Panama City: a place identified with a canal

When you think of Panama what comes to mind is of course the Panama Canal. During your visit you will hear it, see it, visit it, every where, it will almost seem to you that the country is identified with the Canal. Actually until 1903 Panama was a part of Colombia. French started the project in late 19th century and worked on it from 1880 to 1901, however they had to quit the project due to high mortality rates (more than thirty thousand workers died due to yellow fever) and costs. In 1903...

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Panama Canal: mankind’s most obstinate ambition against nature

Let’s talk about the story of the Panama Canal. When you visit the Miraflores Locks you watch the passing of the vessels by the Canal, you also visit the Museum where various information are provided.French started the project in late 19th century and worked on it from 1880 to 1901, however they had to quit the project due to high mortality rates (more than thirty thousand workers died due to yellow fever) and costs. In 1903 the Americans started over again and finished it in eleven years....

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Biomuseum, museum of biodiversity and the formation of Panama

Biomuseum is mostly known as the architectural piece by the famous Frank Gehry with its colourful appearance from the outside. It has lots of valuable information about how Panama geographically changed the world. I recommend you to buy a combined ticket for Miraflores Locks and Bio Museum and visit the two of them at once. You then will come to think how the millions of geographical formation was challenged by the man kind in only thirty years. Biodiversity Museum gives you well explained...

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Casco Viejo, walking Panama’s old town

The old quarter dates back to 16th century when it was found as a base for expeditions to Inka Empire’s lands in search of gold. You will see many architectural styles: French, Antilles…some of them are being renovated. Two floor houses with colourful doors and wooden windows have balconies on second floor with fer-forge bars and pink bougainvilleas hang down the street. They make the old quarter so picturesque and give the perspective so that you stop every corner and admire it as an artwork...

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Casco Viejo, Panama’nın eski şehrinde turistik mekanlar

Yürürken rastladığımız mekanlardan bazı tavsiyeler… Panama’nın eski şehrinde çok fazla otel yok, olan bir-iki tanesi ise renove edilmiş eski binaların ihtişamını taşıyan oteller; American Ticaret Oteli Herrera meydanına bakan beyaz şık bir bina, içinde ünlü caz müzisyeni Daniel Perez’in bir caz barı var ve neredeyse her akşam canlı performanslar gerçekleşiyor. Bir diğer otel Bağımsızlık Meydanı’ndaki Central otel. Bu otellerde kalmasınız bile lobilerine girip havasını almanız tavsiye edilir…...

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Meet an artist: Olga Sinclair

Walking in the old town of Panama City someone picks us to visit an exhibition. Olga Sinclair’s retrospective exhibition is inside this beautiful two floor colonial house and we come to learn about this artist: born in Panama City, Olga Sinclair is the daughter of a master of modern art, Alfredo Sinclair. She began her career under the tutelage of her father, she participated in a group exhibition of professional artists at the age of 14. She studied fine arts in Madrid, Spain and continued...

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