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Casco Viejo in a nutshell

When I think about Cuba, I think about old school American vehicles, good Cuban food, exiles and a crazy dictator. Apply this to Panama and there are similar thoughts … except replace the good Cuban food with international food. Of the three areas, I visited in Panama City, the only one where alcohol was not involved was Casco Viejo, Panama City’s quaint, compact, colonial-era …

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So you’re in Panama … and you want to get drunk …

no suprises, of course! There are three main touristy areas in Panama City that you could do, but only two places that will be absolutely thumping! Calle Uruguay is a neighborhood filled with bars and discos for wealthy Panamanians and foreigners. We went along the street twice in our three days and I would liken the scene to a “West …

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A Trini, a Thai and a Russian walk up to a Panamanian bartender …

then you can pretty much add any ending to that joke you would like. Panama has definitely not been on my bucket list of destinations. Panama’s claims to fame in my mind have the been The Panama Hat (which btw, isn’t even Panamanian – it’s a traditional brimmed hat of Ecuadorian origin that is made from the plaited leaves of the toquilla straw …

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