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Where to Shop in PTY? | Shopping Guide to Panama City

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Soho Mall, Panama City, Panama

I think shopping is an art form. It may not get credit as such, but executing the perfect outfit on any budget takes skills that should be applauded (not all heroes wear capes, you know). One of the great things about Panama City, however, is that it provides opportunities to shop regardless of your budget….

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The Panama Canal is a National Treasure

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January 9th, 1964, Martyrs Day. Front Cover of Life Magazine January 1964.

Growing up in the U.S., my introduction to the Panama Canal could be summarized as: The U.S. built it, then one day benevolently signed it over to the Panamanian government. In the U.S. there is very little mention of the canal outside of that narrative. Martyrs’ Day in Panama, a day commemorating those who died…

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The Gang Tour: Casco Viejo Through the Eyes of Its Own People

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Local children playing in the streets of Casco Viejo

The beauty of Casco Viejo’s narrow cobblestone streets, creeping ivy and bougainvillea, and restored colonial buildings needs no introduction. Casco Viejo, with its tree lined plazas anchored by ancient cathedrals and fine cafes dotting every corner, is the place where most people, myself included, fall in love with Panama City. In fact, it was in…

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4 Free and Cheap Ways to Get Your Body Summer Ready in Panama City

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Two tourists kayaking in Panama

Anyone who has ever lived in a city knows how easy it is to fall into a routine. If you come for a long term learning vacation to study Spanish in Panama City, after several months you could end up like I did: you go to Spanish class, go out to your favorite bar with…

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Top 8 Must Have Apps for Panama City, Panama

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Panama City is a booming metropolis that is always filled with activity. Anyone who comes here immediately seeks the hidden secrets to make enjoying the city, making new friends, and staying in touching with others simple and easy. Here are the 8 apps that will revolutionize your Panama City experience: 8. OLX/Encuentra24 As convenient as…

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