San Lorenzo

The fort of San Lorenzo in the province of Colon was built in the late 16th century by the Spanish.  It is located at the northwestern entrance to the Panama Canal. If you are a history buff this is definitely a place you should put on your “to do” list while you are visiting Panama.  If you are not into history, visit it anyway because the view will take your breath away.

 

 

Lazy Summer Days

It’s summer here in Panama.  I know that’s hard for those who live up North to believe.  While most people in cold climates are bundled up in wool coats and thermal underwear, we are strolling around in our shorts and t-shirts searching for a bit of shade to shield us from the glaring sun.  I love to spend these lazy summer days strolling through the streets of Casco Viejo.  For those of you buried under feet of snow, here are a few photos to warm you up.  

Las Clementinas

Las Clementinas is a beautiful, upscale cafe in Casco Viejo.  It is elegantly furnished and offers a wide variety of national and international dishes.  The food is wonderful and the service is top notch and personal.  You can choose to dine inside with all the comforts of climate control or you may dine out on the terraza amid the tropical foliage.  Either way you are in for a delightful time. http://cascoviejo.com/las-clementinas-cafe-and-bar/

Tri-Color

The entire month of November you will see the country dressed in the three colors that represent it: red, white and blue.  I especially enjoyed seeing the flag placed all over the area of Clayton, in the City of Knowledge.  This area was once part of the U.S. controlled Panama Canal Zone, an area which was restricted and most Panamanians could not enter.  This picture was taken at La Plaza food court in the City of Knowledge,   Viva Panama!!!