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 in the central provinces of Panama, deep in the country side. If you are interested in products and businesses that are truly fair trade, Zaira Lombardo, the owner, runs a social project where she trains them and helps market and sell their product. Finally, after years quietly doing it, she has put together a video that brings us goosebumps. This is so hard, and yet it is put together so effortlessly. The same goes with Anna at Franklin Panama.
As said, the store looks awesome. When you enter, you want to buy everything. This is the kind of stuff you not only buy as gifts for others, but can decorate your home with, wear every day, or to special occasions, with pride.
If you want to learn more about Franklin Panama, CLICK HERE.
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:
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 object of celebration, and when he said that a historic city must be a lived city, not Disney. And that if we strive for that, then we`ll be lost.
I also loved the slide showing the trade routes from the America`s to Europe. We should declare Casco Viejo and Habana Vieja sister cities! we share so much: cultural and architectural eclecticism wrapped in our history as trading ports.
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!
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!
They all come back! it only took 50 years, but that`s ok… Welcome!!! Felipe Motta is here! Open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: El Colegio building, behind Casa Neuman, a few steps away from Plaza Herrera.
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