Panama has many beautiful plazas that are just waiting to be explored. This one is called Plaza de Francia and is located in the beautiful Casco Viejo. It is dedicated to the French citizens who risked their lives and their reputation to build the Panama Canal. Although they were not able to finish the Canal, […]
The photographic exposition called “Ruta de Gigantes” (Route of Giants) is on display at La Plaza in the City of Knowledge. This display is sponsored by Albatros Media and its objective is to stop the killing of these beautiful giant of the sea. http://www.albatrosmedia.net/site/index.php/ruta-de-gigantes
If you love adventures, Panama is a great place to visit. You can river raft, hike, climb mountains, see exotic birds, ski in two oceans, and transit the Panama Canal all in one day. You can also brave the concrete jungle in search of incredible bargains. If you are planning a trip to Panama and […]
These relics from the past are on display in the City of Knowledge. They are remnants from the old military bases in Clayton where U.S. soldiers once resided. Now this area has been put to a better use. It is the home of many international organizations and schools.
In Panama, handmade polleras are worn during festivals and celebrations. Currently it is the National Costume of Panama. A The pollera is entirely hand sewn. Each pollera can cost several thousand dollars and take up to a year to create. The gold and pearl mosquetas and tembleques that are worn with a pollera are generally passed down as heirlooms through generations.
As I was walking along the Paseo Las Bovedas I couldn’t help thinking, “What a beautiful view.” Even though phase 3 of the Cinta Costera blocks some of the view, it is still breathtaking.
These two Kuna ladies take a break from selling their handcrafts and indulge in a little friendly conversation.
The other day I was walking around the Casco and decided to enter Casa Sucre Coffeehouse. It was my first time there and I have to say I really liked the ambiance. The service was very good. I had some coffee and some quiche. I will definitely be returning to try some of the sandwiches. […]
La Tribu Performance is a group of young circus artists who have come together from different parts of the globe to create an amazing show. The pictures below are from a recent performance that took place in Plaza Herrera in Casco Viejo.
If you have spent some time walking around Casco Viejo you have probably seen these lovely Panamanian beauties adorning the walls, windows and even the trash cans in this area. They are the original designs of a very talented Panamanian artist called Rolo de Sedas. I am a great admirer of his work and hope […]
The American Trade Hotel can be found right dab in the heart of historical Casco Viejo, across from La Merced Church. It was built in 1917 and designed by Leonardo Villanueva Meyer. This neo-classical building housed the American Trade Developing Company, from which it derives its name. I am looking forward to checking out the […]
I love walking down the streets of Casco Viejo searching for new “masterpieces” created by local artists on walls and doors of old, abandoned buildings. . These works of art lend color and life to Casco’s already Bohemian atmosphere. This is one of my latest discoveries.
San Francisco de Asis in Casco Viejo is one of the most beautiful churches in Panama City. It is situated in the heart of the Casco Viejo directly in front of Plaza Bolivar. It is currently being restored. http://cascoviejo.com/iglesia-san-francisco-de-asis/
If you want to sell a product, you must advertise. We all know this to be a “truth”. However, no one ever said you had to spend a fortune on advertising a product in order to sell it. You only need to make sure you message is loud and clear. I think the person who […]
If you are walking around the Casco Viejo on the weekends you will probably want to check out the flea market in Plaza Catedral. There you can find a nice selection of handcrafts made by national and international artisans.
As I walked towards Casablanca Restaurant in Casco Viejo, something a little out of the ordinary caught my eye. There sitting in an open window was this little fella. He sat there perched in the window, unperturbed as passerbys pointed him out, laughing as they took his picture. I must confess, I was one of […]
I took another ride on Panama’s new Metro system. This time I went all the way to the end of the line in Los Andes, which is above ground. What would normally take an hour or two to travel (depending on traffic) was covered in about 15 minutes. Look below at the street and you […]
What a spectacular sight to watch this lunar eclipse. The skies over Panama were clear as a bell and I was able to capture this beautiful process with my camera. Awesome!
I love the architecture and the colors of Casco Viejo, even when the buildings are old, dilapidated and the paint is peeling off. There is a character and charm in them that can not be found more modern constructions.