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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 18 – Panama, Orlando Lozada’s farm

We spent the morning looking around the mainland town of Almirante, after taking a boat from Hotel Angela. Later after an hour on a bus we were given a lift through what seemed like miles of banana plantations, finally arriving...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 17 – Panama

A chance to relax and get a lie-in in Panama City before catching our afternoon flight to Bocas del Toro, the cacao production and heavy tourist region in the north west of the country. Our connection with Panama stared a coupl...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 16 – Venezuela reflections

By this morning we were more than ready to leave Venezuela. This leg of the trip had been very rewarding, for me at least, but also frustrating. Next time I’ll know more what to expect. I guess once you get used to the Ve...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 15 – Venezuela frustrations

Our last full day in Venezuela was full of flight frustrations and banking problems. We’d underestimated how many bolívars we’d need for some of our taxis, and once again I had to go through the painful proce...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 13 – Paria Peninsula, Venezuela

Today we head east to the Paria Peninsula to visit the Hacienda San José plantation, the source of beans for some of Domori’s finest chocolate, and also for many other chocolate makers. Our flight to Cumana was in ...
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