Monthly Archives: July 2013

Beautiful Sunset from Plaza Herrera

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Sometimes I wish I just moved around with a professional camera (that I knew how to use!).  Yesterday`s sunset was simply spectacular. Here are some pics to give you a hint!

New Business in Casco Viejo: Galeria Latina

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The long time “under construction” corner of Calle 5ta and A Avenue is awakening, little by little.  A restaurant on one side, and a shop on the next one. Today we`ll post about the shop: Galeria Latina. Run by Obdulio Isarama, it features some of the best Wounaan and Embera baskets I`ve seen so far. The shop also features Latinamerican crafts, right now they have high end alpaca coats from Peru, silver crafts from Ecuador and the always lovable and irreverent Mexican scenes with tons of laughing skeletons in them. If you want to contact … Continue reading

Art shows in Casco Viejo : July – August

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo, Diablo Rosso, La Casona and the National Theater have interesting events and showings for the ends of July and August. Here is the info:

Football Fever in Casco Viejo: Panama vs Mexico

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo It is football season in Panama, everyone seems to be aware of when, where and against whom the Panamanian team is playing.  Since I cheer for everyone (a bad habit that can get me into trouble if I`m on the wrong side of the fence), I have left it to chance and destiny to learn when there is a game. Luckily, in Casco Viejo it is impossible not to know, for several reasons: 1. Everyone wears red (the team color) all day long, all week long 2. Conversations tend to be football oriented, no matter … Continue reading

Casco Viejo`s young private chefs: Catriona White

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Busy? don´t have time to cook, but are health conscious? there is a delicious new option for you in Casco Viejo: private chefs! young, creative professionals that are reaching out and catering to private individuals. We`ll be featuring a couple, as this new type of business grows in the community. Prices are competitive and food is really nice. I believe I`ve posted before on Sophie Boesenberg, who also participates in the Pot to Plate ngo. Today`s blog is for Catriona White, a young chef that lives in Calle 6ta. What I like about her menus … Continue reading

Excellent Yoga Class at El Cuarto Rojo, Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo I was impressed, which is to say a lot because being a ballet teacher and ex professional dancer I don´t tend to get impressed when it comes to physical instruction.  My back was hurting after a 10 day trip (courtesy of airplane chairs) so I decided to take a yoga class that was at El Cuarto Rojo`s schedule on their door. Monday, 6 p.m., $15, sounds good to me! Let`s see what they`ve got…. And it was really cool. I`m sitting here at my desk and my happy back is dictating my fingers what to … Continue reading

New and delicious business in Casco! The Fish Market Truck

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Several friends have told me that there was this “amazing” fish tacos place in Clayton that we just had to try.  I did, yesterday, and from Casco Viejo! Located right in front of the Lottery building, at Central Avenue and 10th, this place not only is super cute but it has really good food.  We ordered the green curry fish and the red curry one. Not only we licked the plate, but I almost ordered a second one, and the plate from the table next to me. Right now they are open only for lunch, … Continue reading

Kids & Adults: Fun Activities in July!

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Great stuff to do this month! get in shape or get artistic! On July 20th, Esquina Photo will do a “how to paint a TShirt” for kids with potato prints. Super fun! make sure they come with clothes they can spill paint on… you know how that is! Contact Ingrid to register your kids: And if you feel like yoga or dancing, here is the new schedule for El Cuarto Rojo at Santa Familia. You can contact them through FACEBOOK.

New Business in Casco Viejo: Oshitec

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo For the longest time our friend Hamzah was our version of a knight in shining armor. And I`m serious about it, white horse and everything! He would come to the rescue of my computer and phone system delivering great service. Now, he has opened a business in Casco Viejo! Still IT related, “OSHITEC” will repair computers, but also will provide other services like internet café, photocopies (you always need one!), international phone calls (always handy for visitors) and sales of CD, USB, and even alarm services. Where? They are at A Avenue, between 4th and … Continue reading

Prisma Dance Festival is coming!

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo First sneak peek into this year`s PRISMA Dance Festival! This time it will be from October 15th to the 21st.  Dance troupes from Spain, Brazil, Panama, France, Switzerland and more are coming.  If you would like to check out the specific groups, visit their website HERE!