Exploring Panamá City

Panama City Travel Blog

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No breakfast available at the hostal, so we better get going. We deposited our stuff in Hospedaje Casco Viejo and went out. A bit of asking and we found a nice breakfast place in Plaza de Santa Ana, the "Coca Cola". About 5 USD/person for at nice breakfast, some guidebook reading, and then we were off again just strolling around the Casco Viejo. It was awsome to get the first sight of the Panamá City skyline - stepping out of a narrow street with large colonial style old buildings, arriving at the water front - and overlook all of those skysrapers on the other side of the bay. Phantastic view, looking forward to explore the new part of the town also.
We took a taxi there later (for too much money - 5 usd), had to arrange a couple of things with Stuart from the Mamallena hostal, who would be organising our trip to Kuna Yala 2 days later. Mamallena was booked, but we asked around the small hostals near "Primera Perejil", and found a nice double room in pension Madrileña nearby for 15 USD. We got back to our old hostal to catch our packs and finish the moving from one hostal to another.
Around noon we dediced to take a Diablo Rojo (public bus) to Panamá La Vieja, the original part of the town, before Panamá was moved to the Casco Viejo location long time ago. We're not really into history - read more here http://www.epinions.com/content_2725224580.

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Panama City
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