Keith Kwiatek

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Keith Kwiatek

Greetings,
After living in Florida most of my life, I decided it was time for a life change. I had always enjoyed going to see all of the natural wonders where I lived. I spent a great deal of time at these sites. After becoming a member and graduate of ITWPA, I had some initial success publishing travel writing and photography. A previous trip to Jamaica helped as well.
Beaches, mountains, rivers, or any other natural feature of my surroundings, inspires me to document any unique, and beautiful place I encounter. I did not become "international" until I landed in Panama. Here I found many other beautiful places, and people. I see things I thought I would never see. From here a whole new world opened up to me. We will have to see where else I might land.
More to come



Central America Caribbean » Panama » Chiriquí » Boquete December 10th 2015

EL RIO CALDERA The Rio Caldera is the main tributary that gathers the water from all the other rivers that flow down the surrounding mountains, in the region of Chiriqui. The City of Boquette is the center of this "horseshoe" of mountains and at the center of this valley is El Rio Caldera. Some of these rivers run through the city of Boquete before they reach El Rio Caldera. The Quebrada Bajo Grande flows down Volcan Baru, and has already been explored in this blog site. Others include Quebrada Cheche, Rio Pianista, Quebrada La Sumbona, Quebrada San Ramon, and Rio Palo Alto. Further downstream, as it flows into El Rio Chiriqui Nuevo, many others join this rushing mass of water, lined with rocks of all sizes. At one point El Rio Chiriqui Nuevo has been dammed ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama » Chiriquí » Boquete November 30th 2015

Dia de los Patrios In 1538 the Spanish invaders did not control much of Panama. This was due to the resistance of "Los Indios de Guerra" (War Indians), who refused to be missionized, conquered, or enslaved. On November 10, 1882 the residents of Azuero declaired their independance from Spain without the backing of the central govenment in Panama City. The Grito de La Villa de Los Santos (Cry From the Town of Saints), sparked existing separatist sentiment and brought the Spanish occupation to an end. For the first eighty years following Spanish occupation, Panama was a department of Columbia. Panamanian's began to resist the Columbian Government. In 1831 a thousand days war was fought. When Columbia rejected a treaty that would end the war, the United States began to give Panama support. By 1903, a new ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama » Chiriquí » Boquete November 14th 2015

El Rio Quebrada Bajo This river originates halfway down Volcan Baru. There the watershed from the frequent rains sends it's deluge of water into El Rios, through town, into El Rio Caldera, and melts into the sea. El Quebrada Bajo is seen at many locations through the town of Boquette as it passes under bridges and past stores and restaurants. Here I have included Video of a few of these popular landmarks: Refugio Del Rio, Mike's Global Grill, and Residencial Orquidea. The sound of this ordinarally tranquil river can be heard in many locations. However, when rain continues for days the river becomes a torrent. The sound becomes deafening as the boulders tumble across the river bed like pebbles. See Videos! Click below! v www.youtube.com/watch?v=quNQLFqgP8s www.youtube.com/... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama » Chiriquí » Las Lajas November 10th 2015

Playa Las Lajas Las Lajas Beach is ten miles of unspoiled, sandy beach that sits between the estuary of two major rivers of Chiriqui; Rio San Felix and Rio San Juan. It is known for being the wildest beach in Panama. As I breathed the fresh clean air, I saw nothing but lush tropical trees, and green mountains. On the other side, blue waters and fine sand. But warm sand and salty sea breezes are only part of the experience. If you are someone who has never been to a beach more than a mile from a Hilton, this is somewhere you need to be. Here there is the beach and nothing but. google3752fbee1dd47ee2.html... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Panama » Chiriquí » Boquete November 5th 2015

On November 10, 182 the residents of Azuero declared their separation from the Spanish Empire, without sanction of the cental government in Panama City. Their declaration was called El Grito de La Villa de Los Santos (Cry From the Town of Saints). The central government dismissed the action as impotent and meaningless. However, separatist sentiment had been speading, and El Grito had been heard by the entire country. Feeling out numbered, the acting Govenor General decared Panama City's support for independence, and the military stood aside. The Panamanian people were free from Spain. Now, though, Panama was a department of Columbia. It was not long before the Panamanians grew tired of a distant, government. They made several attempts to secede. War erupted, in 1899, as a reaction to a treaty with the United States. The battle ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta July 9th 2015

Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313 404.581.4000 The Georgia aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia is the largest aquarium in the western hemisphere. It accomidates tens of thousands of animals, representing several hundred species, all living in ten millon gallons of water. The Georgia Aquarium was the largest aquarium in the world when it was built in 2005, but in 2012 the Marine Life Park was completed in Singapore and surpassed the aquarium by a rather large measure. The aquarium's exhibits are arrainged into five galleries, each related to a specific enviroment. You are free to choose which to see first, or follow the guided tour and see the begining of the water's path, through fresh water rivers and into the ocean. The River Scout exhibit features local enviroments as well as some exotic fresh ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Newnan July 7th 2015

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Information Chattahoochee Bend State Park includes a spectacular tract of natural forest, located in a graceful bend of the Chattahooche River. With over 2900 acers, Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia's largest state parks and includes five miles of riverfront. Easy access to the water is provided and there are over six miles of trails for hiking and photography. The park, situated in the hills in Newnan, Georgia, is a truely beautiful and relaxing place. Address: 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263, United States Phone:+1 770-254-7271 http://gastateparks.org/info/chattahoocheebend/default.aspx?s=34.0.0.5&p=34&locationid=34 Georgiastateparks.org/Chattahoocheebend... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Zephyrhills June 1st 2015

River Meditation Click Below:v www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQOshZDuVxk... read more
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North America » United States » Florida » Zephyrhills May 21st 2015

Hillsborough River State Park Information Anyone is welcome to explore any part of the river. However, HRSP offers some ofthe best vistas, without having to climb through palmetto bush. Also, two of the states three class two rapids are in the park. Hillsborough River State Park is located in the northeast corner of Hillsborough County, Florida near Zephyrhills. Address: 15402 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, United States Phone: +1 813 987 6771 www.floridastateparks.org/park/Hillsborough-River... read more
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