Articles about Armila, Panama
Meet the Indigenous Guna of Panama Through My Souvenirs!
The Guna Yala people have preserved many of their traditional crafts, which reveal a lot about their cultural traditions. I loaded up on these crafts while I lived there.
At Home in Armila, Panama: The River Side
See where I lived in Armila and get a feel for the currents of daily life along the river.
At Home in Armila, Panama: The Ocean Side
Explore the beaches, meet the amazing leatherback turtle, and learn about ecological problems facing the village.
At Home in Armila, Panama: The Jungle Side
Hot, humid, oppressive, the jungle was tough in some regards but so interesting and alive, it became my favorite place to hang out.
At Home in Armila, Panama: The Village
Take a tour through Armila ... see lots of huts, learn about its history, its kitty population, and nuggets of culture such as traditional medicines and the spiritual congress.
At Home in Armila, Panama: Leatherback Turtle Festival
Armila puts on a festival to celebrate and encourage children to protect the ancient leatherback turtle, which uses the beaches of Armila as a nesting ground. Learn about the turtles and attend the festivities with me.
Anachakuna and Other Day Trips from Armila
Some day trips we took to paradise beaches, another Guna village, and over the border into Colombia.
In Tuesday Tales
Portrait of the Wini-Maker's Hut
A glimpse into everyday family life in a bamboo hut in a Guna Yala village.