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Cool Video Album by Captain Fabio!

Captain Fabio compiled this most excellent video album by tapping into the wonderful photos contributed by Andiamo guests, along with some great video footage. Check it out on Youtube! 🙂

Cartì Yandup Junior Team Win 2nd Place!

The squad on Andiamo before the big game…

The cup ceremony after the championship game…

December is the time for the soccer finals in Kuna Yala. And Andiamo is the proud sponsor of the Carti Yandup island team, where First Mate Dino’s son Rey plays as forward. With lots of hard work and tough competition, we were able to cheer them on all the way to the finals.


Intrepid ‘Andiamo’ from Phil’s Eyes.

Great shot by Phil, check out more on his FB album by clicking the link!

This is one of many future contributions Phil will be making to the Andiamo Blog. I’ll be setting up his own section on the site once he builds up a bit of an article count…

Tony invited me to pitch up in Panama and see if i could help with running some of his sought after trips. I’m Phil, Philip Morris, as in the cigarettes but not part of it! Done some sailing and a bit of world living & travel. Panama is good. Panama is different. Its in that crazy sort of untamed way that you LIKE to see when you need to escape from too much civilisation. So…also…getting your gear together and charging out to Andiamo for an island break heightens this appeal. (more…)

Nice Blog Post about Andiamo…

Edin Hamzic, a recent Andiamo “Alumni” posted this great post on his travel blog about Andiamo. It’s a nice read, if I do say so myself 🙂 …

Spotted Eagle Ray Footage!

Trond, a Norwegian guest who was aboard Andiamo early August 2009, shot this really beautiful footage of a spotted eagle ray swimming along the sandy bottom in Chichime, San Blas. He was gracious enough to share the video with me, which I edited and put into this clip. It’s short, but sweet. Enjoy!

Another Sailing Clip! San Blas – December 2008

Here’s some great footage of some fun sailing we did in early December on our way to Cartagena. 18-25 knot winds, and really fun conditions. Andiamo just pointed and sailed like a rocket! The video barely does the real thing justice! Anyway, check it out! 🙂

They’re puttin’ us on the teevee…

The TV crew and Karen hard at work filming at Chichime'

The TV crew and Karen hard at work filming at Chichime

So while we’re in Panama City after finishing our latest trip last week, I get an email from a Kiwi/British TV crew that was on their way to shoot Panama for a Travel Channel UK show called “Julian and Camilla’s World Odyssey”.  The producer, Camilla (who’s also one of the show’s hosts), tells me that Panama’s tourism board dropped the ball on them, and they were now without a plan to shoot Panama, much less San Blas.

Camilla had found Andiamo via some posts on the Lonely Planet forum, and asked me if I’d be willing to take her and her crew along for a sail around San Blas so they can get some footage and do some interviews with the local Kuna folks. Turns out we actually had a sail planned for that weekend with some guests, so we could make it work. (more…)