Beat the Heat

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/

Delicious Seafood

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

Molas

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.

Local Talent

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 […]

The Causeway

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 […]

Another Glimpse of the City

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

Nightscape

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.

Feel the Energy of Casco Antiguo

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/

Casco Antiguo

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 […]

Bird Watchers Beware!!!!!

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/

More Great Adventures!

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 […]

Great Adventures…

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 […]

A Great Place to Eat

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 […]

La Cinta Costera

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/

Birdwatchers are welcome!

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 […]

Another Day in Paradise

Unique Architecture

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 […]

A Modern City Framed with Natural Beauty

A Modern City Framed with Natural Beauty

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.

Welcome to Panama. It’s so much more than a canal.

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 […]