In the Panama City’s old city there are a lot of murals. Some depict local heroes like boxer Roberto Druan or Salsa and Latin Jazz master Ruben Blades (who is also a politician and former minister of tourism.) Some depict … Continue reading Pictures on a Wall in Panama
A few blog posts ago I made fun of Potemkin Jamacia, a cruise port made to look like the real port, only cleaned up and safe. Visitors like old towns, especially when they are neat, clean and freshly painted. Our … Continue reading Two Faces of Panama
With all travel it is the unexpected that delights, the deviations from plan that make a trip special. After transiting the Panama Canal (I will get to that post later when I have time to sort through 300 exposures) we … Continue reading Martyrs’ Night Out
“TRAVEL becomes a strategy for accumulating PHOTOGRAPHS.” – Anonymous We get a different saying on a card every evening along with our chocolate on MS Amsterdam. This is one of them. And this blog page is a reflection of that … Continue reading Panama etc.
During the construction of the Panama Canal more than a century ago scientists were concerned about how the canal would affect the environment. What would be the impact of damming the Chagres River? Would building a Canal straight across the … Continue reading Frank Gehry in Panama
January 7, 2015 San Blas Islands, Panama, I have to revise my first impression of some of the people who have been on multiple cruises. On San Blas we ran into the “been on 80 cruises” couple who were wandering … Continue reading Unplanned Stop in the San Blas Islands