After the Rain

It’s the rainy season again.  This is the time of the year we call “winter”.  Some people find the rain annoying.  I personally enjoy it.  Here you can appreciate the beauty of Plaza Herrera after a hard afternoon rain.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in the different parks and plazas of the Casco Viejo.   A tourist takes advantage of the free connection as he comfortably relaxes in Plaza Bolivar next to a monument erected in the honor of Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan general known as the “Liberator of Latin America”.

Siesta Time

It seems like every time I go to the park I run across someone stretched out on one of the benches taking a nap.  One of the workers repairing the road in front of the park laid done his shovel, walked over to the closest bench, took his hard hat off, laid down and drifted […]

Festival Abierto

Festival Abierto is a activity that is held every year in Parque Omar.  It was created to promote awareness of our fragile environment and how we have an impact on our surroundings. We all have the power to initiate actions that can generate great changes in our society. Many local and international artists worked to […]

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. […]

Bagpipes in Panama?

This is a first for me! I was taking a leisurely stroll along the Cinta Costera when I came across this young bagpipe player elegantly dressed in his kilt.  From the look on the face of the passerbys, I was not the only one who was taken by surprise. 

The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas is most easily seen on  children’s faces as they contemplate the twinkling lights, the brightly wrapped presents under the tree, and participate in holiday festivities.  Hopefully, we all can reconnect with our inner child this Christmas and once again see through innocent eyes the beauty of the holiday season. 

Christmas in the Park

Parque Omar is bedecked in Christmas lights for the holiday season.  Christmas carols float through the air as children of all ages enjoy the Christmas spirit.  If you are looking for a nice way to spend the evening, visit Parque Omar for a family night out.

Wilbur…

“How many people keep pigs as pets?”  This was the question that came to my mind when I came across this interesting scene.  The name Wilbur immediately came to mind and snatches of the novel “Charlotte’s Web” came creeping into my head.  “I wonder how much money it takes to feed a pig that size?”, […]

Sunrise

Today I had the good fortune of catching this beautiful sunrise with my camera this morning.  I have included a close up and a shot taken from a distance. A spectacular way to start the day!

An Afternoon Bike Ride

When I was a kid, I used to love to ride my bike.  Of course, I grew up in a little town in South Mississippi where there were plenty of places to ride with very little traffic.  However, riding a bike here in Panama is a challenge.  The Cinta Costera offers the perfect place to […]

Another Afternoon Surprise…

Here is another example of the little surprises you can come across as you stroll around the City of Knowledge.  These guys were having a great time trying to get a female’s attention.  I sat for an hour as I watched them prance and squawk. Here they look really cute with their chests stuck out […]

Birds of a Feather…

I was walking around the City of Knowledge after an afternoon rain and came across these guys scourging around for a little snack.  This is one of the things I love about Panama.  Wildlife abounds and you never know what you are going to run into on your afternoon strolls.

Sierra Llorona Lodge

If you are looking for a quiet, out of the way place to spend your vacation, then Sierra Llorona Lodge may be what you have been searching for. It is a quiet little eco-lodge wedged in the rainforest in the province of Colon. You can go hiking, bird watching, or just relax in a nice […]

Witness History in the Making

You can be witness to the expansion of the new Gatun Locks when you arrive at the new Visitors Center.  There is a small entrance fee that ranges from $7-$3 dollars depending on you age and resident status. This fee will give you full access to the facilities, including a hiking path.  If you opt […]

New Gatun Locks

The expansion of the Panama Canal is one of the largest projects being built at this moment. This venture will establish a new lane of traffic along the Canal by building a new set of locks designed to double the capacity of this important waterway. You can visit the site and see the progress of […]

Not A Trash Can…

This little fellow stares out at the Bay of Panama contemplating the garbage that some people insist on depositing in our waterways.  When you are about to throw something into the water, remember that this is NOT A TRASH CAN!

Relax!

  Sometimes,  we have a tendency to rush here and there, trying to accomplish everything on our To Do List and we forget to give ourselves a little break. The next time you are filling out you agenda or making your list of things to do, don’t forget to add this important notation- “Take a […]

Eternal Summer

One of the things that I love about Panama is the weather.  Some people think that it is too hot. Not me! I love the heat.  Being from South Mississippi, I do not find Panama that hot.  I love the fact that I don’t need winter clothes or have to worry about living cooped up […]

Edificio Sousa

Here is another beautiful building I admire in Bella Vista.  It is known as Edificio Sousa.  It gracefully stands on the corner of Parque Urraca surrounded by modern apartment buildings.  Its classic beauty is unique and stands out among all the impersonal buildings of glass and steel.