Big Fish

Patrons came from every corner of Panama to Bocas for the 50th Celebration of Feria del Mar.  Early on Saturday, September 15, 2012, the annual Feria Fishing Tournament ensued. Many competitors began but by the end of nearly 10…

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The Breeze Please – October 2012

Here is Nana Machado, visiting Bocas from Brazil. She poses with the August issue of The Breeze while snorkeling before beginning another day of a working internship as a dive master. If you’d like to dive with Nana or…

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Note from the Editor – September 2012

Well, I have to say, the first month was certainly challenging. However, my second month of publishing has not been any less complicated. Thanks to my advertising manager, Angie Whittemore, and her tireless efforts it is finally official; The…

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Learning Spanish as a Foreign Resident

– ¿Me podría regalar un vaso de agua? – If you were to literally translate this phrase into English, the end result would be a bit peculiar to not say odd. But this request expressed in this particular manner…

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Worth the Wait

Worth Spencer, 60, is from the coastal community of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina (USA). He has spent the majority of his life building sailboats. Though he still enjoys this occupation, he now has his own line of custom artwork…

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Local Dive Shops Make History

Coral spawning (coral reproduction) occurs only once yearly and is one of the ocean’s greatest mysteries. Renowned coral reef biologist Nancy Knowlton was recently appointed to the Smithsonian’s Sant Chair for Marine Science. She will lead the Institution’s effort…

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The Restaurante Yarisnori Story

“Do you sell food here?” was the question on everybody’s mind as a group of ornithologists (bird scientists) devoured the delicious food Juany had prepared for her daughter Yarisbel’s birthday. There was arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), crabmeat…

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The Breeze Please – September 2012

Kayley Russell is a frequent traveler to Bocas del Toro. Here she is in front of the CN Tower in her hometown of Toronto Canada. If you have taken The Bocas Breeze with you, please send a picture to…

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