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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #120 on: February 16, 2018, 09:14:55 AM »
Wow, this is great.

But I'm not sure they really understand Jews. On the one hand, half of the conversation is about food, which is good. On the other hand, they say "When we have kosher visitors we only do group tours with other kosher visitors so you feel more comfortable." Do that not know that the last thing a Jew on vacation wants to see is another Jew ;D?
Yea, they probably don't get that.
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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #121 on: February 16, 2018, 09:53:11 AM »
Just came back und used soray and was super happy. We had a amazing time and alot of the pictures (with 6 boys) are mine
There is a new restaurant aria right across the street of the sortis, probably our favourite in panama
we Did san blas for 2 days as well
Did you overnight in San Blas?  If so, what was that like?

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #122 on: February 16, 2018, 11:44:48 AM »
Did you overnight in San Blas?  If so, what was that like?

+1 Id love to hear about doing that with all your kids. My kids really want to when we return but I was nervous. Did you even have electricity? Sorhay, gave you a cooler for all your stuff for two days?  Maybe, Id bring one of those porta-grill.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #123 on: February 16, 2018, 12:48:36 PM »
+1 Id love to hear about doing that with all your kids. My kids really want to when we return but I was nervous. Did you even have electricity? Sorhay, gave you a cooler for all your stuff for two days?  Maybe, Id bring one of those porta-grill.

When we were there in July, we met a small group of frum people from Panama that were overnighting in San Blas.  Noticed a talis/tefilin bag and started shmoozing with one of them... they had tents and brought a cooler of food... definitely doable but you have to be comfortable with the primitive conditions...

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #124 on: February 20, 2018, 05:27:10 PM »
Wow, this is great.

But I'm not sure they really understand Jews. On the one hand, half of the conversation is about food, which is good. On the other hand, they say "When we have kosher visitors we only do group tours with other kosher visitors so you feel more comfortable." Do that not know that the last thing a Jew on vacation wants to see is another Jew ;D?

That IS funny and SO true! I think what she is trying to say is "you don't have to worry about us mixing up your kosher food and we know you don't like to swim around lots of strangers" although I should probably explain to her that as much as I hated when the tour group walked up when we were swimming in the waterfall it would have been way weirder to have them be frum people!  She took my friends to Los Portobellos and my friend posted on Facebook her shock at two other frum families being on the beach with another guide and although I know my friend would never mean anything badly toward another person, the look on her face was utter horror! :P

When we were there in July, we met a small group of frum people from Panama that were overnighting in San Blas.  Noticed a talis/tefilin bag and started shmoozing with one of them... they had tents and brought a cooler of food... definitely doable but you have to be comfortable with the primitive conditions...

Yeah, that kind of travel is not for me...I need Air Conditioning...LOL...hence, I also can't go to @Something Fishy's awesome private island.  I'm leaning more and more toward sending my older kids to San Blas with their adventurous Grandparent (yep, same person that dragged me all over the world as a kid and traumatized me so that now I need a little luxury, but hey it's good for kids).   ;D

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2018, 06:39:27 AM »

Yeah, that kind of travel is not for me...I need Air Conditioning...LOL...hence, I also can't go to @Something Fishy's awesome private island.  I'm leaning more and more toward sending my older kids to San Blas with their adventurous Grandparent (yep, same person that dragged me all over the world as a kid and traumatized me so that now I need a little luxury, but hey it's good for kids).   ;D


Definitely send the kids. It's incredible. Or do a day trip? You don't get the utter overnight quiet but you see a lot!

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #126 on: February 23, 2018, 12:39:56 PM »
Definitely send the kids. It's incredible. Or do a day trip? You don't get the utter overnight quiet but you see a lot!

Thanks for the insight, yeah it'll most likely be just a day trip and I'll stay home with the littlest, that I don't think can handle that long and windy drive there and back in one day.

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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #127 on: March 14, 2018, 04:04:52 PM »
Wow, what an amazing TR!! I think Panama just moved to #1 on my list for next trip!
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Re: Panama TR- a Hidden Family Gem (w/AWESOME restaurants)!
« Reply #128 on: March 21, 2018, 03:21:12 PM »
Wow, what an amazing TR!! I think Panama just moved to #1 on my list for next trip!

Thanks!  I hope you go and have a blast!