Pleased As Panama

I may have complained about the insanity of the city the whole time I was there, but when it comes down to it, I liked Panama a whole bunch. Here’s some bright blue whys :

a surviving bit of the colonial city wall : Baluarte de las Monjas/the Nun's Bastion

a surviving bit of the colonial city wall : Baluarte de las Monjas/the Nun's Bastion

why were there colonial city walls? because the first city was destroyed by pirates. it's fun for climbing on.

why were there colonial city walls? because the first city was destroyed by pirates. it's fun for climbing on.

another fun ruin : this burned-out convent contains a useless, fragile arch that proved Panama didn't have earthquakes, so the Canal was built across the isthmus instead of in Nicaragua. so when the arch collapsed because of loud music at a party, it was rebuilt for historical import.

another fun ruin : this burned-out convent contains a useless, fragile arch that proved Panama didn't have earthquakes, so the Canal was built in Panama City instead of in Nicaragua. when the arch collapsed because of loud music at a party in 2003, the city rebuilt it. viva history.

And especially for today : Panama City Guide is done! One more to go.

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