An article I wrote for Bala recently – 7 Reasons to Love the Mercado Abastos.

“Prices here are low, with a hearty understanding of free market capitalism going on in the shifting, sliding price list that may be slightly lower (or slightly higher) than when you checked 5 minutes before.” 

It’s a blast to visit the (slightly bonkers) Mercado de Abastos but well worth your time. Check out the full article via the link below!


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Restaurant reviews?

I’m thinking about adding restaurant reviews to the blog.. what do you think of this idea?

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Hojaldras: God of Panamanian Carbs

**Update at bottom of article**


Walking around Panama City or Colon early in the morning, you will notice that Panamanians rise early, car horns honk even more loudly, and that there is a delicious smell wafting through the air.

This smell is the scent of Panamanian breakfast, the staple of the working people of the isthmus. Whether served with huevos fritos, steak, black beans, or salchichas in tomato sauce, the one immutable constant of Panama’s most important meal of the day is a fried bread – the hojaldra. Continue reading