Monthly Archives: May 2016

That’s how they roll!

Sundays are definitely a wonderful day to take a leisure ride! But instead of hopping in the car and burning your gas, take a nice bike ride to Casco!  By chance, this Sunday I ran into some friends whose hobby is bicycle riding. So they routinely ride their bikes with their whole family from Paitilla to Casco on Sundays. They told me that a lot of people like doing that because they can park their bikes at Unido where there’s a trusty bike rack (see picture), and then have a coffee inside. Afterwards they spend their Sunday walking around Casco. … Continue reading

Creative Writing Workshop in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Funny, but once we are out of school / university, our lives tend to have on its natural flow mainly two types of communication: social media (and mainly emoticons!) and work related stuff.  I was warned by my old literature teacher that this was going to happen! but was she wrong? Maybe. I mean, each one of us contains rivers of feelings, words, thoughts, and crazy ideas running inside us, we just don´t know what to do with it. Some people even create damns. But Lili Mendoza has no damns, I´ll tell you that. If … Continue reading

Natural Beauty

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Casco Viejo is full of beautiful moments in nature. I just wanted to take a minute to share some of the photos I´ve taken from the beach. I specially love mornings and evenings!  

A healthy investment starts with your involvement

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Hate condo meetings? You are not alone. At their best, they are boring. At their worst… they put to the test your every skill , including – and not limited to- pranayama breathing. Spending your evening with your family looks like a really nice option. So is walking on top of nails. Anything but a condo meeting! But here is the thing: whether you made an investment or you live in the building, the first step to long term value is your active involvement. In Casco Viejo, where condos are small, this is particularly important. … Continue reading

Via Plural 2016 May 21st

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Via Plural is a street art event that takes place at Avenida Central, Santa Ana. Last year, it gathered around 300 artists who performed along the commercial side of La Central all the way to Plaza 5 de Mayo.  From breakdance to really good bands, from street poetry to aerial dancing, we were impressed by the quality and the concept. This year, Via Plural´s second edition is May 21st.  It is roughly from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stuff will happen along Central. Mostly street art all day long, but what they call teh “artistic … Continue reading

Morning Breakfast at Clementinas Roof Terrace

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Loved the new breakfast at Las Clementinas! for all guests, it is now served at the roof terrace. My favorite: the burrito!

UnderCover Boots opened in Casco Viejo

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo Shopping in Avenida A is getting better and better. This week, UnderCover Boots inaugurated a beautiful space, between Madrigal and Lupa. The place was packed with neighbors, children, everyone. A beautiful store, great products. Colorful rainboots for everyone (and right on time for Panama´s rainy season!) painted or created by local artists. Of course, I was already wearing them going in… mine had the “papo” flower, but I really loved the “guayacan” long boots and the Rana Dorada elegant black. Depending on the boot you buy, they donate to different organizations, including the Smithonian frog … Continue reading

Meassuring our frontiers: Panama – Costa Rica

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This past week, La Prensa published an article about the need to renew the posts that mark the Panama- Costa Rica frontier, as they are old and some of those posts are even missing.  When I read it, I couldn´t help but to smile. My grandpa put those posts down back in the 40´s, boy! they´ve lasted!!! Of course, he wasn´t the first one to draw physicaly a line between the two countries. Here is a whole page of its history (Wiki).  But of course, I grew up listening to the stories. When he passed … Continue reading

Infinite Series at Lupa

Panama Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo As a realtor, I often meet clients who are moving in and out of apartments. Buying furniture is a major concern. Some don´t mind it, while others are worried that they won´t be able to take it with them when they move out. That is why I was so glad to bump into Serie Infinita at Lupa: a modular series of tables that can be used in a number of ways and can fit almost any corner and style. You can change tops and colors. And they seem pretty easy to ship! Take a look, … Continue reading

El Machetazo: everything nearby

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo This past weekend was a holiday in Panama. As usual, everything closed, and a lazy mood around with the rainy season finally here. I needed to do my grocery shopping, and was anyways walking down central with a friend,  so got into El Machetazo to get some basics. Usually this is my “to go” place for diy crafts and beach cleaning projects.  I was pleasantly surprised! they´ve been updating their food products, I ended up with a full cart of veggies, fruits, cheese, yogurt, salmon, and more.  $42 later, I was set for the week. … Continue reading