Category Archives: Panama

Catching the Tail End of Carnaval

It was just before dusk. Upon witnessing a seemingly mile-long line of people, and seeing an infinite ocean of folks beyond this surprisingly organized queue, I opted to walk back to my hotel, the only place I knew of that surely had food to satiate my famished soul.

Most things in Panama City were closed because it was the fourth day of the national holiday Carnaval.

I’d just arrived after an 18-hour bus ride from San Jose, Costa Rica. It would have been 15 had it not been for three hours of wasteful border bureaucracy.

After filling up on a salad and grilled cheese sandwich,  I opted to walk to the water once again. By this time two or three hours had passed, and the line was much shorter.