I’m not going to lie. I love a finding deal. I love digging trough ratty racks at Goodwill in order to find that perfect vintage blazer or costume pearls. I don’t think it’s about the money…it’s more about the fact that I feel like I am getting away with a secret and beating the fashion system.
I JUST Realized This Says “Greatest Hits”
Walking around Panama’s gigantic superstore “Machetazo” one can find anything from an antique sewing machine to an aisle of masks and costumes, a full grocery store to a trophy and gun section. I was fortunate stumble upon a few random racks of CD’s that appeared sadly discarded, [...]
Whilst in Bocas del Toro, Cailey and I heard that Mondo Taitu Hostel was the place to be on Tuesday (80s night!) So we ate dinner and waltzed in around 10. This was a mistake as everyone was already wasted and sweaty, wearing multicolored wigs from the “costume trunk” (shiver) and dancing around merrily in [...]
A hunky American in the Peace Corps told us to go to Red Frog beach after our discouraging search on our first day…it turns out most of the good beaches can only be reached by boat (we should really buy a Lonely Planet). So, Cailey, and an English, Irish girl and I hopped on one [...]
Aqua Lounge, Bar, Hostel- Bocas del Toro
How often can you say that the sparkling blue water of the Caribbean Coast can be seen through the floor boards of your hostel? Ummmm hmm? Never. In many a hostel I have stayed, and this was magical to say the least. The Aqua Lounge in Bocas del [...]
Without the means to pay $300 dollars to fly to Costa Rica, Cailey and I bravely (I thought) purchased Tica Bus tickets from the Albrook Mall to leave for Costa Rica at 11pm on Friday.
We bought the Panamanian equivalent of Dramamine, figuring it might bump off a few hours of misery. It always did with [...]
This is not meant to be a negative article, but to avoid travelers showing up in Panama and being severely disappointed, it might be helpful to forewarn them about the following things that are, in my opinion, ghastly overrated.
Panama has some wonderful things for the visiting tourist. Many of which aren’t even listed [...]
If you like to read things made out of paper like I do (call me old fashioned!)…
1. The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs by Ulrich Keller.
Merging cultural and socio-political elements that contributed to the Panama Canal’s history, this extensive text and 164 historic photographs tell the fascinating story of the Canal’s construction.
Anita’s Restaurant- El Carmen- Panama City, Panama
The answer is yes. Where? At Anita’s, the best hidden restaurant in Panama City. It’s tucked away near the intersection of Via Manuel Espinosa Batista and Calle Primera El Carmen (one block from Excedra books, heading away from Balboa). This restaurant boasts an authentic and rustic vibe unlike any [...]
Los Camisones Restaurant- Santa Clara Panama
Feeling freakily like Will Smith in “I am Legend” on Easter weekend in Panama City, we jumped into the car and took the long drive to to Pedasi to find some form of humanity, making a stop for lunch at Los Camisones.
I have had Crepes in France and I am not trying to be an ignoramus but the taste buds don’t lie. The Crepes at Crepes and Waffles are better. With dozens of creative recipes, like a Mexican Crepe, a Curry Crepe and my personal favorite the “Napolitano” crepe (spinach, ricotta with pretty chopped tomatoes on [...]
Sahara Nightclub has the best of both indoor and outdoor worlds and because of this, might be my favorite bar on Calle Uruguay. There is tons of outdoor seating if you want to chill and talk Sitting outside is always fun and bumping with people if you want to talk and tons of outdoor seating, [...]