Articles, Stories and Adventures


The Chorcha Animal sanctuary near David, Panama, allows visitors to intreract with Howler monkeys. If you are fortunate - one may even fall asleep in your arms.

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PANAMA'S OLDEST PICTURE? The Castillo petroglyph near Volcan is unique; the carving can be roughly dated with an actual event.

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NORIEGA'S SILVER BUS. How does a Greyhound bus end up on top of a mountain? History & mystery.

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http://www.james-c-spencer.com/noriegas-silver-bus.html


PANAMA'S LAST FREEDOM FIGHTER. Onofre Quintero, was a rare breed. Some would say a terrorist, others a freedom fighter. Against enormous odds he and a rag tag bunch took on the might of the Panamanian dictator.

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http://www.james-c-spencer.com/panamas-last-freedom-fighter.html


A journey down Chiriqui's MACHO de MONTE canyon, a true wonder beneath our feet. Don't even think of doing this in the rainy season.

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An article about the time I spent alone on a desert island off the cost of Panama. Being an adventurer can sometimes be risky- maybe even life-threatening.

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http://www.james-c-spencer.com/alone-on-a-desert-island.html


A poor boy born with a cleft palate, a young American girl with a generous father. A childhood friendship that ended in an embrace sixty years later.

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http://www.james-c-spencer.com/a-panama-story.html


A few miles west of the Costa Rican border are the PORTON CAVES. They have the usual stalagmites & stalagtites. A little hard to get to but worth the visit. However don't even attempt this in the rainy season for several reasons. CLICK on the link to read.

http://www.james-c-spencer.com/panama-porton-cave.html


Mysterious stone carvings in the Chiriqui village of Caldera. Some could be carvings of UFO's? Also talk of lost MAYAN temples.

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http://www.james-c-spencer.com/caldera-mysterys.html


Blair house, Puerto Armuelles, where John Wayne, Manuel Noriega and presidents sat and smoked and slept.

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http://www.james-c-spencer.com/blair-house-history-and-mystery.html