Monthly Archives: April 2015

Casco`s Old Street Names

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Anyone asking for an address in Panama will get multiple answers to the same thing. They include, and are not limited to, mango trees (that used to be there), supermarkets, landmarks … and different names of the same street, given at different times.  As a history fan, I blame it all on the Spanish. They started the name fever, we just went on with the party. At some point, it must have been enough, because someone decided to finally go with numbers for streets and letters for avenues.  However, when giving an address to a … Continue reading

Beautiful and Meaningful: Welcome Franklin Panamá and the new Papiro y Yo

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo We are so excited about this! One of Casco`s beloved gift stores is expanding. Papiro y Yo just moved this week to A Avenue, in front of Reprosa. The best? they joined hands with Franklin Panama, an exquisite line of mola silk scarfs, the only brand that has authorization and seal of approval by the Guna General Congress. This is the type of beautiful and meaningful stores that are so perfect for Casco Viejo. For those of you who don´t know Papiro and the work they do, all their products are hand made by women … Continue reading

Workshop this week: how to design a happy office

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Casco Station has become a small hub for young entrepreneurs. From office space with internet access and basic services to an area where ideas can be shared and skills can be taught.  This Thursday, they`ll host a talk about how to design an office for higher levels of efficiency… and happiness. Very interesting! only $20 + itbm, take a look and book at this link:    

Romeo and Juliet at National Theater

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The famous Shakespeare drama will be danced at the National Theater in May. Directed by Fernando Hurtado. Here are the details:

Mi Barrio : Brick Oven Pizza

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This week opened Mi Barrio, at Central Avenue, Casa Neuman. It has a brick oven, and the pizza comes out nice and crunchy. Give it a try! Tel. 393-4444 /399-3521 NOTE: if you live in Casco and want pizza delivered, you can call Casco Delivery and they`ll bring it to your door! Samuel: 6344-1812

Casco`s own “Cherry Blossom”

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Every year, for a day or two, Casco Viejo gets blessed right after the year`s first rains with a magnificent bloom. Enjoy!

Art Show this Week: Carlos Agrazal

Panamá, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This week! we reconnect with art.  Carlos Agrazal will be showing his latest work at Manolo Caracol. April 17th, at Manolo Caracol. 10:30 a.m.

Our Casco Viejo “America`s Summit”

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo While I know the whole world was focused on the Obama – Castro meeting, and while I have to admit bumping into Bill Clinton walking down through Central Avenue and 9th was a unique experience… I have to admit it was Eusebio Leal`s visit that got Casconians excited. The room was packed, applause sprouted as the famous Historiador de la Habana shared his vision and work. Two favorite moments: when he told the story of Habana being founded under a tree… and then showed the photo of the tree, which is still there and an … Continue reading

International Film Festival Panama 2015

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo The IFF Panama 2015 is here! starting tomorrow Thursday, it coincides with the Cumbre de las Americas.  To avoid traffic, enter Casco Viejo through the old Canal Zone. This will take you straight to Casco passing under the Chorrillo bridge. A straight, easy line! Where to park? easy: once you arrive to Plaza Herrera, just turn left at the yellow building on the corner and you`ll see another yellow building, with a blue and white “E” (for Estacionamiento, Parking). It is for free, gratis! so come and enjoy! Click HERE for the full calendar of … Continue reading

Eusebio Leal, Habana`s Historian, in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This is exciting! Eusebio Leal is a legend on his own. He has been for almost (if not more) 30 years leading Cuba`s restoration of Old Habana.  He will be in Casco Viejo tomorrow, at 2.30 p.m. giving a talk about his experience at the Casa del Soldado. It is a unique opportunity, so if you are interested in historic cities, this is a must!