Several years ago I invited a family member from the States to visit me here in Panama.  His answer, “I don’t want to visit that jungle. What will I do all day, climb trees and play with the monkeys?” both surprised and offended me.  My first reaction was to try to educate him on Panama’s modern comforts and amenities. Instead of extolling Panama’s many qualities, I bit my tongue and decided maybe it was better if close minded, bigoted  people like him didn’t discover what  a true treasure Panama really is. Let him continue to believe that we all run around here in loincloths and climb trees with the monkeys. To all of those who come here with an open mind and a spirit of adventure I say, “Welcome to the Jungle!”