Central America

  • Travel Haiku for Boquete, Panama

    By Cliff on March 15, 2013
    Beautiful Boquete boasts a steady climate and changing populace. Coffee and tourism are Boquete’s two big industries. Together, they make the most interesting activity in town.
  • Coffee Finca Dos Jefes—Coffee & Food for Thought

    By Pasture Braised on March 13, 2013
    Coffee finca Dos Jefes: great views and better insight into coffee & the independent coffee finca The town of Boquete, Panama is a pretty notch in the equatorial coffee belt. For people who count coffee a daily staple, it’s an insanely important region. If you drink coffee, like the way it smells, are curious how it’s grown and roasted, and want […]
  • Sugar and Spice Boquete — Love, bread, and pastries baked fresh in Boquete, Panama

    By Pasture Braised on March 5, 2013
    Sugar and Spice Boquete brings fresh breads and Euro-American pastries to Panama’s highlands Sugar and Spice Boquete first crossed our radar at our hostel in David, Panama. Two new friends who had just come from Boquete weren’t talking about hiking or hot springs, they were waxing lyrical about Sugar and Spice Boquete. After 10 minutes of recounting every single bite of food they managed […]
  • Volcan Baru—a $90 Hike to Nowhere, Boquete, Panama

    By Natalie on February 28, 2013
    Volcan Baru: Panama’s highest point, our lowest hour Volcan Baru in Chirique province is the highest mountain in Panama, and a dormant (though potentially active) volcano. Its main claim to fame, however, is that from its summit hikers can look west to the Pacific and east to the Atlantic in a single pan-oceanic view. Sunrise atop Volcan Baru is said to […]
  • Travel Haiku for David, Panama

    By Natalie on February 27, 2013
    David, Panama, a town (Panama’s quote-end-quote second largest city) with more ants than happenings. Cliff highlights that even in a place with nothing to do there’s always something to eat. I counter that sometimes even that’s not wise.