El Carnaval Panameño

What is Carnaval? Carnaval is the four-day traditional celebration that takes place immediately before Christian Lent (which starts on Ash Wednesday), and is celebrated each year from Friday night through the morning of Ash Wednesday in February or March of each year. Each year a massive budget is spent on elaborate floats and costumes, water trucks, and security. People save up money, pawn…

Supermarket Runs

Supermarket runs There are several supermarkets in the area, ranging from minisupers to megastores. The best shopping is done in Chitre (1.5 hours away) with a variety of fresh produce available. But there are ways to get groceries more locally. Meats -> for variety: Poll Mart (Chitre), for cheapess: Xtra (Chitre) Veggies -> for organics: Azuero Organic (Playa Venao), for variety: Riba Smith (Chitre),…