Travel Blogs from Panama City
... safe. We found a simple room with view of the ocean for $7, lots of local smiles, settled in for a nice fish lunch.
The next day would start our amazing adventure to the jungle, we had some errands to run today. We hopped a ride over to the domestic airport to solidify our ticket, very glad we did. Without telling us, the airline had canceled our return ticket from the jungle because it was the same day as the huge country wide Carnaval festival. Clearly, all the captains would ...
... there 5 times in 4 days in Panama, but I was happy. Our time in Panama City was taken up by exploring the new town and old town areas, visiting the Panama Canal, a Jungle tour in the Gamboa rainforest and mostly sitting and drinking beer at Habibis. Panama City was great, reminded us of Miami, except more people speak English in Panama. Overall a great start to our temporary ...
... hard with a very, very tired brain on my only day there. I was pretty excited; Panama City supposedly had this gorgeous old part of the city with decrepit colonial buildings, it sounded like a fun day for me. Except first I wanted to go and get a $5 yellow fever jab. Less exciting. Now everyone I had spoken to this about, who had been here before, told me they saw tons of signs for said jab. Remember it's £55 in England, I thought it would be clever getting it now considering it lasts ...
... and a couple of preserved structures situated along a busy street near the new city.
A strong police presence in Casco keeps order, but if you cross the "line", you will quickly find yourself in slums. Santa Ana during the day is quite a sight to behold. The walking street is lined with ultra cheap stores blasting music, street fruit vendors yelling their prices through megaphones, ladies doing pedicures on the sidewalk, and MANY lotto ticket bookies (lotto ...
... in Cartagena. We hadn’t expected this, though we do remember we were similarly surprised when we were in Panama City 12 years ago. Stop at an emerald processing and sales centre. Not an entire waste of time as there is some interesting information on sourcing, mining and grading emeralds, plus they are actually cutting and polishing on site on a more than token scale. There are interesting examples of emerald crystals in-situ on the host rock, often ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking