Panama City Rising

If you are thinking about visiting Panama, this article is a definite “must-read”. It is one insightful visitor’s view of this rising metropolis called Panama.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/travel/panama-city-rising.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&smid=fb-share&

The City at Sunset

The city at sunset…This is probably the worst time to be out in the streets. The traffic, the noise and fight to rush home is enough to distract us all from the beauty that surrounds us as the sun slowly sinks in the western skies.

 

Live large, pay small…

Panama is a city where you can live large, but pay small.  If you are planning a vacation and don’t know where to go, have a look at this article.  Panama is a true bargain.  http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/17/travel/panama-city-luxury/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook

Beautiful Courtyard

This beautiful courtyard is part of Casa Gongora in Casco Antiguo.  Casa Gongora is a beautifully renovated 17th century jewel that houses a center for the arts.  http://cascoviejo.com/casa-gongora/

More Casa Gongora

Come take a look inside this 17th century beauty.  I loved strolling through the beautiful interior of this old house.  

Casa Gongora

If you enjoy art, you will certainly enjoy a visit to Casa Gongora en Casco Antiguo.  The house itself, which dates back to the 17th century,  is a treat to see, besides the interesting art work you will find inside. 

http://cascoviejo.com/casa-gongora/

An Awesome City!

I love the way the old boat contrasts sharply with the cityscape and at the same time manages to blend in. We live in an awesome city! Panama is a unique place that is constantly changing and evolving. 

A Four Legged Resident of Casco Antiguo

On one of my recent visits  to Casco Antiguo I was greeted by this cute little pooch, who stuck his head through the wrought iron railings and peered down at me as I walked by. He seemed to want to come down to the street and have some fun.  Well, friends, whether you have four legs or only two, Casco Antiguo is definitely a place to have fun and enjoy yourself.

A Fixer Upper

Like the Phoenix that rises from the ashes, these treasures in Casco Antiguo rise up from their ruin and are given a new life through renovation. We can not let these beauties die and get lost in a skyline made of metal and glass. Let’s conserve our history and culture. Progress is good but it should never destroy our heritage or our historical sites.

Mega Structures

How big does a balcony need to be? Panama has many new mega structures where everything is oversized and equally overpriced. As the city expands,  buildings grow bigger, taller, and more expensive.  Here is an example of that supersize me attitude. This megasized balcony overlooks the the bay and the Cinta Costera.