Category Archives: hotel anachoreo

Fundraising for Cambodia

Coming May Sineth and I are going to Cambodia; for Sineth it will be for the first time in 6 years she reunites with her family. For me, well I never met my parents-in-law, nor any of her siblings with the funny nick-names. Her fat sister (who according to Sineth is a better cook than […]

A gardeners dream

Having a garden to grow at least some of our own fruits and vegetables was one of the reasons to come to Panama. Land is affordable compared to many other places in the world, and a climate without frost, with regular rainfall and abundant sun results in a maximum yield. The challenge is not whether […]

How to treat a LLLadah

Our company car is a Lada Niva – a tough little 4×4 which, with proper care, will go places where other terrain vehicles won’t. A great car for the countryside and perfect for off-road tours. The Lada Niva is made in Russia, the first one being produces in 1977 and, with little changes to the […]

What is sustainable

Sustainability, eco/environmentally friendliness and organic products have become very fashionable in the last decade or two. But definitions are vague and criteria for labelling yourself eco-friendly are not self evident. Just like 5 star hotels in Panama, anyone can claim to have an ecolodge. Moreover, even in those countries that do have official organizations for […]

What are the chances

So you have been told you’re the only Cambodian in Panama. Then you move to a tiny village far out in the countryside. What are the chances of meeting other Cambodians, who are not even allowed in their neighbouring countries without a visa? You’d be surprised. In the three years that we live here we […]

Yes we’re open!

After a several rough weeks filled with long working hours and little sleep we’re finally open. The website still needs a lot of work, most notably there’s a lack of pictures. The reason for that is that there is still unfinished paintwork and overall lack of furniture. I guess that in spite of this I […]