Panamá

beaches, geeking, cityscapes

nowhere near enough time for Panamá (for reasons beyond me can't get across any border in Central American without an onward ticket super frustrating when you guess awesomeness or lack thereof wrong) sure it's a small country but filled with amazingness

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so limited to exploring just 2 spots - San Blas Islands and Panama City, totally beyond expectations it's an awesome city architectural mishmash of skyscrapers vs 18th Century vs Spanish Mission 

 

sunrise and PTY masquerading as Miami

sunrise and PTY masquerading as Miami

UNESCO Casco Viejo slowly fixing the decay

UNESCO Casco Viejo slowly fixing the decay

very much a food, coffee and street art city

Central Ave Panama City  

Central Ave Panama City  

oh and not forgetting the Panama Canal, no way worth missing  the opportunity to sail through this pretty incredible engineering feat (it was completed in 1914) - ships go thru 24/7 365 days a year...daily gross around $6M

 

inside the miraflores lock

inside the miraflores lock

city hiking resulted in a toucan spot, but no sloths but with views like this close to immaterial

Parqué Natural Metropolitano

Parqué Natural Metropolitano

and the indescribably stunning San Blas Islands, I always though cartoon islands were imagined, but no they absolutely exist

Isla Niadup

Isla Niadup

Isla Sirdichup

Isla Sirdichup

Isla Niadup

Isla Niadup