Articles about Armila, Panama
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.
See where I lived in Armila and get a feel for the currents of daily life along the river.
Explore the beaches, meet the amazing leatherback turtle, and learn about ecological problems facing the village.
Hot, humid, oppressive, the jungle was tough in some regards but so interesting and alive, it became my favorite place to hang out.
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.
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.
Some day trips we took to paradise beaches, another Guna village, and over the border into Colombia.
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A glimpse into everyday family life in a bamboo hut in a Guna Yala village.