Ivan's Bed and Breakfast in Gamboa...a friendly, cozy, good food
and only a 15 minutes walk to the Panama Canal
Agoutis are everywhere! Just think of them as small-dog-sized squirrels...they won't bother you.
Ships on the Chagres River--part of the Panama Canal--passing by Gamboa
Moises explained the costumes, musical instruments, dances, crafts and way of life of the Embera
An Embera Woman--one of the 38 adults and 17 children in the village
From the viewing platform at The Miraflores Vistor's Center. Ships are raised or lowered 54 feet as they pass
through this section of the Canal
Panama Viejo includes the ruins of the first settlement of Panama--dating from 1519
We walked the one hour from the RIU Plaza to Casco Viejo.
Crowded office buildings and condos seem to compete for prime space on the waterfront
Many buildings in Casco Viejo reflect the colonial spanish style.
The survival of the 'flat arch' is said to have reassured the builders of the Canal of the scarcity of seismic
activity in the area
You can buy ceviche (raw fish
marinated in citrus juices) at the
Mercado del Marisco just outside
of Casco Viejo. We sampled some
for a mid-morning snack--soooo
fresh and tasty!
...and then returned
for lunch at the
The Amador Causeway affords great views of Panama City. It includes a marina, many restaurants,
souvenir shops and really good gelato!
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"A Colourful Sandwich" is one description of the Frank Gehry-designed Museum of Biodiversity.
Located on The Causeway ...and still under construction at the time.
Seems that tourists are the only ones that buy Panama Hats these days...
Art work celebrating indigenous culture in Panama--can be found in the galleries in Caso
Viejo. This piece by YanecaM, the founder of the Movimiento Portobelo, may be found at
the Karavan Gallery. www.karavan-gallery.com
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