F & F Tower, or “The Screw” (no pun intended), 6th tallest skyscraper in Panama.
Burj al-Arab in Dubai. Luxury hotel. Image thanks to jumeirah.com
These days in Panama as well as abroad, we are hearing the expression “The Dubai of Latin America” and I cannot help but smile and observe how most folks simply accept this notion without really questioning its veracity. First of all, many Panamanians of average intelligence and educational background cannot tell you where Dubai is and, secondly, they haven’t the foggiest notion as to how it is that Panama has come to be viewed as The Dubai of Latin America when a couple of years ago they never knew of the existence of this place. Continue reading
Let me qualify that, excessive noise is bad for business and Panama- the city and the country- has been seeing a sharp increase in the levels of general noise pollution lately. Mark my words, although the tourist industry here seems totally unpreocupied about it, the excessive nerve wracking noise will eventually ruin business. Continue reading