Tag Archives: Panama City

Panamanians – What Do They Look Like?


Panama (the country for those you thinking about Florida) is truly a melting pot of cultures and peoples, which is evident from the moment you step off the plane into the airport in Panama City.  From the Chinese family returning from a trip away, to the Pakistani family waiting to receive loved ones, to the African-American couple there for a weekend get away, the many faces of Panama reflect all parts of the world.

Meet your friendly Copa Airline Hostesses

Meet a Creole Grandma on her doorstep

See a little girl and her best friend

Similar to the Rain Man, this guy is the ICE Maker! (without him the seafood would begin to smell really unappealing)

What’s with the red hair?  Watching too many old Wendy’s commercials?

The friendly force in black…keeping things safe and secure (Panama, like Costa Rica, has no standing army)


Panama City, Panama – in 2.5 Hours


Do you have a 6 hour transit in a country with no visa (pre approved entry) requirement?  JACKPOT – Then let’s play the “Fill in that time and still get back in time for your flight” game.

City – Panama City, Panama,

  • Base Cost – $50-56 (the fixed rate to get from the airport to town and back is $28 each way). I previously posted that there may departure taxes not included in your airfare that you might have to pay but I was wrong.  It won’t cost you a thing to leave the airport.
  • Perks – Private Driver/Tour Guide  with a sweet air-conditioned ride, get an insider’s/local view of what’s important in the city

    • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Get stuck in traffic and take pictures, then have fresh seafood at a local spot (langastinos, filleted fish with side salad and fried plantines)
  • Then head back to the airport.