Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Panama Pics

Panama City has everything modern urban spaces have but with a touch of its own unique Latino flair: the Trump sky scraper rising above palm trees and flying seagulls, the man-made waterfront behind the Spanish old town, the hand painted buses driving on the super highway winding over tin roofs. When I hiked up Cerro Ancón on the far side of the city, I could see all of the crazy mixture that is Ciudad Panama right before my eyes. There is sign at the summit triumphantly proclaiming the spiritual satisfaction of the discovery of this magical city of two worlds: 
"Cuantos años de incógnitos pesares mi espíritu buscaba mas allá a mi hermosa sultana de los mares, la reina de dos mundos, 

[from my Afar post here]

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Afar.com is a paper and online travel magazine wonderful blend of reader-driven discussion space, jaw-dropping photography, and professional travel tips. Check it out, gallivanters! Here are some posts of mine from my most recent Panama trip: