Panama City, Panama-Part 8 -Casco Viejo
Casco Viejo is a very old, but yet interesting part of Panama City. According to the Lonely Planet guidebook : ” in 1904, when construction began on the Panama Canal, all of Panama City existed where Casco Viejo stands today”. The area is very historic and houses some nice restaurants. It was definately someplace we felt we should see while in Panama City, Panama.
Once we arrived, a street policeman befriended us and served as an unpaid tour guide for about 10 minutes.
As we walked through the streets I kept thinking “hmmm….this area seems familiar. Seems like I have been here before”. Then it dawned on me….with the old buildings and narrow streets, it reminded me of Cartagena, Colombia.
We spent some time taking photos in Casco Viejo. Here they are:
It was very hot in Casco Viejo, so we stopped inside an ice cream store and while sitting there I noticed a street vendor outside, so I shot this photo(below) through the door from where we were stitting:
I have a few more photos of Casco Viejo. I will post them on the next blog (Part 9)
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