How to Buy the Perfect Panama Hat
Panama Hat - originated in Ecuador as Montecristi hats, named after the town where the Toquilla plant is grown. The leaves are dried and the fibers separated and used to make hats. The Spanish recognized the quality and exported them via Panama to Europe. Since they came from "Panama" they got the name Panama hats. Also the workers digging the Panama Canal used these light and very durable hats to protect themselves from the sun.

How to Buy the Perfect Panama Hat

How to Buy the Perfect Panama Hat (Travel Post Monthly) When you enter one of the hat factories in Cuenca, the array of styles and colors at different prices makes…

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Motorbikes…..Yikes!!!
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Motorbikes…..Yikes!!!

Motorbikes----Yikes! A sinister looking stranger---streaked with black dirt, smeared with black asphalt--- loomed over my sunbathing body on this Greek Island beach. He cast a shadow, forcing me to open…

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The Elusive Elephant

             “Come ‘ere! Come ‘ere!”         One of our tour companions waves excitedly. Points. We rush to where he’s standing. Hopeful.           “Right there! See them trees moving! Right there!”            Squint…

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