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1: MOVING TO PANAMA | ADVENTURE
2: GETTING SETTLED IN | AUGUST
3: BALBOA UNION CHURCH
4: AMADOR CAUSWAY | REFRESHING
5: Rented bikes and toured the causeway
6: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute held some BEAUTIFUL treasures!
8: China Town with Carolyn
9: METROPOLITAN NATIONAL PARK | SEPTEMBER
10: FOOD FESTIVAL AND MERCADO DE MARISCOS | YUM!
11: Mi Pueblito and Afro-Antillian Museum
12: SEPTEMBER 22 The ADECOP track meet Josh ran 1000 meters (2 1/2 laps) in about 3:30 At Rommel Fernandez Stadium
15: HIKING UP CERRO ANCON WITH EPA STUDENTS
16: AT THE START of the Rattanakosin or Bangkok period in the late eighteenth century, when the capital was finally settled at Bangkok, an elephant kraal was established in Krabi by order of Chao Phraya Nakorn (Noi), the governor of Nakhon Si Thammarat, which was by then a part of the Thai Kingdom. He sent his vizier, the Phra Palad, to oversee this task, which was to ensure a regular supply of elephants for the larger town. So many followers emigrated in the steps of the Phra Palad that soon Krabi had a large community in three different boroughs: Pakasai, Khlong Pon, and Pak Lao. x | In 1872, King Chulalongkorn graciously elevated these to town status, called Krabi, a word that preserves in its meaning the monkey symbolism of the old standard. The town's first governor was Luang Thep Sena, though it continued a while as a dependency of Nakhon Si Thammarat. This was changed in 1875, when Krabi was raised to a fourth-level town in the old system of Thai government. Administrators then reported directly to the central government in Bangkok, and Krabi's history as a unique entity separated from the other provinces, had begun.
17: GORGONA BEACH | OCTOBER
18: We spent a relaxing weekend!
20: We met President Martinelli!
21: RECEPTION FOR THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF SPAIN: OCTOBER 3RD
22: COLOR RUN MIAMI | OCTOBER 21
24: BIRTHDAY PARTIES WITH NEW FRIENDS!
25: Feliz Cumpleaños, Carlos, Candy, and Martina!
26: Happy Halloween, EPA!
27: Avenida Central and Plaza | Panama Museum of History in Casco Viejo | NOVEMBER
29: THANKSGIVING | MES DE LA PATRIA | OUT WITH CESAR AND MARTINA | SARAH'S BIRTHDAY
31: BEGINNING OF DRY SEASON | DECEMBER
32: Celebrities, parades, and outings with friends.
33: Summit National Park
34: Back to Metropolitan National Park with EPA
35: SLOTHS AND MONKEYS AND SPIDERS, OH MY!
39: TOBOGA ISLAND: A ONE HOUR FERRY RIDE FROM THE CITY
41: CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS?