Yup that’s right, today (Wed. Dec 8th) is Mother’s Day in Panama. It is a holiday with the city shutting down with only restaurants and corner stores open. There was a torrential down pour last night so we wondered across the street from our Hotel for dinner. Food and beer are cheap, be it in a grocery store or a restaurant; however still all relative. “Note to self, need to take more pictures of our meals”.
We got up this morning to more rain and it hasn’t stopped all day. A visit to Panama City wasn’t going to be complete without a visit to Casco Viejo; so despite the rain, we donned our rain gear and took a taxi over. Being Mother’s Day and combined with the rain, there were very few people out and the streets seemed almost deserted except for the police on almost every corner which made us feel that much safer. Ang and I asked politely to have our pictures taken with two different police officers and I only noticed this after the fact and once we went through the photos we had taken during the course of the day – during our initial conversation with the police officers, they were extremely friendly, smiling and talkative, but once we pointed the camera at them, their facial expressions changed becoming more serious and their hand on their firearm. Not sure what that was about.
|Trigger Happy I|
|Trigger Happy II|
|Old with New|
|Bridge of the America's|
|The Trump Tower is the curved building that towers above the others|
We’ll be out of contact for the next 6 days and hope to have another update once in Colombia.
New photos of Panama added to the photo album.