Vacation Days: Panama City, Panama

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Well folks, this is going to be my last post rounding up my trip to South and Central America. Last month I spent a night in Lima, played in Cusco for a couple of days, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and finished everything up by visiting my beautiful, bright, wonderful friend Esther in Panama City, Panama. I met Esther in graduate school in NYC and had not seen her in a few years, so this was a lovely way to end my trip!

The view flying in. How is that even real?

Apparently there's a big canal there...?

(I'm only kidding guys. There's no canal there.)

Here's something I need to say right up front: The food in Panama is absolutely out of this world.

Tea time at the adorable Dodo Bon Pan Cafe was just lovely.

But doesn't it look like part of the right side of my head is missing in this photo? That's unfortunate and creepy. At least the bombshell sitting next to me makes up for it.

It may also be worth mentioning that on top of eating all of the amazing food ever, I was now able to drink all of the amazing alcohol ever since I no longer had a 4 day trek coming up and "altitude" to deal with.

(I have no idea why "altitude" received air quotes)

(becuase yes of course I physically made air quotes with my fingers as I typed out " a l t i t u d e "

And not only did I get to see Esther in Panama, but I got to see Esther in Panama on her birthday weekend! Which meant we celebrated with food and drinks at an incredible place called El Atelier in Casco Viejo, the charming historic part of Panama City. 

^ And no joke, I'm still having withdrawals from that bread basket.

^ Um, and that pesto gnocchi. DEAD. I died. Death by gnocchi.

^ I don't know either, but I feel exceptionally good about it.

And that wraps up my crazy, amazing South/Central American trip! Thanks for reading along and letting me relive all of it with you through my photos! It was seriously the most wonderful vacation, and I am so fortunate to have been able to experience it.

But seriously, that gnocchi.

*All photos were taken with my iPhone 5.


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