Unfortunately, my visit to Panama was long before digital cameras became popular or were affordable. Today, my Minolta Maxxum 300si is worth an amazing $29.95.
OMG .. tweet, tweet, so ancient.
So forgive me if the quality falls short of your expectations.
Like most places I visit, few things give me more pleasure than interacting with local kids. Our mutual curiosity often disarms our cultural differences and usually produces a friendship if only for a few moments.
Tu es fuerte, (You are strong) brings laughter and momentary friendships.
Stuck in stop and go traffic I am continuously watched from behind tinted windows by a rear seat passenger as our cars trade pole positions like a turtle Formula One race.
Sitting at The Panama Canal is an awesome experience as I witness ships raised and lowered hundreds of feet by millions of gallons of water. A technological marvel. Since this passage saves considerable time, lines of ships can be seen in the distance waiting their chance to enter the locks.
Although most of the jungle inhabitants remain hidden the sounds of birds and the wind whistling through the trees is peaceful and not disappointing.
Finding a street vendor that will sell me a glass of Jugo de Cana for 25 pesos is a refreshing deal.
I am fortunate returning to Panama City as I am able to purchase a ticket to enjoy an evening at The National Theater. The evening performance by a Korean Touring Company pleases myself and a sold out crowd.
Like a guy named Dallas from Phoenix!
I hope much has not changed since I last visited Panama. It is a welcoming and beautiful country that offers ease of travel especially for Americans.