There Are Two Panama Cities On This Earth
Panama City, Florida, or Panama City, Panama?
Yes, this Earth has two Panama Cities. They are Panama City, Florida and Panama City, Panama (Central America). I have lived in both. Panama City, Florida was named after Panama City, Panama. That is why there are certain things about them that are similar. For example, they both have a Balboa Avenue (named after Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, the explorer), and they both have a place called San Blas. San Blas in the country of Panama is the name of the Archipelago of islands that the Cuna Indians have inhabited for hundreds of years. San Blas in Panama City, Florida is a popluar beach. And actually, they are both cities that have a proximity to the sea, to the ocean. Panama the country is an Isthmus, and Panama City, Florida is right on the Bay in the armpit of Florida. Just recently, I discovered another similarity and that is that they both have a Napoli Restaurant. I was pleased to just find out that the Napoli Restaurant in Panama City, Florida, offers some very excellent food. It is owned by an Egyptian man, and it is unrelated to the restaurant in Panama, Panama. But, my favorite restaurant in the whole world, is the Napoli Restaurant of Panama City, Panama. It is owned by an Italian Family; they all work right in the restaurant, and they have been serving the City of Panama for decades. If you are lucky enough to go to Panama City, Panama in this lifetime, you must try this Napoli Restaurant, the one in Obarrio. There is another one in a rougher part of town and it serves food that is just as good as the one from Obarrio.. The Napoli Restaurant that is in Obarrio, is situated in a rather well-to-do area. That is the one you should go to, in my opinion. What would I recommend that you have? Let's see, I would recommend "Almejas a la Napolitana," (Clams Napolitan style) and you should ask for pita bread to accompany it, (for dipping purposes into the exquisite sauce), or "Corvina al Ajillo." (Corvina [is a type of bottom fish] in Garlic). But if you are a Pizza lover, you can also ask for the Pizza that your heart desires because they have so many toppings! Of course they have a large menu that would also include the other well-known Italian delicacies such as Lasagna, Spaghetti, Linguine, Cannelloni, Penne, etc. And then, how about Tiramisu for dessert? Even if your budget will only take you as far as Panama City, Florida, you will also find a Napoli Restaurant there, and as the name implies, you can be assured that it will be great food. Any restaurant with a name like that, has to be good! There, you can try a dish called, "Fetuccini in Clam Sauce" which is my favorite.
People have been known to catch the wrong plane to the wrong Panama City. Only when they have arrived have they realized that they were in the wrong place. That has to be a very frustrating situation, plus a waste of time, effort and money.
But either place you go, be it the Panama City of Panama (the country), or Panama City, Florida, you will find very friendly people, great food, beautiful beaches, and people who love to party!
Ave. Balboa, Panama, Panama
Panama City, Florida
More by this Author
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, when I was a kid; when I was twelve years old, to be exact, a very important thing happened to me. Well, I would say that I made it happen. Yes, I made a pact with someone, and...
Recently I went tubing down the Comal River in Texas, with some family members as the last activity in our family reunion. I had never done this before, and I tell you it was memorable. It was a brave thing for a person...
If you have ever tried to remove that yellow carpet glue from under a wall-to-wall carpet or rug that you have removed from your floor, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You know how difficult it is. I have tried...