Ivan Flores started the Volcan areas first newspaper in 2001. He has documented the dark and trying times that Panama has undergone in the past years. Today he struggles with kidney failure and has to undergo dialysis three times a week. Despite all this he still intends to restart his newspaper in the New Year. David Dell acknowledges that the majority of his articles and stories would not have been possible without the help of this remarkable man.
Panama's mister history
Las Nubes is a resort development high in the Shangri-La valley of Chiriqui. David and Lydia Dell spent one magical but rainy night there recently and this is the story. Chiriqui is fast becoming the number one choice for North American retirees, this story shows why you should check out the highlands before buying.
Chiriqui mountain high
The day David and Lydia laid their friend Spencer to rest they needed a change of location. They chose the resort of Las Olas near David. On an afternoon beach walk as they were consoling each other they were witness to a wonderful natural phenomema – an Olive Ridley turtle came ashore and laid over 100 eggs. The circle of life in the tropics has a strange mix, heart breaking loss one minute and amazing birth another.
Circle of life
We hope you enjoyed this issue of Your Panama Newsletter. Watch for the next issue in October, 2008.