Limon Flower Festival

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Limon is perhaps the most picturesque community in The Republic of Panama, thanks to its stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountain ranges that include Panama’s first national park, Altos de Campana.

Around 90% of Limon’s residents share a common vocation: the cultivation of flowers, along with ornamental and medicinal plants. Once per year, the town’s people jointly prepare a joyous festival that showcases hundreds of varieties of flowers, plants and baby trees, along with music, dance, food and handicrafts.

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Retour à L'amour

Voir les points de vue 360 degrés à couper le souffle du Vida Lotus à Limon, Panama. Les photos sont mises à un morceau de musique appelé Retour à L’amour (Retorno al Amor) composée par Lucho Gonzalez, interprété par Michael Ducharme et enregistré à Ocean Records Canada, avec des remerciements particuliers à Daniel Victor.

Campana

Campana National Park

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Limon

Lotus Garden Ocean View

Limon Panorama
Limon Panorama

Windsor-Detroit

Detroit Skyline (viewed from Windsor)

View from Windsor Ontario
View from Windsor Ontario

Windsor-Detroit is the busiest border crossing in North America, thus Windsor is Canada’s primary gateway to the United States. In fact, Windsor was originally called South Detroit, as it lies on the South side of the Detroit River. The name “Detroit” comes from the French and literally means “of the straight” or “on the river”. Even with strict border controls, it seems impossible to separate these two cities, which function together like Yin and Yang as opposed to identical twins. Both cities have a prominent manufacturing sector, thanks to the invention of Henry Ford. Windsor factories produce a large portion of the parts for all three major Amercian brands of automobiles. Windsor is the home of the most successful casino in North America, and so many Detroiters enjoyed it that Detroit followed with three of its own casinos. Detroit certainly has the nicer skyline, which is ideally enjoyed from the Windsor side, hence the photo of our American counterpart is one of the most recognizable images for Windsorites.

View from Windsor Ontario
View from Windsor Ontario
View from Windsor Ontario
View from Windsor Ontario
View from Windsor Ontario
View from Windsor Ontario

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Kuna Yala

Kuna means “person” and Yala means “mountain” in the language that the kuna tribe calls dulegaya,  “our dialect”.

The Kuna People

The Kuna People have many valuable traditions, including an ancient healing system that has defied both cancer and heart disease. The Kuna’s natural medicine is called Tuleina. The Kuna word for ‘doctor’ or ‘healer’ is Nele. When addressing this person, Nele is used as name and title. The Kuna Tribe is matri-lineal, paying special respect to the woman. Meet Nele Lopez and her devoted husband Laurencio.

 

Kuna Yala

Kuna means “person” and Yala means “mountain” in the language that the kuna tribe calls dulegaya,  “our dialect”.

The Kuna People

The Kuna People have many valuable traditions, including an ancient healing system that has defied both cancer and heart disease. The Kuna’s natural medicine is called Tuleina. The Kuna word for ‘doctor’ or ‘healer’ is Nele. When addressing this person, Nele is used as name and title. The Kuna Tribe is matri-lineal, paying special respect to the woman. Meet Nele Lopez and her devoted husband Laurencio.