up just being Pablo, Isabel and us ...

Whats in a name..., Volcán, Panama travel blog

Whats in a name...

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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Today we met a young deaf boy (around 7 it looked like) and after introducing ourselves we found that he didn't know his own name... He even seemed confused about the idea of what a name was. After talking with his father we found out what his name was ...

soooo...the debit card situation, Volcán, Panama travel blog

soooo...the debit card situation

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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... I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO BE THROUGH SECURITY. Many tearful hysteric phone calls later I decided to forget my debit card until I had an address in Panama for my bank to send it to. So yes. Im in panama living off of pocket change and I STILL dont have an ...

Slaaaaaaaaaaackersss...., Volcan, Panama travel blog

Slaaaaaaaaaaackersss....

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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Oh goodness me. It's been almost a month! Aaaahhhhh were sorryyyyyyy!! Man our trip is almost half over! Ok so what were gonna do is just post a buncha pics with explanations in the titles :) Aaaand we will try to be better with the blog from here ...

alejandro the pineapple!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

alejandro the pineapple!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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... nbsp;         Anyways, we bought him for a buck at one of quite a few fruit stands here in Volcan. The stand was pretty much an open shack on the side of the road with a huge tree growing right through it! The stand ...

Coconuts!, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Coconuts!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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... So…no such thing as an address. Though I've heard some of the white brothers might have them. If you want to mail us something, the "address" is Name, Town, Province, Country, General Mail. Like so: (Our names) Volcan, Chiriqui, Panama Correo ...

Almojabanos!, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Almojabanos!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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...  Then because the Barreras family (Juan our only elder, Teresa his wife, Rebeca their daughter, and Juan their son) went to Panama City (they just call it Panama here), Rebeca asked Rae to study with Edilma (14 years old) at 2 today because they ...

soooooo the bus ride....., Volcán, Panama travel blog

soooooo the bus ride.....

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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  9 hours. 9 freaking ours. On two buses. Ugh.traveled clear across the country dude! But now we all kinda want to go back... REALLY BAD... cuz its stinkin cold outside!!! I want heat! Funniest memories from the bus? Well.... I wake up to ...

Fruit Love Cone!, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Fruit Love Cone!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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  That's the name of our brand new, second hand, kind of works, give or take 15 minutes, imported from Asia ALARM CLOCK! Got it from one of those walk-in, side-of-the-road, we-sell-bobby-pins-and-blankets-and-batteries-and-40-year-old-eyeshadow ...

Chillaaaaaxin x), Volcan, Panama travel blog

Chillaaaaaxin x)

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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2-12-12 sooo today was a really chill day! we just pretty much....woke up super early for meeting, left the house at 8, had aaawesome meeting, brother Juan Carlos from panamacity gave our talk about satans temptations...hohhh that was so good! really ...

And a Little Bit about Service..., Volcán, Panama travel blog

And a Little Bit about Service...

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

  Since everyone here already knows where all the deaf people are at, Deaf search is practically nonexistent. Its such a small town anyways (I seriously see the same 20 people every day) the initial search probably only took an hour or so! Because ...

superbowl sunday, Volcán, Panama travel blog

superbowl sunday

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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  Attention all you sunday meeting 10 o'clockers! BE ASHAMED. Right now. Our meeting is at 8:30 in the mooornin! Honestly. I dont know how I got out of bed. Especially since Gladyce made us THE MOST AMAZING TEA EVER! That completely knocked me out ...

Laundry, Wind, Water, and Garbage!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

Laundry, Wind, Water, and Garbage!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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... kinds of roads here: Actual paved road with a dashed yellow line down the middle (there are only two of those here in Volcan), a paved road with patches of new cement here and there, gravel/rock/boulder/glass road (quite entertaining if you chose to wear ...

Baman Piderman Color da picture!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

Baman Piderman Color da picture!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

  I have no clue why I havnt thought of this ingenious idea yet... but here the witnesses letter wright to the deaf! Such a great way to get your time in when its a blustery day out, or your sick, or you're under house arrest because the ngobe ...

civil unrest!!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

civil unrest!!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

  Civil Unrest! So we are currently trapped in the city of volcan with cut phone lines, briskly depleting gas and food, and no beer. But DONT PANIC! Its all gooood, we have shoes, we can walk! Riiiight? Ok, so the deal is that the government ...

Lost in the Jungle!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

Lost in the Jungle!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

... an old crusty cow pie about a foot away from my face. I didn't think too much about it at first... I mean we are in Panama... but then I started noticing more and more, all over the beach. After a bit of contemplating, and a few wide eyed gasping faces ...

Meeting at home!, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Meeting at home!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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... like I was biting my nails or something :) Then we sang the marriage song, 36 (that ones almost the same in LSP. Carlos from Panama City does the chorus xD) Pablo did the service meeting parts, another song, and that was that :) Lovely. LATER! Rae, ...

FREEZING!, Volcan, Panama travel blog

FREEZING!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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... )), his wife Teresa, and their daughter Rebeca and…..a son whose name I forget :) Apparently there are about 90 Deaf here in Volcan, and 40 of them study!!!!!! There are 5 Deaf publishers I believe, and 11 hearing.  We had a lovely time getting ...

Los Quetzales trail, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Los Quetzales trail

A travel blog entry by mlillie

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Wow. Robin and I hiked the trail from Cerra Punto (Volcan area) to Boquete in 4 hours and people told us it would maybe take us 6 hours. We had a good pace going for sure. It was an amazing weekend and an amazing hike. The city of Volcan is different than ...

The Earring Mishap, Volcán, Panama travel blog

The Earring Mishap

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

 Thanks to Bethy I've discovered that toe rings work marvelously for cartilage earrings! Super nifty and now I won't have to go through the incredibly nerve wracking experience getting piercings usually entail. (Oh dear lord the lady put the gun up ...

What an adventure!, Volcan, Panama travel blog

What an adventure!

A travel blog entry by bethynrae

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... sore xD that, or we're just horribly out of shape. hehe. anyways after that, we got some snacks, and hiked some moooore in volcan, to this awesome swimmy place martin has! ITS AMAZING! were going again on sunday so hopefully we'll have pix of it. but its ...

speaking of cheap beer...., Volcán, Panama travel blog

speaking of cheap beer....

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

  speaking of beer..... ya we bought a lot (but can u blame us?? 40 cents dude! And es muy delicioso!)..... hahahaha the sister gave rachel a really weird look as she walked down the store aisle with a beer in each hand hahaha ohhhh welll... ...

first meeting in volcan! (im living in a yearbook), Volcán, Panama travel blog

first meeting in volcan! (im living in a yearbook)

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

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... said that in the Chiriqui province (where we are right now) I guess its a COMPLETELY differently sign language than the one used back in Panama City with a different name and everything, but it looks to me to be the same... so I will have to do some more ...

first day in panama service!!!, Volcán, Panama travel blog

first day in panama service!!!

A travel blog entry by daynasaur

... that the study was not home WOW) I took my second cold shower today it was soooo cold! Especially since its isnt humid here (volcan) like it was in Panama City. It pretty much was, stick ur limb of choice into water, scrub as fast as u can, and then dive ...

Volcanos, Butterflies, Waterfalls and Pooping Oxen, Siripiqui, Volcan Poas, Amistad, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcanos, Butterflies, Waterfalls and Pooping Oxen

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... Joe, 2 of my favorite people here, came up to me in the internet café and told me that they were planning on going to El Volcan Poas the following day, which I have been wanting to see since I got here. So of course when they ask me to go the answer ...

Volcan vs Penonomé, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Volcan vs Penonomé

A travel blog entry by comeasyouare

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... ;ve seen firsthand signing so invigorating, touching and mind blowing… anything that falls short of that just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. That really scares me because I sense myself missing Panama already and I haven’t even left ...

Circuit Assembly & Meeting, Volcan, Panama travel blog

Circuit Assembly & Meeting

A travel blog entry by comeasyouare

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... an audible "Si" to the two questions they were presented. It's nice to see eveyones hard work overcoming the challenges in Panama, bear positive fruit. One diferance between Panama & Canada is while we may enjoy a sandwich for our noontime meal, they ...

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