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Adventures in Panamaland - A Pictorial Pause (2)

Hola amigos! We're often on the go here in Panama, driving one way or the other on the Pan Americana Highway to small towns to shop, have dinner, do some sightseeing and so on. The other day I even got my hair cut about 15 kilometres down the highway in Coronado - $8.65! When we drive I'm usually in the shotgun seat, so I take lots of pictures...of signs...sometimes with scantily clad women...

OK, that last one wasn't at the edge of the road. But it's one of my favourite spots...the edge of the ocean. My month in Panama's quickly drawing to a close. Be sure to check out my last instalment of my Adventures in Panamaland this Tuesday.


Boom Boom Larew said…
I'm guessing they don't have a lot of billboards with scantily clothed young ladies in Canada...

Enjoy your last few days!
Leeuna said…
Thanks for taking us all along with you on your fantastic vacation, Dufe. All that sunshine and sandy beach is just what I needed to combat the winter here. Enjoy the rest of your stay. Oh, and take lots more photos.
Nicky said…
I like the Jesús es el señor. I think you should put that accent of the U's in Dúfús. After a month in Panama, you should be a little more latino, dontchya think?
nonamedufus said…
Boom Boom: Certainly not as many as they do here. The billboards here are mostly selling a lifestyle and are associated with resorts and hotels. It's quite scenic actually!
nonamedufus said…
Leeuna: Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed my little tour. I know I certainly have. More photos? I've already taken close to 800! The canal, Panama City, the billboards, the beach, the resort, the villages, the people - no shortage of subjects.
00dozo said…
So much for the beach bar.

Soak up all the warmth you can with your few days left - February is just around the corner.
nonamedufus said…
Nickt: Si. Buenos nachos!
nonamedufus said…
00dozo: I'll soon be saying adios to the beach bar. A week in Orlando with temperatures in the low 20s C will help slide me into the minus teens back least I'm thinking so.
Venom said…
Not sure if billboard pictures of scantily clad women count as naughty...
Quirkyloon said…
Where are the scantily clad women? Yeesh, you see more of Snooki in the first two minutes of Jersey Shore!

hee hee hee

Kidding! Actually, I'm not, but I do see you have a keen eye for the broads, erm, I mean board ladies.

nonamedufus said…
Venom: Oh no, not naughty. Just interesting.
nonamedufus said…
Quirks: You've come up with a new name for billboard ladies,,,billbroads. Love it.

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