El Valle de Anton is a picturesque non-active volcanic valley filled with natural beauty, lush greenery, waterfalls, and beautiful homes and gardens.  It is a residential and week-end get-away area for many of the affluent Panama City businessmen, and for some years has been a favorite spot for expatriates to settle.  Check out these nine suggested destinations and plan to spend the night in El Valle de Anton to fully enjoy the beauty of the area.

El Valle de Anton  is a two to two and a half hour drive from Panama City and is a nice day trip to get away from the city. If you spend two days there, you will more than be re-paid for your time and effort.  I was fortunate to make acquaintance with an expatriate from Arraijan (near Panama City) who helped me arrange for a taxi driver to spend the day with us for a set fee. We actually paid less than if we had rented a car for the day and had the benefit of a “native” guide.

I have listed the El Valle sites in the order that I chose to see them.  This is my own priority order and you might want to change the order for your visit.

1.    El Macho Waterfall:  Due to its closeness to the center of El Valle, this waterfall is probably the most visited. It is only a short walk from the road to the falls (with incredible foliage en-route), and the adventuresome can also choose to take a canopy zip line ride ( a short one or a longer one over the falls – based on your daring and budget).

2    El Nispero Zoo and Plant Nursery: This zoo does not compare with the large zoos that we are accustomed to in the United States, but is worth visiting. Allow 1-2 hours to leisurely follow the landscaped trails through the property.      See various monkeys, birds, alligators, ostriches, and some animals such as the golden frog which are unique to the country. The golden frog is nearing extinction and is not presently found in its natural habitat.  The landscaping is easier to photograph than the animals and birds since most are behind screen mesh enclosures.

3.      Hot Water Springs (Pozos Termales): This facility includes several small pools in which bathers can sit and dangle their feet. The water is actually warm, not hot, but still unique to this previously active volcanic valley. You can cover your face with a mud mask or bathe in therapeutic mud.  The sun’s reflection off the mineral filled stream makes for some unusual colors in photos of the water.

4.     El Valle Market Place:  The big market day here is Sunday. The market at El Valle is famous countrywide. It is here that the dozens of indigenous Indian communities from the surrounding mountains come to sell their wares each weekend. Tribes such as the Ngöbe Buglé, Embera, Kuna and Wounaan bring their wares to the delight of the locals and tourists alike.

The normal market items such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, and handicrafts are in abundance on market days. For those anticipating a visit on Saturday or Sunday, it is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.    The popular”molas” (they look like highly colorful quilt squares) made by the Kuna Indians can also be bought here. I was there on a Tuesday, but still found the market fairly active.

5.    Golden Frogs (Ranas Doradas):  These frogs, endemic to Panama, are fast becoming extinct. They are subject to a fungus which kills them easily. They are no longer seen in the wild, and even in the El Nispero Zoo, they are housed in a protected building and have to be viewed through the building’s glass windows.

6.    Square Trees (Arboles Cuadrados):  These trees appear to be almost square at the bottom and become round as the trunk moves upward. I have not seen the “square trees” yet myself. The natives swear that they are square. Most people that I have talked to say that there is a certain flatness to them but they are not square. However, if you want to check them out yourself, you can find them in a wooded area behind the Hotel Campestre. From the right side of the hotel follow the trail and signs to the thicket where they are located. Let me know what you think! Are they really square?

7.    Petroglyphs:  These petroglyphs are unique but not overly impressive. But, for anyone interested in the aboriginal cultural artifacts of this country, the one large vertical rock with the inscriptions is worth seeing. The views of the valley on the walk to the petroglyphs are worth the visit.

8.    Sleeping Indian Girl: (India Dormida):   This mountain appears to be a sleeping maiden when seen in silhouette. The story goes that Flor del Aire (Air Flower), the daughter of the Indian Chief Urraca fell in love with one of the Spanish conquistadors. Her lover, Yaravi, in despair, committed suicide in front of her and the town.   She decided that she could not further betray her people and wandered through the mountains until she died looking up toward the sky. Her silhouette in the mountain stands as a memorial of true love to her lover and her people.

9.    Museum:  For a small town, the museum contains an amazing amount of historical information and artifacts. There are Pre-Columbian artifacts, a collection of petroglyphs, religious art, primitive art, and a geological history of the valley.

Enjoy your visit to El Valle de Anton and check out some of my personal photographs taken in El Valle on my site listed below.
StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Game Fighting The Cyborg Against Aliens

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is one of the game fighting enters the ranks of the best game by 2013. The implementation and publication is done directly by Blizzard Entertainment with the date premiered on March 12, 2013. Still as its predecessor, namely the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the series also remains present as a Real Time Strategy game. You can play it on the PC with the operating system Microsoft Windows as well as Mac OS X.

Presumably, fighting games Real Time Strategy genre is indeed more presented exclusively for the PC, and it is very rare you find on modern consoles such as PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii U. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm can You play Single Player and Multiplayer modes. Because it is a continuation of the Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm series this will be focused on the story of a woman named Sarah Kerrigan with the Zerg.

Started in a research facility run by Crown Prince Valerian Mengsk, who did the temptation of Sarah Kerrigan to determine how much of its expertise in the control of the Zerg (a robotic technology). Earlier Sarah had indeed experienced a suspended, for that is what his body is repaired and augmented his abilities. This is because at the end of the story of Wings of Liberty, Sarah called Queen of the Blade can be defeated and he finally managed to transform into a human again after Jim Reynor using ancient artifacts Xel ' Naga to stop Zerg attacks. Once brought into space research, various elements added on his body so that he looks like a human robot or Cyborg. Unfortunately, after it attacks from outer space known is troops from Dominion.

StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm
With the form as a man, Sarah trying to reassemble the Zerg or intangible forces of robot monsters that were previously scattered throughout the Koprulu Sector. In addition to other destinations from Sarah is reforming the swarm in order to take revenge and oust Arcturus Mengsk. Please note that the unit Zerg can mutate and evolve by taking the DNA of other creatures. One example, there's the Zerg can evolve into a unit that has wings because it has absorbed the DNA of living things winged. Plus, Sarah will also got help from a Zerg Queen where he would help the other Zerg to make changes to the form more quickly.

The gameplay for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm this time, Sarah will always be his whole, from the front and he is also capable of destroying all of the wars that are owned by the enemy with powerful psionic abilities. There is even a unique feature in this series, that is the mission that cannot be ended if Sarah is dead. This is because he can bounce back from the dead if killed. Thus, it means the player who runs the main character can use it freely and aggressively in destroying the enemies encountered. Before you start the mission, Sarah's character can choose one Battle the Focus for use and enable it to have a set of special abilities. Here you should select them carefully and according to needs.

StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm total has 20 Mission in campaign mode and 7 the evolution of the mission that determines how unit capabilities zerg get upgrade skill, plus the mission to continue the story of Wings of Liberty. You as the player plays from the perspective of Sarah Kerrigan, who went back into the human condition. Like most Real Time Strategy games, you will see the game that is seen from the angle of the top. With graphics that are qualified and nuanced trilogy.
just cause 3 review

This game is quite interesting, as it offers a free play mode without having to run the mission. All elements and players from the previous version of the game that is Just Cause 2 will keep you see in the game Just Cause 3. But, certainly with some additions are certainly no less pulled it from the previous version.

One of the differences from the previous version of the game is the place where the background settings Just Cause 3 will take place in the backdrop of the Mediterranean island. And, of course, lovers of the game Just Cause it will be presented on some consoles like the PS4, Xbox, and PC. On this game Just Cause 3 will find the Helicopter and several other war equipment owned by the enemy to attack you.

An island in the area named Mediteranen Medici led by the ruthless dictator named Sebastiano di Ravello. And this was the primary mission of the character of Rico Rodriguez to lose the dictator. One of the ancillary supplies again owned the figure i.e. the Wingsuit on Just Cause previously not only Grapling hook and parachute course. Additional Wingsuit will further simplify and accelerate your in moving in the air.

Some sort of additional new weapons you can find on Just Cause 3 Missile Launchers, it's like a Tank-buster, to the Air strike. Because, your enemy here is no longer just using a car and motor only, but already use aircraft and helicopter. You can use a variety of vehicles such as helicopters, speedboats, Jetski, automobiles toned with turbo and the super bike.

a lot of people who think playing games is just for fun and get rid of tired. but playing games also affects the ability of the gamer in their lives, may be good or bad.

According to Jane McGonigal, a game designer of world famous alternative realities, which earned her PhD in performance studies, wants to change people's conception about video games as mere entertainment.

"My first Goal in life is to see a designer game admittance to a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize," McGonigal on its website.

Excerpted from Business Insider, Friday (20/11/2015), he wanted people to realize that video games can be a powerful tool for increasing attention (focus), mood, cognitive power, and the relationship of the players. And as it turned out, the results of studies there are on his side.

Study shows, games such as Call of Duty can improve the cognitive ability of the players significantly, better than brain teasers that is designed specifically for it, such as the game developed Luminosity.

In fact, research North Carolina State University and Florida State University suggests, mainstream games that are geared for entertainment can help improve spatial orientation, attention, and problem-solving abilities.

If you want to have fun and give Your thoughts on the stimulus, McGonigal suggested to play one of six games following three times a week for about 20 minutes.

1. Call of Duty

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McGonigal said, fast paced game play such as Call of Duty first person shooter concept, might help improve visual attention skills and spatial intelligence, which results in better performance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

2. Forza

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Other fast-paced game, Forza (car racing game), can help improve the ability to make accurate decisions under pressure.

3. Grand Theft Auto

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Play a role as a villain in the game Grand Theft Auto can help train you to process information more quickly and keep track of more information--up to three times more than a person who is not a gamer--under high pressure.

4. StarCraft

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Strategy games such as StarCraft (science fiction games) can also increase the ability of problem solving imaginary and real life. This is possible because the game teach players to formulate and implement a strategic plan.

5. Mass Effect

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A game that requires strategic thinking, like the game of science fiction third-person shooter concept Mass Effect, also to test and refine your skills in gathering information.

6. Final Fantasy

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Finally, games such as Final Fantasy, concept RPG (role-playing game), can help train you for evaluating options faster and more accurate.

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Founder of Minecraft game developer, Markus Persson, has become a millionaire in the digital world, after his firm purchasable Microsoft late last year.

Microsoft bought Minecraft at a price of US $ 2.5 billion, to strengthen the line of game company founded by Bill Gates.

However despite of money, Persson complained, quoted from PC Mag, Monday 31 August 2014, becoming wealthy is not fun. Persson vent into a millionaire even made her suffer.

Markus Persson
Markus Persson
He admitted to being a millionaire he looks like alone, isolated and not connected with friends and former workers.

Persson admitted since his company bought Microsoft, he is unable to connect with his fans and made him feel isolated.

"I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter, "said Persson complained.

Vent the former CEO of Minecraft it any attention for his friends.

Persson said her friend tried to comfort her and say that the isolation resulting from the purchase of billions of dollars is a normal thing and a measure of success.

Persson said his decision to take off the Minecraft to Microsoft is not for money, but he wants to remain concerned with its employees. He said selling the Minecraft is a step ' wisdom '.

But in fact, that decision make it he was not liked by the workers. "When we sell the company, the largest effort wants to make sure employees are groomed, and they all hate me now" he said.

Persson has now admitted to being ' isolated ' in Sweden and was thinking about what it will do in the future.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Game developer origin United States, EA, launched Star Wars games that can be played on a smartphone. Latest game titled Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes can be downloaded free on the Android and IOS operating systems.

As reported, Techtimes Thursday (26/11/2015), latest games Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes not only battle genre. Star Wars game in outer space it also presents the fight vs. or facing each other.

The latest game in the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, also presents important characters that are in the game Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: The Force Awakens present Playstation and XBOX.

The ability of characters or figures in the latest games Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes varies. The ability of the character in the game can be renewed as long as the user plays the Star Wars game.

Mission or fight the latest games Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes are the same as in the previous games in the planet Hoth, Bespin, Tatooine, and Coruscant.

Quiet, for fans of the latest games Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes who do not have XBOX or PS, can now download it for free on the Android and IOS.

However, not all the Android operating system can use them. Latest games Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes could be played in an Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean to Marshmallows. While for IOS, users can play it on Smartphones with operating system IOS 5.0.

Star Wars

For fans of the Star Wars films are already impatient with the release of the latest series of space-themed films may be waiting for a while to play the latest game from the Star Wars saga.

Official game titled Star Wars: Uprising developed by Kabam this is a Star Wars RPG game that takes time between Star Wars: Episode V: Return of the Jedi with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

So, this game can be said to be an official part of the Star Wars Canon. Such as quoted from pages The Guardian, Monday (14/9/2015).

Star Wars: Uprising is a RPG games that can be played with other players around the world. Players can also create their own characters in this game.

Through the game, players can also explore areas that are well known in the Star Wars films.

This game is already available for all users of Android and iOS. The minimum version of Android to Android that can play this game is version 4.0 and above with large weekly approximately 531 MB.

As for the iOS, this game is already compatible with iOS version 7.0 and above with large weekly 637 MB.

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