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Hold On To Your Hat

The Panama Hat is not from Panama. It’s from Ecuador. There is a hat that is worn by Panamanians – particularly in the countryside (el interior). It is called the Sombrero Pintao. Pintao is pintado (painted). Dropping d’s is quite colloquial. Dropping hats – not so much.
19
Jan
2016
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Navigating Intersections In Panama City

I have always been struck by the fluid lane-changes and cultural mash-ups that are part of day-to-day life in Panama, but never more so than on this year’s trip—one of at least twenty that I have taken since meeting my Panamanian husband in New York over thirty years ago. Over time, Panama City has become...
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