Occasional Traveler

A collection of my thoughts and photos on travel.

Panama City

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November 22, 2009 | We arrived in Panama City at night, had dinner, and rested up at Balboa Inn, located in a quiet neighborhood. After complimentary breakfast at the inn, we hired a taxi driver to drive us around for a few hours. Our first stop was Ancon Hill– but the taxi driver could only drive partially up and we had to walk the rest of the trail up the hill.

This is a view of the city that we saw on the way up–

The hike was good, but it was hot!  There was some shade from trees on the way up. I’d say it’d be a 20-30 minute hike one-way.  Some other pictures I took on the hike:

The building in the left image was at the top of the hill.  Next to the building was a covered area with some guards sitting at the picnic tables.  The middle image was an old guardhouse (?) that had been painted.  And the right image was a stray cat that was hanging out at the top of the hill under a bench.  Cute!

The Balboa area just below the hill where we stayed was once part of U.S. jurisdiction so you’ll notice that the houses are nicer and the neighborhood is very nice.  The Panama Canal Administration Building is also located in Balboa, with the Goethals Monument located just in front of it.  We drove by so I didn’t get a chance to take a picture.

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Written by Jessica

January 25, 2010 at 11:30 PM

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  1. I never knew that la “ciudad de Panamá” is so nice looking. It was a surprise to me. The cat is cute, really.

    sartenada

    January 26, 2010 at 12:45 AM


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