After having immersed myself into the Spanish language and slowly getting the grips of Panamanian slang, I started to notice these odd words that sound just too familiar. Years of American occupation have left a mark not only on the Canal landscape but also on the distinct slang of Panama. Hence Panamanian slang holds a […]
El Valle de Anton is a superb get-away for everyone that wants to escape the hustle and heat of everyday life in Panama City. Popular among Panamanians and expats alike, the valley is a mere 2 hour drive from the city. The picturesque town of el Valle is nestled in the crater of a former […]
Travel to Spanish speaking countries. Admittedly, English does get you far. Yet from my personal experience I can say that English has its limits. When traveling to Spanish speaking countries, and there are plenty of which are major travel destinations, knowing some Spanish will enable you to expand your experience further than merely visiting tourist […]
Living and working in Casco Viejo, I am on a constant search for good food that matches my everyday lunch budget. Le Petite Bretagne serves an extensive menu of sweet and savory crepes, and the $5,90 deal that includes a crepe of the day combined with a choice of either a smoothie, a soft drink […]
When in search for laid-back, arty and at times edgy nightlife, the boho-chic scene in Casco Viejo is definitely the place to be. I have been living in the old part of Panama City for over two months now and have not yet encountered another area that would beat Casco in its density and variety […]
Since I arrived to Panama, I have listened to people enthusing about the picturesque, white-sand beaches and the crystal clear, turquoise water, often comparing San Blas to this paradisiacal desktop background picture you can find on every computer yet you always wonder whether a place like this actually exist. Turns out it does.
The comarca of […]
On my way home I saw a man selling something that resembled an apricot but the skin looked shiny and slightly off colour. I was curious to try it, and bought 3 for only 25 cents. Biting into it I was expecting it to be juicy; it was unlike anything I have I tasted it before. The […]
My first week in Panama City I noticed that there are large number of School buses that are decorated with psychedelic or religious symbols , bright led lights, and long vertical exhaust pipes creating more noise to the already congested streets. Often these buses are very crowded, the locals tell me that they are only […]
Panama is close to both the Caribbean and South America, so it’s no surprise that it is filled with beautiful unobstructed beaches with gorgeous views. El Palmar beach is located only one hour away from Casco Viejo, making it an excellent place to get away from the city. Along the way you can witness the […]
Fun Facts about Learning Spanish
1. Spanish has at least 3 million native speakers each in 44 countries, making it the fourth mostly geographically widely spoken language behind English (112 countries), French (60) and Arabic (57).
2. With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as […]