Friday Fatigue

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Streets of Panama - and the crazy buses

This morning I took Adam to my favorite coffee place - located in the grocery store Rey, of all places.  Then we took a walk along Via Argentina, a nice street with shops and a green meridian.  We did a bit of shopping for jeans and shirts.  I wound up with an interesting embroidered shirt; Adam with a knit shirt.

In the afternoon, we took a taxi to Casco Viejo for another walk.  This is the up-and-coming (or really, under-restoration) old town I wrote about earlier. 

We continued our walk beyond Casco Viejo and wound up on a pedestrian-only street heavy with street vendors and local shops.  This seemed very autentico, a mix between outdoor mall, venice beach, and flea market.  Definitely not many gringos here!

Eventually we found a cab and headed back to our condo to get cleaned up for a big Friday night out.

Kids swimming in the bay
  Adam was going to go out with Bruce, Karin, and a friend of Karin´s, while I was going to meet my friend Dayana for dinner.  Bruce´s car could only hold 4 people, not 6, so we had to split up.  Plus, as it turns out, Dayana had to work late and I didn´t meet her until nearly 10pm. 

Dayana and I went to a very nice (but very expensive) steak house in the Hotel Veneto complex.  Since we were running late, and due to meet up with the other four by 11pm, we rushed through dinner.  The food was pretty good (she had surf and turf, and I had mixed bbq) but since we rushed, we probably didn´t enjoy it as much as we should have.

We met up with the gang at Voila (They had tried to get into Fiesta disco, also in Hotel Veneto complex, but they said the line was way too long).   Voila once again was off the hook - great crowd, great effects, but louder than hell.  At this point, around midnight, I was dead tired.  I think the last day or two had finally caught up with me.  So I called it an early night. 

Best to save up my energy for Saturday night.  Stay tuned.

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Streets of Panama - and the crazy …
Streets of Panama - and the crazy…
Kids swimming in the bay
Kids swimming in the bay
Kids jumping off old building
Kids jumping off old building
Kids jumping off old building
Kids jumping off old building
Kids watching
Kids watching
The secret entrance to the cliff …
The secret entrance to the "cliff…
Panama City in the distance
Panama City in the distance
Pedestrian only shopping zone
Pedestrian only shopping zone
View from Bruces balcony
View from Bruce's balcony
View from Bruces balcony
View from Bruce's balcony
Dinner with Dayana at fancy steakh…
Dinner with Dayana at fancy steak…
Dinner with Dayana at fancy steakh…
Dinner with Dayana at fancy steak…
Panama City
photo by: Biedjee