Diving Deeper into the Culture of Panamá!
So far, I've been in Panamá for about a week. Other than the weirdness of seeing people going back to school after Thanksgiving, the craziest transition into the start of this winterim has been the heat change. Now, I'm from Pennsylvania, but I am currently in Panamá to visit my family. As I write this, it is a warm 77°F. This wouldn't be that hot, except it is 9 in the EVENING. Going from below freezing in Hanover to this weather has been an adventure to get used to, but I have learned how to adapt to the heat: many, many fans!
I only come down to Panama once every couple of years, so each trip provides new insights and experiences. This one down to the Crossroads of the World has seen the celebration of my grandmother's 80th birthday, a trip to the beach with my sisters and parents, and the reuniting of various family members.
And, even hemispheres away from Hanover, I have noticed Dartmouth affecting how I view the world around me.