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Sunday
Sep252016

The Colombia tour Experience for Christmas!

 As many people in Boquete like expats are lookin at Colombia as the new destination for a short trip or even to move for good. The reason is Colombia became so famous for the great experiences has to offer and how covenient is to flight over from Panama city to the makor cities like Bogota, Medellin and Cali.

Since I am Colombian and I am also so proud to live and be part of the amazing community of Boquete I decided to start a real customized tour to experience the best of some of the main cities or states in Colombia like Antioquia where is locate Medellin.

Medellin as many people unfortunately knows for the war cartel between Pablo Escobar back in the 80's and early 90's is also well know today for being one of the most modern cities in Latin America!

The transportation system, the civic people, the delicious food, the beautiful architecture, the cool places to visit and the commiment of the police to make sure you and your love ones have a wonderful time :)

It has being couple years that I have being trying to start doing this and give back something to my own people and promote my home country in the most positive way it's possible for everyone.

Other reason why Colombia is getting so famous is the currency! In colombia the currency is colombian pesos which right know is about $1 dollar is equal $3.000 at times which makes a lot of great value and every foreigner is not attached to pay taxes when you buy goods, so you will save 16% tax for every purshace you make of course in stores where the take credit card for example or formal businesses, not the ones on the street :) ( They don't charge it jeje )

I already did 2 trips this year and it was a blast let me tell ya! The last one on the flower festival that was this past August, we got to see why is called the flower city in Colombia.

Open parks, cool events, Orchids exhibicion, live concerts and much more!

This coming December we doing the Christmas light tour in Medellin and to make it more special, we are visiting couple amazing locations just few hours away from the city.

Los Andes and the town of Jardin! This trip we will start it leaving from Panama city on the 7th of December, we will be staying at the Acqua Express right at the best area of Poblado area, where you you will have access to several restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, bars and is very secure is well.

tne next day ont the 8th, we will be visiting the Botero park and the museum to learn about this famour artist tha made the Gorditas ( chubby people ) so famous and relates a lot of the Colombian history on his sculptures and paintings.

 

We will return to the hotel and wait until is getting a bit dark and by 5:00 pm we will head to the most beautiful locations to see the Christmas lights and the Candles light the people burn on this night celebrating the Holly Marie day, here in Panama Mother's Day.

In the Colombian culture, on the 8th we start the celebration and the ambiance of Christmas! Food stands, cultural events for kids and adults are available during the whole month but surely we will get the best of it!

 

The next morning on the 9th after breakfast we will leave the hotel and take the private transportation to the Finca Los Arrayanes but before on the way we will stop at the main square of the town Los Andes to take some pictures and why not, maybe to have a Tintico! ( little cup of coffee ) We will do a coffee in this particular farm which by the way this tour is included in the package. You will have access to a swimming pool, coffee trails for hiking, and just relax reading a book next to the River or by the pool.

The meals in this farm are 100% home made with fresh trout or other options depending your taste :)

The next day after we had enjoy a delicious breaskfats we will head up to the town of Jardin ( Garden ) this town doesn't need much to sell it self, as soon you arrive you will see what I am talking about!

The great colonial architecture and the gotic style church in the middle of the town invite everyone to just chill and sit wherever you feel like to take pictures, have a coffee, maybe a beer or why not couple shots of Aguardiente!! (spicy water ) jeje. one good thing about all this trip is that I will be side by side next to you to make sure you fully understand the culture and have a great time too!

After having a great day in Jardin and staying there for one night we will return to Medellin the following morning after breakfast without rush of course and have quite evening in Medellin or not if you decide to go out , not worries I got your back :) the next day on the 12th will be off so you can have some freedom and go for shopping or just relax but if you decide to do another activitie or to visit another place, just let me know I will make that happen for sure!

After those many days of great experiences we will be ready to flight back to Panama city on the 13th but hoping to take to another destination your next visit to Colombia!!!

This trip is not to miss and you will not regret it in your life!

I hope to hear from you :)

See you soon!!

Oscar,

 

Sunday
Sep252016

A normal morning in Boquete, Panama..

A typical mormning in Boquete can start in many ways..

To me starts grounding my own coffee and bowling water to have what many people cannot live without, yes Cafecito!!

Then, I open my back door in my appartment to see the most beautiful scenery of the Baru Volcano, yes I can see it from my back balcony in donwtown jeje, then I start to think what I have to do that day and made me realize how bless I am for the job I have! Some mornings I have to do a hike with awesome people or show them how one of the best coffees in the world is process in this artesanal coffee farm in the area of Jaramillo.

People sometimes when they move here have to take couple weeks to fit in the slow life style we have because the morning in Boquete can be just you sitting in your balcony watching the cluds and just be...

The simplicity of happiness sometimes is when you stay present without worring about what already happened or it's going to happen in your life.

 

Surely to me playing or making him breakfast for my almost 4 years old boy is one the best way to start my day in Boquete!!

Have a great day everyone :) 

 

 

Sunday
Sep252016

My first time Article..

I thought I could never write an article in my life just because maybe I was feeling unsecure to write well or even what to write at all.

My backgrounds are not from a fancy university or had a degree either but I surely have one thing on  my favor!

PASSION and EXPERINCE! And not just passion for my job but also for everything I do around me and all the great experiences life had teache me. That's why I am going to share it with all of you! For 10 years I have being in this journey learning new things like my second language English and let me tell you! WAS NOT EASY AT ALL!

I still rememeber the headaches trying to understand people working at my first job in Costa Rica in this Beautiful Hotel GAIA in Manuel Antonio, so I do understand how other foreginers feel when they come to Latin America and cannot even espress themselfs for simple things they need.

So I decided to do what I can do best! Help travelers and expats to see the best of both countries from all angles and help them to undertand the culture and why we are the way we are :)

To me it's so great when I can create a positive impact in someone's life or show something they had never seeing before, but also to learn from each other.

I curently live in Boquete, Panama and I am so happy to be here and have this home town for me and my son Phoenix, but also my hearth belongs to my beloved Cali, Colombia where my Daughter Valeria lives :)

I ahve to say how grateful I am for the job I have and even sometimes is not easy at all, it does fullfit me for sure!

My goal is to pass this to my two kids or at least teach them enough in life to make them a good human being in this world and so they will..

So besides the experiences I offer here in Panama now I started to do the same in my home country Colombia since I learned more people started feeling really good about going to visit but feel a bit afraid just because the past we had over 20 years ago and Panama still amazing people for the way how this country is form and the easiest to move back and forth from one  and other :)

 

Colombia and Panama are becoming a great combination of amazing experiences and diversal ways to see culture and be amaze by all the beauty this places and the people has to offer!

 PS: please forgive my grammar! English is my second language jeje :)

Please follow me on facebook and Intagram @muchogustopanama and @muchogustocolombia.

This is not a tour, it's a real experience!

 

 

Monday
Mar192012

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