A tasty way to beat the heat is with a delicious snow cone. In Panama we call them “raspao” and they are served up with a hefty serving of condensed milk. This particular vendor can be found in Plaza de Francia en Casco Antiguo. My favorite is fruit punch. Mmmmmm….delicious! http://folklore.panamatipico.com/articulo.php?articulo=344 http://cascoviejo.com/raspados-julio/
If you visit the Causeway, stop in at Alberto’s. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable, This delicious plate of clams is just one of the many appetizers available on the menu
If you are looking for a souvenir to take home as a gift, a handmade mola is the perfect item. It is hand sewn by the Kuna Indians with different color cloth placed on top of each other in layers. Each one is an original and unique work of art.
When you go to the Casco Antiguo, make sure you pay a visit to Las Bovedas. As you walk along you are sure to meet up with one of Casco Antiguo’s most famous street musicians. He is known as Mr. Guantanamera. His voice isn’t the most melodic, but he plays a mean banjo and has […]
Another great place to visit is the Causeway. You can take a leisurely walk, jog, skate or ride your bike down this man made thoroughfare that connects several little islands. If you aren’t into exercising than you can visit one of the many restaurants or nightclubs that are located there. One of my favorites is […]
This photograph was taken from the Casco Antiguo looking out over the bay towards the city. Panama is an incredible city no matter what angle you look at it from. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/panama/panama-city
This picture was taken at the Cinta Costera on Avenida Balboa. The city shines and glows under florescent and neon lights as a cool breeze drifts in from the bay.
Come walk down the quiet brick streets of the Casco Antiguo. Feel the energy and get infected with the good vibes that flow from the cafes, restaurants, shops and art galleries. http://cascoviejo.com/
When you enter the Casco Antiguo, you enter into a whole new world. Here, in this section of the city, the pace is slower and more laid back. You are transported back in time and the modern world and the breakneck pace seem to disappear. This is a place to relax and share a delicious […]
This is a warning to all bird watchers: You will fall madly in love with Panama and be amazed by the variety of birds that inhabit this tiny isthmus. You have been warned. Once you visit Panama, you will never want to leave! http://www.pipelineroad.org/
A great place to go birdwatching is in Gamboa. The flora and fauna are magnificent. Birds abound! If you are interested in a tour along the Pipeline Road give Panama Great Adventures a call at (507) 317-0791. Ask for Maria Isabel Herrera. She is the best travel planner EVER! This picture is just a small […]
If you love to indulge in birdwatching, Panama is the place to visit. There is an excellent company that specializes in birdwatching tours called Panama Great Adventures. I highly recommend it for its organization, its incredible service, and the high quality tours it sponsors. Visit their website at panamagreatadventures.com or you may email the owner/operator […]
This delicious BBQ chicken sandwich can be found at New York Bagel Cafe in El Cangrejo, one of my favorite places to eat. The food is excellent, the service is fast and friendly, and the Wi-Fi connection is free. You can sit for hours there surfing the net and no one will bother you. One […]
The Cinta Costera is a recreational area right dab in the center of the city. It is located on Avenida Balboa and is visited by thousands of people each day. Some go to skate, others to ride bikes, and some go to sit leisurely and unwind as they catch the ocean’s cool breeze. http://cintacostera.com/
Morning has broken and wherever you look you find beauty. Panama is a thriving city in the middle of a diverse biosphere where nature virtually jumps out at you. This beautiful hummingbird was captured on film just a few minutes outside the city in Gamboa. If you are a birdwatcher, Panama is the place to […]
Panama has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Every day new buildings are unveiled and it seems that the city’s architects try to outdo themselves by implementing unique and innovative designs. This is the famous “corkscrew” building which is located on Calle 50. It is a definite must see for anyone […]
Panama is an impressive city, filled with modern skyscrapers and framed by natural beauty. This picture testifies to some of the wonderful qualities that have kept me here for over 30 years.
When someone mentions Panama, two things might come to mind. Some people might automatically think of Panama City, Florida and wild parties at the beach during spring break. If you have a wider view of the world, the image of the Panama Canal might jump into your mind. This ex-pat has been here for over […]