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Living Third World Style

  1. 1. Living Third World StyleFOR THE MOST component , I AM AN EASY man TO PLEASE. Give me nice warm weather alongwith a box of original Ritz crackers and i am generally happy. Whenever you bring monkeys into thepicture, Im in heaven. Panama pleasantly surprised me when I first got down here however long ago.Panama City is fairly modern in that its got lots of tall buildings and a pretty durable banking center,but it is the men on horses and roadside meat shacks simply outside the city, which read hilariouslyout-of-date. In a sense, this comparison , this juxtaposition of old and new , of tradition as well ascontemporariness is what retains me on my personal toes.Because the us military occupied panama for so long, we now have way more chain restaurants thanmost countries in Central America. We now have Quiznos, Burger King, as well as my personalfavorite, Wendys where I can continue my personal ongoing french-fry research as to whether or notthere really is a difference between the actual medium and biggie portions. Most of these fast-foodjoints will deliver to your house, via little noisy motorbikes. Youd think this kind of service wouldnourish the countrys lazy, couch potato demographic but Panamanians, for the most part , are notfat.Mistake: Arriving in panama in September without a rain jacket. The elements here is hard tocomplain about though: about 80 year-round. RAin lasts a good five months, during which you canexpect a torrential rain storm every few days. It is during this season which Ive come to experiencenew levels of rainfall , new intensities of rain that prior to I never knew existed. Just yesterday, forexample , it was raining so difficult that this gushing rivulet of rainwater raised some kids performtruck--the kind by having an orange body as well as yellow roof--and drifted it all the way down to ViaArgentina.During rain storms, i come up with lyrics. If you werent aware, im a bit of a underground hip hopartist, and sometimes , I like to use my personal articles as marketing vehicles for this talent. Here area few lines i threw together about Panama:"yeah I like to go out to beachesLas Palmas, you realize.Cheaters envy basically want to get grimey wit it down in CoronadoCoral hotel in San BlasAnd when I get there , I just sit back as well as chill."The security standard here is fairly high, though it is the occasional murder or even robbery thatsimply reminds me of that all-too-cliché style of living within the third world. Ive been robbed andreally , its not all that poor : In fact, I say if you cant beat em, sign up for em. To a lot of people ,living in a big city with petty crime is a bad thing, but to me there could be no better place to practicesome stealing of my own. I mostly do pick pocketing and I dabble in dog-napping. In the structure ofcriminals, pickpockets like me are like at the bottom , one above mail box burglars and the guys whosteal pies from windowsills.In all seriousness though , the cops are pretty friendly as well as good to expats like myself. Its a city
  2. 2. though, and with city life you receive crime. Nothing is too extreme, and to give you an idea, we feelmuch more comfortable here than all of us do in wa D.C. Costa rica has gotten a embarrassing rapfor prostitution and some of that pertains to Panama too. A lot of men explore that world and thoughtheyll by no means tell their companion , a fair amount cheat on their spouses. This really is kindalike asking a mime who his favorite performer is: you know he has one, but he will never tell you theirown name.Theres an old saying that goes something like this: give a guy a fish, he eats fish for each day. Givea man a fishing pole and he will catch tuna seafood that same day. The actual fishing down here isreally pretty magnificent , rivaling that of mexico. We have what is considered to be "the best fishinghotel in the world" down within the Darien jungle. All of us also have what I say is the best shortcutwithin the world--the Panama Canal--which is a little bit more than the usual tourist trap.Im sure theres a way they calculate quality lifestyle and Im assuming it is on a 100 stage scale. Ifthats the case, id give Panama the 94. I love the truth that I can have a stunning $100 dinner on topof a high-rise (the actual restaurant scene is off the hook) or a $2 mountain of food at a café. I reallylike how I can be in meetings in the city in shiny buildings with snappy night stands , then 2 hourslater on , be sitting in the actual San Blas carribbean archipelago with a 500 year-old tribe of Kunas. Ilove the actual infrastructure, which makes it simple to get to secluded beaches and mountainousareas in a breezy morning. In my opinion, Panamanians take great pleasure in pretending to bedifficult. I love the people though because I think they are unique: hard on the outside but caring aswell as sincere in the middle--similar to Junior mints.If youre reading this , then youve probably used the time to read the entire article which I applaudyou on. I would recommend, nevertheless , that you do something more productive with your time :go to night college or something. Oh, and when its your birthday celebration today, happy birthdaycelebration.Costa Rica marketing

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