Two little boys no older than ten stand in front of a Casco Viejo souvenir shop corralled by three uncommonly large SPI officers with .45 caliber handguns and red berets. The cops are talking among themselves. And the two boys, … Read More
I’ve had the honor, these past few months, of being part of the neighborhood’s first formal re-socialization program in Casco Viejo, aimed at taking former gang members and empowering them to live better, more responsible lives. One of my personal … Read More
Roughly 300 years ago, Panama’s indigenous groups all sat down and decided that, when the time was right, they would collectively open up souvenir shops in Casco Viejo, all at the exact same time. “Should we sell different things?” one … Read More
Those of you who have stayed at Tulipanes or Canal House know that, because of the excellent team we have in place from management to limpieza, I can afford to comfortably travel and not be concerned about things going awry. … Read More
It may be unfair to write this, but I’m going to do it anyway: eating out in Casco Viejo is almost exactly opposite to eating out in New York. I don’t usually like to mention the two destinations in the … Read More
I’m the son of a cognitive scientist so here’s a low-grade thought experiment for you: try to think of something that terrifies most people and yet is increasingly popular at the exact same time. If you were thinking bath salts, … Read More
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