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Stephen Fry in Central America

Stephen Fry travels through Central America in ITV's new 4 part series. He journeys overland from northern Mexico down to the Colombian border in Panama, learning about the people, places wildlife and history of the Central American isthmus. In the first episode, Stephen begins his journey at the bo... Read more»

Posted in: News
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Jonny in Panama

Is there more to Panama than the Canal? Jonny finds out. "So what do you know about Panama?" asked Gus, my guide, as we drove from the airport into Panama City. I paused, racking my brains for names of famous Panamanian dignitaries, historical figures or at worst, footballers, but none came to mind... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Panama Handbook

Published by Footprint Travel Guides this is an extensive guidebook full of useful information, hotel and restaurant suggestions, details on getting around and maps. There is also a useful section on which areas to visit if you have 1, 2, 3 weeks or more. Probably the best guide book for mid-high en... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books
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The Cloud Garden by Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Winder

The true story of Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Winder and the former's enthusiasm for orchids. Having met in Central America and headed to the infamous Darien Gap, on the border of Panama and Colombia, they were kidnapped by FARC guerrillas and held captive for 9 months. Read more»

Posted in: Novels
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Spring Newsletter March 2012

Welcome to a spring update from Last Frontiers: our 20th newsletter for our 20th anniversary! In this issue: | Canyons and coasts - Sue and Ed in Brazil | Culture and Caribbean - Claire in Guatemala and Belize | Beyond the Canal - Oli in Panama | Galapagos update | Last Frontiers in the press | New... Read more»

Posted in: News, Newsletters
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Panama recipe: Charlie's Ceviche

Ceviche is nowadays a popular international dish prepared in a variety of ways throughout the Americas. The dish originates from Peru and is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers. The greatest variety of ceviches are fo... Read more»

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Jill explores beaches and jungles of Central America

I travelled through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama on a wonderful trip that combined adventure and stunning scenery with luxurious hotels and gourmet dining experiences. Costa Rica is an impressive country for wildlife, and my first stop was the Osa Peninsula in the south. Staying in Lapa Rios lod... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Viva South America - Oliver Balch

This is a very readable journey through South America, with each chapter looking at a different country in relation to a specific theme. For example, Chile is examined through the eyes of women and Bolivia from the perspective of the poor. The author's commentary on Colombia is particularly hard-hit... Read more»

Posted in: Travel books

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