BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 3

BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 3

Featured image: A Panama cross-branded tree frog we found while frogging in a creek on our very last night of group field work in El Valle. Last night at about 10:30 we finished our final field work as a group for the whole semester! It’s surprising how quickly the time has gone, especially in the last few weeks. Since our last stay in Panama City, where we finished up our Spanish classes, we have been out traveling the country again,…

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BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 2

BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 2

Featured image: The tilapia pond and the finca. I’m sitting on a mossy rock in Costa Rica on the shore of my host father’s tilapia pond. Eli, another SIT student, and Eduardo, a member of the indigenous Ngobe people, are both fishing for our lunch with worms we dug from the earth and fishing line with no poles. Right now we’re in La Argentina, Costa Rica, and our group is split up amongst a few of the subsistence farms, or…

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BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 1

BEN GREGORY | BARRIGÓN, PANAMA | POST 1

Featured image: A rufous-tailed hummingbird I took a picture of our one free day so far. A Meditation on Panama, Life, and the Distant Future I’m writing this by the light of my headlamp in the rural mountain community of Barrigón, Panama. There was power last night—but not tonight. “No hay luz,” my new seven-year old neighbor told me when I got back from classes at the nearby El Cope National Park. Travel abroad is intended to push you out…

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