Posted by: syorkestern | December 23, 2012

God Jul – Merry Christmas

This last week our social calender has been really full. We have been with friends to see a movie, we have been playing cards with Ninita, we met Adrian Lang and Camilla in Casco Viejo for sightseeing and drinks. The latter two showed up in Panama City without much prewarning and we had a good time with them. By chance we had on Friday booked ourselves on a little jungle trip to visit the Embera tribe who lives on the Chagres River, which they could join!

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A bus took us from the Causeway up to a lake where the Embera Indians picked us up in large narrow dugouts with 30HP outbords. The trip soon took us up far into the Chagres River. At one point it was unclear if we were going to make it up the river that day, because of the masses of water flowing down from recent rains. The river was 15ft higher than usual and brought a good deal of trees down which we had to avoid.

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The day was spent in the village, seeing the Medicine mans plantation of medicinal plants, looking at and buying handmade crafts, eating lunch and seeing the dance show. And the highlight: The village had a tame otter which played with the dogs. It was called Gato (meaning cat in Spanish?!) and was hilarious.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Martin and Filippa

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  1. God jul på er med och Gott nytt år!!


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