Sunday, November 09, 2008

[trip] Panama

- When: Oct 23 to Oct 27
- Hotel El Panama http://www.elpanama.com/
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- Pulling an all-nighter for the 6:30am flight
- 2 Admirals club lounges. 6 Bloody Mary's. $0.
- Yes can I have another glass of the white?
- Wake up! The plane is empty!
- OMG. I left my passport on the plane.
- Wake up! I got my passport!
- Jumping into the pool at 9:30pm.
- 4am chicken soup run at the La Flamenco
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- Hurry! They are taking away all the breakfast stuff!
- The Panama Canal observatory transforms from ghost-town to crowd-town
- Taking the time lapse video
- Taking a million photos of the gorgeous pool at sunset
- Pierre's wise choice of Cerviche - Perfect to eat with a little tropical rain
- Dinner at Manolo Caracol http://manolocaracol.net/reservas.html
- $35 for the bottle but $5 for a glass? We'll take a two glasses.
- White rice can be served as a main dish -- when it tastes that coconuty good and fluffy
- Tasty sauteed Octopus
- But they definitely needed a class on how to make sushi
- Fusion Omekase for $25 per person? Can we come back tomorrow?
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- $3 Black Jack table
- $3.5 Cocktails at the Swim up bar (and 2-for-1 happy hour)
- Strange fascination with Don Lee
- For real? Free Mojitos as the grocery store? Thank you Bacardi for making the day instantly better.
- Dinner at Al Tambor de la Alegria
- Massive rain storm
- There may be more performers than diners?
- Meeting Suzanne and Anke from Amsterdam
- $15 cover on Calle Uruguay -- No thanks -- We'll just have a $2 beer out here
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- Ping pong anyone?
- $75 for xbox games. Whoa.
- Pierre learns to never bet on SC. Ever. Again.
- Sunday morning kiddie chess tournament in the mall
- Dinner at La Rioja http://www.lariojapanama.com
- Really one-on-one service. Calle Uruguay = Ghost town.
- And they had the Philly vs Devil Rays game on. bonus
- Great Tapas sampler and big jug of sangria
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- Roooowoorrr!

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