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Podcast: Panama City

February 6th, 2009 | Thomas | Central America, Podcasts, Travel | 6 Comments »

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Following about a week in Costa Rica – during which time we happily managed to avoid San José and the plethora of gringo-packed ‘eco’ destinations, we zipped straight down to Panama City, somewhere we both wanted to spend a few days. You can listen to the podcast we made whilst in Panama City by clicking the play button above.

Staying in Casco Viejo (the old town, pictured above in the foreground), we spent most of our time just wandering through the old colonial plazas and admiring the wonderful crumbling dereliction of the area.

In this podcast you will hear the sounds of the docks, a street musician, some street performers, the Panama Canal and we discuss some of the ‘personal security’ issues you need to be aware of if you decide to visit Panama City (following the robberies of two friends in a week).

Join us from our next podcast destination: Cartagena in Colombia

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6 Responses to “Podcast: Panama City”

  1. hal
    October 19th, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    I found this very informative!

  2. Efis
    March 18th, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    This was very very good; including the sounds from the city, the informative words, everything tied into a perfect little bundle.

    Magnificent!

  3. Thomas
    March 21st, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Thanks Efis!

  4. Daniel Kerr
    March 4th, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

    Good job

  5. Nicholas
    May 31st, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

    I would like to correct the fact about the french building the canal. France began work on the canal in 1881 but stopped due to engineering problems and a high worker mortality rate. The United States took over the project in 1904, and opened the canal on August 15, 1914.

  6. holly M
    October 7th, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

    this sounds like an amazing place! i wish i could go but my family doesnt have much money so i can never go but at lest i get to hear the sounds and see pictures.. im am so greatful to you for bringing pictures about it and letting me hear the sounds of the city.. thank you so much

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