A 16 days trip to Panama, after 9 years without visiting my family deserves a long beautiful post. I really don’t need to write much because the photographs speak for themselves…
We arrived to Panama the 23rd, after a 10 hours flight, to be welcome by a noisy crew of family and friends.
They had planned everything to the detail, dinner at my godmother’s in Christmas Eve, lunch at my mom’s for Christmas, New Year Eve at my godfather’s, quinceaños for Pilar, etc. Everything perfect, everything delicious.
We took a “city tour” to see the new skyline of Panama (amazing). We visited the ruins of Panamá La Vieja (old Panama), city founded on August 15, 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila, went to “My Pueblito“, a recreation of some areas of Panama,
visited the Panama Canal and watched two big cargos going through the Miraflores locks. In the afternoon more sightseeing (gorgeous) including a beautiful sunset from Las Bóvedas.
We also visited Isla Grande and Portobelo, which are at the Caribbean coast of the country in Colon.
My daughter Pilar celebrated her 15th birthday on December, so we had a big party and a photo shoot, she was gorgeous, and so was Isabel. Pilar was wearing the white pollera, which is the elegant version of our typical dress. Isabel was dressed as a montuna, which is the everyday version of our typical dress.
On the second we went to Coronado, to a beach house at the pacific coast; again big party by the swimming pool and the beach. On our way there we made a stop at an amazing place called Chicá, with incredible views.
Now we are at the 4th, we kept eating, visiting and shopping (they have built so many malls in these 9 years…) and having fun until the very last minute, actually we had dinner at a beautiful restaurant called Le Méridien (Fancy…French in honor of my mother in law) and a big farewell party at my cousin’s with a Secret Santa and karaoke included on the 5th.
We left the 6th in the afternoon, but before that my godmother prepared an incredible Sancocho, which is a Panamanian chicken soup that you won’t believe. I will try to make it here one of these days, but I have to find all the ingredients first.
God Bless you all,