Panama City

Three loves and three lows: Panama City

Three loves: 1. Friendly locals The people of Panama City were all pretty awesome. We talked to so many people all around the city, from hospitality workers to cab drivers to locals just walking around. All of them were extremely welcoming and quick to offer suggestions or tips for making the most of the city. […]

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Most memorable cab rides: Panama City, Panama

The maniacal staring driver We found him laying under his car on a residential street near Ancon Hill. He looked like he was tinkering around with something in the undercarriage, maybe a loose belt or valve. I don’t know. I’m just making stuff up. I know nothing about cars or what he was doing down […]

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Isla Taboga: A relaxing day trip from Panama City

On our last full day in Panama City, we decided to break away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and head out for some tropical relaxation. I had read about an island called Isla Taboga that was not far off the mainland and had both a decent beach and some good hiking. It […]

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Exploring Panama City, Panama

After a brief stop at the locks of the Panama Canal, we decided to head back towards Panama City and do a little exploring. We had heard that there was a large hill that you could climb with a great view of the city and the ocean. Being avid hikers and view seekers, we wanted […]

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4 Days in Panama for under $400: How I made it work

Trip: 4 nights Total Cost: $397.50 Vacation days used: 2.5 Tips to make it work: You don’t need a lot of time in Panama City. It makes for a great long weekend trip. If you’d like to spend more time in Panama, consider heading outside the city for a few days. There are several flights […]

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Visiting the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal

Both my brother and I have a fondness for all things Central and South America these days, so when I suggested a long weekend in Panama, he jumped at it. Neither of us had a ton of time we are able to take off from work, so we just planned a brief four night stay […]