Alone but Never Lonely in Panama City (A Photo Journal)

Panama City was my first experience being alone in a Latin American city.  I spent about a week total there, and it turned out to be an awesome experience.  I managed to cover a lot of ground and made some incredible connections with people. I could go on for days about my experience, but I’ll allow my photos to speak for me… for now!

If you’re planning on traveling to Panama and want some practical info, click here.

WANDERING AROUND CASCO VIEJO

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Some are lead by their hearts, others their head… I am lead by fruit
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I can’t get enough of the street art around here

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DISCOVERING AVENIDA CENTRAL

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Borrame a besos
Avenida Central
These little produce stands line the whole avenue (notice the Kuna family on the right. love.)
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The Kuna don’t like to be photographed, but I just couldn’t resist
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Fresh sugar cane juice for 50 cents a cup
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Fill a papaya with sugar cane juice. You won’t regret it
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I wish I could remember the name of this delicious roasted fruit. It tasted like yams. I’ll get back to you on this one

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FRUIT AND FISH IN PANAMA VIEJO

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Mercado de Marisco

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Big ol’ tuna
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Don’t mess with my food
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This is a must-try. Before going to the Mercado de Marisco, buy yourself an avocado. Then fill it with ceviche and enjoy the view!

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Even though a local man laughed at me, saying I got ripped off, I felt like I'd won the lottery when I walked out of there with this bounty for less than $15
Even though a local man laughed at me, saying I got ripped off, I felt like I’d won the lottery when I walked out of there with this bounty for less than $15
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Mercado de Abasto

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CARNAVAL, CARNAVAL! MARDI GRAS IN PANAMA CITY

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Fireworks from the hostel balcony in Casco Viejo
A classy raw hostel meal
A classy raw hostel meal
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Just about the best-dancing gringos at Carnaval
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By far the most entertaining gringos at Carnaval
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Partying in diapers like a boss

WALKING THE CINTA COSTERA IN GOOD COMPANY

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EXPLORING THE AMADOR CAUSEWAY ON FOOT

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Centennial Bridge in the background
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Someone took Alison out on the Causeway with adorable intentions! Alison will you be my girlfriend?

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Ships lined up in the distance waiting to go through the canal
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One of Frank Gehry’s latest. Soon to be Museum of Biodiversity
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Hotels, Restaurants and Duty-Free shopping

MIRAFLORES – THE PANAMA CANAL

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Going… going…
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Gone!

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S.S. National Geographic
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Three kids at a 3D movie

FRIENDS, TATTOOS AND SYNCHRONICITIES

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The story is too long for a caption… but it starts when two Colombians and a Basque girl meet
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…uniting a bunch of blonde girls…
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…two of which fall in love…

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…continues on to Luna’s Castle…
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…and ends with a tattoo, and some very sad goodbyes

 

JUNGLE BY MOTORCYCLE

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Too much city can drive anyone nuts
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Cue 90s Pop and weird French songs simultaneously
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At one moment at dusk I was surrounded by a hundred hummingbirds. It was nothing short of magic
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Some moments just don’t want to be captured on film. Forty meters above the forest floor, I had to try anyway
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This photo is the result of two equally wild people coming together, in turn creating madness only they will understand. Just a side note, I managed to catch a cab to the station 10 minutes later

 

And there you have it! My Panama City adventure! I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Click here for more on Panama!!

 

3 Replies to “Alone but Never Lonely in Panama City (A Photo Journal)”

  1. I’m in South Africa at the moment, my home town. Was traveling for the past few years and am now back for a bit, reconnecting with my roots and working to save up some moola for the next adventure 🙂 Where are you now? It’s awesome to ‘meet’ a fellow yogini, raw food lover, traveling wanderlust boho babe 🙂 Sending you blessings to wherever you are and hope that the rising sun is illuminating your smile every day x look forward to your upcoming posts!

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