Casco Life

Pritty Trueque or the Beautiful Barter

Panama, Casco Viejo, Casco Antiguo

My brother used to tease me when he bought something from me, he would say: “you see? I get the best part of the deal, I give you some old green paper that was smashed inside my jeans, and in exchange you give me a book. Isn´t that crazy?”.  In a way it is, but I guess we couldn´t carry with us bartering material everywhere hoping to exchange it for stuff we actually wanted, so we had to settle for colorful pieces of paper. I mean, we could, but we would have to own only what was necessary…. I think this is getting quite philosophical now…

But sometimes it is good to be reminded that barter is a broader concept. Funny that it almost sounds “vintage”, like a voice from a time where things spoke for themselves and had a standing value that was meassured only by its utility or beauty. Would the things we own now hold their ground? will be interesting to see!

Give it a try!  come to Los Del Patio tomorrow, they will be having a barter afternoon! books, plants, seeds, clothing and general stuff exchange.  Calle 3era, next to the National Theater

Pritty trueque

Live, Work,

in Casco.
Arco Properties is the leading real estate agency focused exclusively on residential and commercial properties in Casco Antiguo since 2005. We are the only real estate company specializing in Casco Antiguo that donates 10% of its profits and 5% of the time of its staff in volunteering to non-profit organizations dedicated to the revitalization of the Human Heritage of the Casco Antiguo.
Arco Properties is an affiliate of Grupo Conservatorio. We are committed to inclusive and sustainable urban revitalization. We believe in the value of socially diverse communities and in building one affordable apartment for each high-end apartment.

For more information

  • Panamá: +507-228-6650
  • Calle 4a y Ave A, Edificio Cuatro Casas,
    Planta Baja, Casco Antiguo.