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Views of Casco Viejo


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The place I'm staying in Panama City is Luna Castle, a hostel in the neighbourhood called Casco Viejo. It's a colonial building almost on the water with a stunning view of the Panama City downtown Manhattan style skyline.

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This area is extremly safe, the presidential residency is 200 meters from here and it's full of cops and presidential guards.

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Yet Casco Viejo is surrounded by one of the most dangerous neighbourhood in Panama City: el Chorillo, just few blocks away from where I am staying. Often cabs that I've taken to go visinting places in town go through that area and I heard that sometimes , specially if they have tourists on board, they get raided by robbers. After finding that out, I made sure to ask the driver to take the longer route and avoid crossing that area.

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Posted by thonyc1968 07:50 Archived in Panama

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