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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Paradise at Isla Grande, Panama

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Sunday December 16, 2012

This year, the office where I work decided to celebrate Christmas a little differently. Instead of having our usual Christmas party, we decided to go to a nearby island to relax by the beach! It was AH-mazingly beautiful!

On our way to the island, we stopped by one of Panama's most famous historic areas: Portobelo in Colon. The ruins of all the canyons and forts are so impressive!

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After about an hour and a half drive, we finally reached the gorgeous beach. The water was such a beautiful shade of blue!

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Then we got in one of the small little boats and were on our way to our final destination: Isla Grande, a nearby beach island. The boat ride over was so relaxing with the refreshing summer breeze.

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Isla Grande was soooooo much prettier than I remembered! There were tall palm trees, white sand, and clear waters. We spent most of our time swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the grass. Talk about a little peace of heaven on Earth right?!

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Hope you are all having a great week!

  Isla Grande, Panama


46 comments

  1. The scenery is gorgeous!  What a fun way to spend the day.  Hope you had very Merry Christma :)

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  2. I love all the color in these pictures... the sights are marvelous and it does look like a little piece of heaven on earth :)

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  3. Gorgeous beach!!! :) And the lady ... oh it's you Marie! LOL :)
    So pretty! Love the scene and fun and excitement it shows! :)


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  4.  Thank you!!! Glad to hear you liked it. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas as well!

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  5.  Thank you Lorena!!! Have you ever been to Isla Grande before?

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  6. This looks like a scene from a postcard, just beautiful :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  7. What a stunning setting for the photos! Really nice outfit!


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  8. wow! you look beautiful! and the photos are stunning!
    Ylenia/Ambitieuse

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  9. How lucky are you to live in paradise :)

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  10. Whoa, totally weird connection here--I had a dream once and that moss path in your ruins was totally in it. Like, that's exactly what it looked like in my dream. Freaky! hahaha, but anyway, this looks like such a beautiful place... I love all that moss and stone! Gorgeous pictures, Marie. :D And a gorgeous dress to go with it! I hope your trip was super relaxing and lovely. <3

    Also, thank you for the kind words! There weren't any bad storms near us (thankfully!) so all is well. <3 :))

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  11. Such a gorgeous place! The water is so clear and beautiful. It makes me want to go there now - hahaha. 
    Love the dress you are wearing too- perfect for the beach! 

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  12. I am soooo jealous of that gorgeous weather!  Looks absolutely beautiful.  

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  13. These photos are gorgeous Marie! Looks like you had a blast ;)

     xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  14. goodness, that water looks amazing! what a way to spend christmas! i'm totally jealous.

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  15. Oh Marie, you live in the most beautiful place! I would absolutely LOVE to visit Panama one day! Those pictures are seriously breath-taking, and what a fabulous Christmas party!! You look very fabulous yourself, love the chic black ensemble!

    perfectly priya

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  16. Marie, you take the bestest shots ever! What a glorious way to spend the holidays! Everything looks so beautiful! Like paradise :)

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  17. thank you for stopping by my blog! wow the scenery in these pictures is just breathtaking! What an awesome way to spend Christmas! So much green and blue and it's all so pretty! I love your hat =) 

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  18. Mrs_Jack_of_all_tradesDecember 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Wow! I travel a lot but Panama is somewhere I've never been! Looks divine :) Thanks for dropping in my blog, appreciate it!

    Kisses and hugs from :MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILYhttp://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  19. Александра З.December 28, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Whoa!! So pretty! And we have snow here! :D

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  20. Kinga Sarolta KavasiDecember 28, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    amazing photos! :) I'm so jealous!




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  21. Wow, sounds much better than a Christmas office party, if you ask me! It looks amazing, almost like paradise, indeed!

    Did you have fun snorkling? Looks like you had a really good day! :) And I love your dress and hat! <3

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  22.  Thank you Lisa!! Glad you liked it!

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  23.  Hahahahahhaa thanks Ashley!!! It does come with its disadvantages like muggy weather and frizzy hair... hahaha.

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  24.  Hahahahaha wao, I feel honored that my moss path appeared in your dreams!! ahhahaa how freaky is that?! Thanks again for always being so supportive and sweet!

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  25.  Thank you Heidi!!! I'm so glad you liked it, you should consider visiting Panama sometime!

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  26.  Thank you so much Sara!!!

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  27.  I sure did Tasha, thanks so much! Hope you are having a great week ;)

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  28.  Thank you so much!!! Glad to hear you liked it. BTW, I just received the sweet letter you sent me for Christmas. Thank you SO much for all your kind words, you are so so nice!

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  29.  Thank you so much Priya!!! It is amazing that even though I live in Panama, I rarely take the time to see its beautiful places like this beach. Its only an hour and a half or so drive, and yet I almost never go. I definitely should try to go on more local adventures!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! If you ever do decide to visit Panama, let me know and we will meet up ;)

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  30.  Aaaaaawwwww, thank you so much Laura!! Yaaaii!!! Your sweet words always make me happy ;)

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  31.  Thank you so much Holly!!! I'm so glad to hear you liked these photos!

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  32.  Thank you so much!!! It sounds so exciting to hear that you travel a lot ;)

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  33.  Thank you!!! Well, believe it or not, I would looooove to have at least a little snow here. Sometimes the heat is unbearable, hahahaha. Hope you are keeping warm!

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  34.  Thank you so so much, glad to hear you liked them!

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  35.  Thank you so much Jody!!! It was definitely a lot of fun. The snorkeling was very challenging for me since I'm kind of afraid of the sea (silly, I know). I ran out of breath several times because I would panick being so away from the shore. But in the end I managed to relax and enjoy it ;)

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  37. Beautiful photo. Beach ♥ I wish  I were there 
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  38. ¡Hola amiga!

    He conocido tu blog a través del de otra amiga también bloggera y quería acercarme por tu casa para saludarte.

    Es un placer para mi persona aprender de muchas de vosotras, a veces incluso llegando a sorprender por la ilusión con la que se llevan a cabo los
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    Vivimos en un mundo donde la falta de tiempo es algo muy real, mantener un blog en activo soy consciente de las dificultades que entraña.

    Por eso mi más sincera enhorabuena y también apoyo para seguir en esta misma línea, que no es para nada sencillo.

    Además y no por ser lo último quiere decir que sea ni mucho menos, menos importante también quiero desearte ¡Felices Fiestas!

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  39. What an amazing excursion for Christmas – so jealous! Love that maxi dress – so elegant yet looks so comfy. 
















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  40. So beautiful! Your photos are amazing :)

    xx Timna
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  41. every photo looks like a post card

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  42.  Thank you so much for saying you like my blog, I really appreciate it!

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  43.  Thank you Aneta!! Hope you get some warm weather soon ;)

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  44.  Thank yoooouu!!! It was indeed a very fun excursion. Hope you had a Happy Christmas and have a great new year!

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  45.  Thank you SO much Timna, I really appreciate your sweet words ;)

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  46.  Aaaaaawwww, thank you!!! You are too kind!

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