Living Third World Style


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Living Third World Style

  1. 1. Living Third World StyleFOR THE MOST part , I AM AN EASY man TO PLEASE. Produce nice warm weather and a box ofunique Ritz crackers and i am generally happy. When you bring monkeys into the picture, Im inheaven. Panama amazed me when I first got down right here however long ago. Compact country ofpanama City is pretty modern in that its lots of tall structures and a pretty durable banking center, butit is the men on horses and kerbside meat shacks simply outside the city, that read hilariously out-of-date. In a sense, this comparison , this juxtaposition of old and new , of tradition andcontemporariness is what keeps me on my toes.Because the us military occupied compact country of panama for so long, we now have way morechain dining places than most countries in Central America. We now have Quiznos, Burger King, andmy personal favorite, Wendys exactly where I can continue my ongoing french-fry research as towhether or not presently there really is a difference between the actual medium and biggie portions.Most of these fast-food joints will provide to your house, via small noisy motorbikes. You would thinkthis kind of service would nourish the countrys lazy, couch potato demographic but Panamanians, forthe most part , are not fat.Mistake: Arriving in compact country of panama in September with no rain jacket. The elements hereis hard to complain about though: regarding 80 year-round. The rainy season lasts a good 5 months,during which you can expect a torrential downpour every few days. Its during this season that Ivecome to experience new levels of rain , new intensities of rain that before I never knew been around.Just yesterday, for instance , it was raining so hard that this gushing rivulet of rainwater raised somekids perform truck--the kind with an orange body and yellow roof--and drifted it all the way down toVia Argentina.During rain storms, i come up with lyrics. Should you werent aware, im a bit of a underground rapartist, and occasionally , I like to use my articles as advertising vehicles for this talent. Here are a fewlines i threw together regarding Panama:"yeah I like to go out to seashoresLas Palmas, you know.Cheaters envy basically want to get grimey wit it down in CoronadoCoral lodge in San BlasAnd when I make it happen , I just sit back and chill."The safety standard here is pretty high, though it may be the occasional murder or robbery thatsimply jogs my memory of that all-too-cliché style of living within the third world. Ive been robbedand really , its not all that bad : In fact, I say if you cant beat em, sign up for em. To a lot of people ,living in a big city with petty criminal offense is a bad thing, but to me there could be absolutely nobetter place to practice some stealing of my own. I mainly do pick pocketing and I dabble in dog-napping. In the structure of criminals, pickpockets like me are like at the end , one above mail boxburglars and the guys who steal pies from windowsills.In all seriousness although , the cops tend to be pretty friendly and good to expats like myself. Its a
  2. 2. city though, and with city life you receive crime. Nothing is as well extreme, and to give you an idea,we feel more comfortable here than we do in wa D.C. Panama and nicaragua , has gotten aembarrassing rap for prostitution and some of that pertains to Panama too. A lot of men explore thatworld and though theyll by no means tell their companion , a fair amount be unfaithful on theirspouses. This is kinda like asking a mime who his favorite performer is: you know he has one, but hewill never tell you their own name.Theres a classic saying that goes something like this: give a guy a fish, he or she eats fish for eachday. Give a man an angling pole and he will catch tuna seafood that same day. The actual fishingdown heres really pretty spectacular , rivaling that of mexico. We have what is regarded as "the bestfishing lodge in the world" down within the Darien jungle. We also have what I consider to be the bestshortcut within the world--the Panama Canal--which is a little bit more than the usual tourist trap.Im sure theres some way they calculate standard of living and Im assuming its on a 100 stagescale. If thats the case, i would give Panama a 94. I love the fact that I can have a beautiful $100dinner atop a high-rise (the actual restaurant scene is off the hook) or a $2 mountain of meals at acafé. I love how I can be in meetings in the city in shiny structures with snappy night stands , then 2hours later on , be sitting in the actual San Blas caribbean archipelago with a 500 year-old tribe ofKunas. I love the actual infrastructure, which makes it simple to get to secluded seashores andmountainous areas in a breezy morning. In my opinion, Panamanians take great pleasure inpretending to be difficult. I love the people although because I think theyre unique: hard on theexterior but caring and sincere in the middle--similar to Junior mint candies.If youre scanning this , then youve probably used the time to read the whole article which I applaudyou on. I would recommend, however , that you do something more productive with your time : go tonight college or something. Oh, and when its your birthday celebration today, happy birthdaycelebration.Costa Rica marketing