Flashbacks


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Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Being Panama a port city at the Pacific Terminal of the Panama Canal, it is a metropolis full of different ethnic populations, customs, traditions and of course international shipping.  Over the years it has become one of the most modern cities in Central and South America.

Life at nightime is to be remembered for its fast-moving tropical music, rupturing discotheques and glittering high-rise buildings.

This photograph was taken about three years ago during a sojourn to the Cinta Costera (Coastal Strip) bordering the Panama Bay.

Good Day!

9 thoughts on “Flashbacks”

    1. Panama City has had a spectacular growth during the last three decades. While the rest of the world was having a recesssion as a result of the United States financial meltdown in 2008, Panama was enjoying a two digits economic growth. This year GDP is expected to reach six percent, the highest in Latin America. In comparison, the expected United States economic growth for this year is a mere 0.5 percent.

      Many Americans are coming in droves to retire in the highlands of Panama thus improving the economic conditions within the area.

      I’m happy that you liked my hometown. 🙂 Did you notice the marina in the foreground?

      1. Oh, I am so glad Panama develops well and you have a good potential! I wish I could tell the same about my country, I hope one day!

  1. The economic problems in Ukraine, in my humble opinion, is the rought transition between a communist and a capitalist economy. The free market laws are different in more ways than one from Communist. China made it and is doing fine, considering its size and complexity.

    The other problem of Ukraine, is geopolitics. Russia wants to anex Ukraine. It already went ahead and snatched the Crimean Peninsula and there is war between both countries. Furthermore, there is a Russian-oriented population inside Ukraine who doesn’t want to be part of Ukraine and will do everything in their power to help Russia gobble up Ukraine.

    Greed, hubris and corruption is also crippling the country. This is very difficult to erradicate. We also have that problem in Panama as you well know, after reading the Panama Papers.

    However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Ukranian people are very resilient. They fought a rebellion that toppled their president who had to flee to Russia. It was called the Winter Revolution. That resiliency will carry Ukraine to its independence from Russian influence and plunge it into the European scenario. That is my Hope for your beloved country.

    Take my words with a grain of salt. I’m by no means an expert in Ukraine or East European affairs. These are just my perceptions on the matter.

    1. Panama City at night looks like a giant Christmas tree with all its colorful glittering lights. It is a very pleasant scene to view. The reflections of the lights on the bay adds charm to the site.

      I’m happy you like our hometown. 🙂

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