Monthly Archives: May 2015

Making Friends at the Indy 500

This is the second of three posts about my incredible time at this year’s Indy 500. Last time I told you about my once in a lifetime experiences in the garages, down pit row and on the starting grid before … Continue reading

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On the Grid at the Indy 500!!!

The Indy 500 is one of the most famous car races in the world, right up there with the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For a long time now, I’ve wanted to see … Continue reading

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A Stroll Through Old Panama City, Part II: Casco Viejo

Today is the final post in an unplanned series of features on all things Panama. Over the past week I’ve covered everything from my experience at/on the Panama Canal to why Ecuador’s most famous export is called the ‘Panama’ hat. … Continue reading

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Panama Hats Come From…?

It seems I’m unintentionally having a bit of a Panama week here on Jaspa’s Journal. On Wednesday, in the first of a two-part story about my recent visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Panama City, I described … Continue reading

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The Panama Canal

From the moment we booked our South America cruise, one of the things I was most excited about was sailing through the Panama Canal. My introduction to the canal, however, wasn’t aboard our ship. Instead it took place at visitor … Continue reading

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A Stroll Through Old Panama City, Part I: Panama Viejo

Over the last 500 years, there have actually been three incarnations of Panama City: the original settlement, Panama Viejo, its colonial replacement, Casco Viejo, and the thriving modern city. And in April, I was fortunate enough to visit all of … Continue reading

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Floods & Drought in Chile’s Elqui Valley

The Elqui Valley is a fertile jewel in the Chile’s arid north. It’s particularly famous for its grapes, be they destined for the table or to be made into wine or the local liquor, called Pisco. We arrived in La … Continue reading

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