Friday, April 26, 2013

The Real Panama


Panama displays a rich array of cultures and influences but for me, the indigenous people represent the real Panama. I journeyed to an Embera Indian village tucked into the Panamanian rainforest and that was the most memorable experience of my trip. The Embera are also called Choco` and are warm, inviting people. This photo of an Embera girl overlooking her village is my favorite photo from my visit because it shows the beauty of both the landscape and the people.

15 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Such a beautiful shot :) I would love to go to Panama - but I don't know much about it except for the canal.

Fly Girl said...

Rachel,
Thanks. I'll be posting a little more about Panama's culture besides the canal.

Catherine said...

This is indeed a very evocative and beautiful photograph...looking forward to more Panama posts...

Fly Girl said...

Catherine,
Thanks! More post are coming soon.

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

Beautiful shot, Rosalind. Looking forward to more...

A Cuban In London said...

This country and Costa Rica are two American lands I have to visit some day. You are so lucky.

Greetings from London.

Fly Girl said...

Andrew,
Thanks! More to come.
Cubano, you are more lucky to have been born in Cuba.

Beauty Is Diverse said...
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Beauty Is Diverse said...

Love the top she is wearing.

Fly Girl said...

Tiffany,
Great hearing from you! The Embera make there own clothes but the women typically go topless. The beaded bodice was recently added to wear when visitors come to their villages.

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Lyndsay said...

I love the view and the costume too, she looks gorgeous on those. :)

Fly Girl said...

Lyndsay,
The dress is what the Embera where when they have visitors, usually the women are topless.

Joe Q said...

Panama is an excellent place to Visit, besides Embera Tribe there is Kuna Yalas, Kuna´s territory is in San Blas which is an Amazing and Beautiful group of Islands in Panama

Fly Girl said...

Joe,
I've heard about the Kuna's, thanks for the info and visiting. I hope to return to Panama and check out San Blas!