The Panama Thread

Tiguere

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do you consider panama part of the hispanic caribbean? or are the not west indian people more similar to guatemalans, mexicans etc,
 

sankofaa

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The Black Christ is a Saint in Portobelo, people from all over come and repent for their sins.





people crawl on the street with hot candle wax poured on their back (west indian descendents dont really participate in this like that lol)
 

sankofaa

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do you consider panama part of the hispanic caribbean? or are the not west indian people more similar to guatemalans, mexicans etc,
the non west indians are more similar to colombians, costa ricans, etc. Not so much dr and pr altough they do eat similar foods and santeria is practiced, which ive never heard about in other central american countries.
 

sankofaa

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Bocas del toro or "Up Bocas Way" is one of the most scenic areas in the country. Its on the Caribbean side, right by costa rica.



Lotta indigenous people living on the water and in the neighboring islands





dont laugh at the spelling lol
 

sankofaa

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Gamboa is a large rainforest preserve around the canal zone, alot of indigenous people still live there no different than they did 500 years ago





 

sankofaa

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The ones that came as adults were looking for work on the canal zone, americans there preferred them to natives because they spoke english.

The others were sent there to live with relatives as kids, and went back and forth. My great grandfather lost it after the war and couldnt take care of his kids.
 

sankofaa

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Colon is the second largest city, alot of you probably have relatives there and dont know it. It gets a bad rep in my opinion, it has crime but the people are nice, and the majority west indian population makes you feel at home. Go with someone who knows the runnings tho.









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sankofaa

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more pics of colon





Zonalibre



this is one of the few mosques that i know about in the country






This is portobelo, the main settlement for true black panamanians

 

sankofaa

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The city





Around via espana, the main artery of the city

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