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Posts Tagged ‘latinAmerica’

Yes, You Can Get Lost in the Amazon

I didn’t think I’d ever find my way out. The two children spoke a language I had never heard before. I tried Portuguese, and then used my hands in a clumsy version of charades. I even attempted to imitate a car on a road but their raised eyebrows hinted that they might have never seen either.…

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Making Sense of Panama City

Here’s what I knew about Panama City before visiting. I knew it had the world’s largest canal, built at a cost of up to 25,000 lives over more than three decades; that it was located on the narrowest isthmus in the Americas; that it used the US dollar but called it the Balboa; and that…

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