When Holly and I arrived in Panama City, we had some extra time and went to Albrook Mall which is conveniently located next to the Albrook Bus Terminal. I heard it was a big mall but my goodness, it was HUGE! We walked and walked but never seemed to run out of new sections to explore. There are hundreds of stores, very attractive common areas with interesting and variable decor, and lots of food and entertainment options. I would have to spend a few days there with a map to do a decent report on this mall. But, I did manage to get some photos to give you just a taste of what it’s like there.
If you need to shop, I can certainly see the advantages of living in Panama City. And, this is only one mall. There are a number of others and tons of individual stores, and everything else that one finds in a big, busy, international city. Parts of Panama have very third world aspects but other parts of Panama are definitely modern and first world and we pretty much lack for nothing.
I have quite a few photos of other things – the zoo, historical parts of the city, and general city photos so I’d better get busy before we take off on our next excursion and amass even more photos and stories!