Category: LIVING IN CASCO VIEJO
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
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
“In its 37th annual session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, it was decided that the Monument Casco Antiguo will maintain its World Heritage status [after the government built an elevated highway around the historic peninsula.] “It was concluded … Read More
One of the biggest things you learn about as a foreigner living in Casco Viejo is change. Change may sound like a simple thing to grasp, but when it impacts every aspect of your lifestyle – where you eat, how … Read More
Sometimes being away from Casco Viejo is the best time to clarify exactly what makes it so special. There’s an old Yiddish saying, “to the worm in the horseradish, the world is horseradish,” which really just means, when you’re entranced … Read More
I was recently asked “what’s it’s like to live in Casco Viejo?” and the bulk of my response revolved around the theme of unusual charm. I think I even quoted an Apple advertisement citing the crazy ones, the misfits, the … Read More
so the children below my apartment have this little back area which is visible from my 2nd-story kitchen windows. they have two little turtles out there, they play games out there, the mom dries their clothes out there…etc. once last … Read More
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