We arrived in Panama City, on January 4th to warm temperatures and refreshing ocean breezes. The flora and fauna are in full bloom amidst skyscraper type of buildings in the core of the city where we are presently staying. Across from our building there is a 2.5 km sea wall walkway which we use for our routine walk about in the sun as shown below. On this particular occasion we found ourselves in the Fish Market towards the end of the 2.5km walk. We stopped for a fishy snack. This Fish Market resembles other coastal towns in the world--Granville Island, Vancouver, Sydney, Australia, Mombasa, Kenya.
We needed to familiarize ourselves with the city and its environs and thus we hopped onto the City Sightseeing tour bus. This was an eye-opener for us.
We observed that Panama City is engulfed by the skyscraper type of buildings; some of which are unique in design as shown below. Apparently, most of the condo buildings, in the core of the city, are owned or rented by Canadian and American expats. This is a modern, bustling city with the usual highways and byways through the city. As one American expat said to us, "pedestrians are invisible, so be aware."
It is a whole day crossing and then on towards the wide Ocean with Bridge of America in full view. Today, this area is modernized as a tourist destination as shown below.