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Panama

Commonly known as “one if the world’s great crossroads,” Panama is a curious blend of sophistication, colonial history and remote islands.

A great place to start a Panama adventure is in Panama City, a diverse city with a population of about 1.4 million. One of the most vibrant and colourful cities, Panama City offers the excitement of non-stop nightlife and casinos along with the relaxing luxuries of fine restaurants, open air cafes and world class shopping...read more »


Panama. Warm, tropical, palm trees silhouetted against the golden sky of a setting sun. Yes, it is all those romantic things. But it is so much more.

Its capital is the most modern city south of the U.S. If this is the third world, I missed the first somewhere in my travels. Panama City is a world-leading financial center with some 120 banks, many with competing glass and steel monuments to commerce.

Panama is shopping, U.S. style. Many of the stores found on Main Street, U.S.A., are here too. After all, the Panama Canal was run by Americans for almost 100 years, and the American military had a major presence here until 1999....read more »


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