Monthly Archives: August 2008

Secret Beach at Casco Viejo, Panama

Santo Domingo Beach is the closest beach in Panama City and Casco Viejo´s best kept secret. While everyone is hot and trapped in the city, in Casco Antiguo we enjoy Sunday beach volleyball! but shhhh… don´t tell anyone… Continue reading

Panama´s Economy Growths 8.2%

Panama has been growing very fast for the last 8 years. A “miracle” made by a curious mix of tourism, investment and other countries misfortunes (Alias Venezuela and Chavez or Colombia and the FARC). Although on the short term there´s been a great impulse by the construction sector, consider Panama´s big three big long term fundamental investments: the Panama Canal Expansion project (which has already started), the relocation of the regional office of very important companies such as Caterpillar, Maersk, Dell, Procter and Gamble, Aventis and finally the oil refinary project in Puerto Armuelles… Continue reading

British Travel to Panama: The Guardian Features Casco Viejo Nightlife

A few days ago I got an email from a journalist at The Guardian, as they´ve found somehow my postings on La Casona in Casco Viejo. It was quite exciting, this is my first collaboration with international press! Here is the article: Continue reading

Panama Eco Event: Arts for Earth Show at Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo will host a very special event in September. The United Nation´s Environment Programee (known in Spanish as PNUMA) will present an art festival featuring artists from different disciplines, from poetry to street painting to create and strenghten environmental awareness. Check out the event calendar here! Continue reading

Panama News: The Guardian Features Casco Viejo at Panama´s nightlife travel article

Travel like a local with The Guardian. Nightlife, restaurants, hotels in Panama. Surfing the web as I usually do, I found this article on Panama´s nightlife at The Guardian, featuring Casco Viejo. And not only Casco Viejo, but my favorite spots: Baños Publicos and La Casona! Check it out here! Continue reading

Panama Travel: Authentic, budget and delicious: Casco Viejo´s Fish Market

The Fish Market rocks. It is at the very entrance of Casco Viejo, just off Avenida Balboa. A white and light blue building with the Japanese flag and the Panamanian flag on the top of the building (the new fish market installations where a donation of the Japanese government). As you approach, the characteristic smell of fresh fish will hit you: don´t get discouraged. Continue reading

Olympic News! First medal ever for Panama!!!

I was at my office, trying to start my Monday as usual, when a huge crowd of kids came running and screaming… “Saladino! Saladino! Canguro! Canguro!”. The crowd jumped away, singing and screaming. I suddenly realized… Continue reading

New Business in Casco Viejo: Galería Vida opens up in Calle 4ta next to “Entre Pulgas”

Calle 4ta is getting artsy! Galería Vida is Casco Antiguo´s new kid on the block, next to Entre Pulgas and to Casa Gongora. With years of experience in working with indigenous communities you can get high quality stuff at great prices! Continue reading

Panama Paradise

Multiple websites and adds mention Panama as Paradise. Is it really? what about Casco Viejo? Continue reading

Panama News: $8million for Technology and Innovation Awards and COPA becomes a trainning hub for air pilots of the Region

Panama isn´t regarded as a high- tech country, and if you ask anyone (inside or outside Panama) on how techy our government is they would probably give you a blank look. But something is changing radically from inside out. Senacyt, City of Knowledge and even COPA are making some huge steps forward. Check it out here!
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