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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I have a book in pre-publishing hell called Bocas Time. It is about an adventure driving from Big Sur California to Bocas Del Toro Panama.
I ended up living in Bocas for four years, and the book lampoons it pretty well.
I now live in The United Arab Emirates. It is as far away from Panama, geographically, environmentally and culturally as is possible on this earth. I can say that even though I lived 250 miles above the Arctic circle for a year.
I am blogging my experience here. You can find my writing at
www.theothersideofthecoconut.wordpress.com
Please subscribe, I promise not to bore you.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Panama, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, the UAE. Topics? How to use a bidet.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Thailand
Other travel / language expertise?
Making border officials laugh to lighten up their day.

Forrest Walker's Blog

Bali: Paradise Buried

If Bali is on your bucket list, scratch it off. I’ll save you the long plane ride and the money to get there by telling you that the romantic, idyllic paradise you have in your mind about Bali has been buried under tourists, traffic and trash. Our introduction to Bali might have jaded us. I know it jaded…

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Posted on September 3, 2016 at 5:48pm

Planes I Have Flown on in 50 Years of Air Travel

I think I have remembered all the planes I have flown on since I started traveling in the 1960′s. That was tough. I started traveling as a child in the Midwest, then to South America, and then, well all over.



Douglass

DC3 North central



The first plane I remember flying on was  a North…

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Posted on May 8, 2016 at 3:32am — 1 Comment

Is Bhutan Shangri-La?

The Kingdom of Bhutan does not necessarily make it hard for a traveler to visit - it's just hard to get there. When I first started reading about traveling to Bhutan, I…

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Posted on October 25, 2015 at 7:33am

Westminster Abbey, Jewel of London

The most amazing  and beautiful building in all of London, Westminster Abbey!

An absolutely beautiful building with an astonishing history.

If you ever go to London, do the Abbey. Even if you are  just there for a day, do the Abbey. Photos are not allowed inside, but most of you have…

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Posted on September 21, 2014 at 6:00pm

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At 3:43am on February 8, 2012, Steven Jones said…

Hello Walker,

First of all thanks for hooking up and visiting my site

I saw your blog http://theothersideofthecoconut.com/

I would love to have a link on that Please give me you email id where i can send you the link details to be added on your blog.

Or you can send me a test mail on this

flightandroom@gmail.com

Waiting o hear you soon

Regards

Steven

At 10:54am on February 7, 2012, Steven Jones said…

Collate flight prices with www.flightandroom.com and get huge discounts on your bookings

At 8:23am on April 8, 2010, David Paul Appell said…
You seem like quite a character, my friend -- and I mean that as a total compliment! If you have any meaty travel-themed humor pieces, we'd we happy to consider them for our blog. Not to mention coverage of Panama, UAE, etc.

Have a good one!

DPA
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