Monthly Archives: April 2008

Children march in Casco Viejo to celebrate the Day of the Earth

They are the voice of the next generation asking to raise awareness on all the global issues that they will inherit from us!
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Panama, Casco Viejo: Children march in Casco Viejo to celebrate the Day of the Earth

Panama, Casco Antiguo So much stuff happening this week I completly forgot about Earth Day!!!! well… I guess my wedding was quite an important event too. Nevertheless I found two seconds to take these pictures, which I thought it was very important to highlight because they are the voice of the next generation asking to raise awareness on all the global issues that they will inherit from us. Marching in Panama is one of the most popular school activities. It is almost the equivalent of being int he “cheerleaders” team (which we don´t tend to have) or for the boys … Continue reading

Thinking on getting married? Cost effective, fun, ecological… Casco Antiguo!

The best wedding ever: relaxed, fun, ecological and even unexpensive! where everyone enjoys, not just the guests… Continue reading

Panama Casco Viejo: Getting Married in Casco Viejo!

Panama, Casco Antiguo This past weekend was the best weekend ever. I got married right here, in Casco Viejo. It was a simple, fun wedding. Ceremony at the beach with caribbean congo dancing and then a reception at Canal House . Something like Tailand/Hawaii meets Panama style. All my decoration was fruits and flowers so it could all be reused or non pollutant.  Very relaxed, the perfect setting for a life together full of exciting things! So for all of you who are thinking on something really special, here is a small peak of the party… Of course, for those … Continue reading

New Business in Town: Caribbean Art Gallery in Casco Antiguo

Diversity is Panama´s strongest feature. We have so many cultural influences! and not all of them are properly celebrated. So we are very glad to announce the openning of a special gallery where you can acquire art from Portobelo right in the heart of Casco Antiguo Continue reading

Panama, Casco Viejo. New Business in Town: Karavan Gallery (Caribbean Art )

Panama, Casco Antiguo Diversity is Panama´s strongest feature. We have so many cultural influences! and not all of them are properly celebrated. So we are very glad to announce the openning of Karavan, a special gallery where you can acquire art from Portobelo, which is located in our Caribbean Coast at Colón Province. These pieces where done by local artists lead by Panamanian photographer Sandra Eleta ( http://www.answers.com/topic/sandra-eleta-1?cat=entertainment    or see photos at: http://www.fotografiasdepaisajes.com/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&op=content&tid=57  )  where they express mostly through their “congo” culture.  The “congos” of Portobelo is an interesting culture dating from the Spanish colony where slaves had to … Continue reading

Buying Real Estate in Casco Antiguo, Panama

Buying real estate in Casco Antiguo is a research intensive task. It is about information (of course) but also about gut feeling. A mix between what you want and what you can afford plus what is out there that could make a good match.  Very different from buying anywhere else in Panama City. This is not a mall with thousands of equally looking, lined up products; but a boutique shop with trully special items made to last a lifetime. So, what to look for? Where is the best, less risk investment? Am I looking for a home, for a retirement … Continue reading

Panama, Casco Viejo: Buying Real Estate in Casco Antiguo, Panama

Panama, Casco Antiguo Buying real estate in Casco Antiguo is a research intensive task. It is about information (of course) but also about gut feeling. A mix between what you want and what you can afford plus what is out there that could make a good match. So, what to look for? Where is the best, less risk investment? Am I looking for a home, for a retirement or vacation apartment, or for a project? So many things to consider. Questions can pour like rain, but focus is your best ally. And always, always, go back to basics. So here … Continue reading

Local Entrepreneurs open VIP Fruit and Sandwiches…. in Casco Viejo!

Entrepreneurship is a beautiful thing to see. Locals getting up by themselves and actively being part of Casco Antiguo´s revitalization. That is fantastic. Continue reading

Historic Picture Contest! How well do you think you know Casco Viejo?

Here are some great pictures of the Casco… can you tell where they are or what they are? answers will be given in two days!  To go to the picture gallery: http://www.arcoproperties.com/blogs/main/PermaLink,guid,11db6bee-2804-4f3c-80c0-4b7103724ab2.aspx