27 Jan 2013
Panama City, Panama
I’m not sure what I expected to see in Panama City, but it certainly wasn’t such a bustling city. Somehow I expected something canalish and instead saw an interesting city.
Everywhere we turned was new construction. Like many other cities, downtown is high rises and the old part of the city is being updated.
The very old is being preserved.
It seems that Panama (the country) has become the fifth most popular retirement center for Americans. To confirm its popularity, I Googled it today and saw recent articles all touting retirement here at sites such as U.S. News, AARP, MSN, Business Week, and NBC News.
It is cheap, and friendly with great weather, and they cater to Americans in several ways.
I know this isn’t cool, but I’m just not thrilled with Frank Gehry architecture.