Sunday, March 6, 2011

A New Panama Trip

Hello!  I am back from a week in Panama City, Panama!  Yes, I was there Sunday the 27th through the 5th of March.  I just don't like announcing these things until I am done. I am weird, deal.  We live in a too-wired world anyway.  :)

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This is my 4th work-related visit.  Again I stayed at the beautiful Sheraton Four Points in the financial district of Panama City.

The outside of the hotel.  Photo from their website.

The Lobby and Reception Area.  Photo from their website.

Their pool is actually on the third floor.
The hotel's restaurant is off the pool area.  Photo from their website.

I really like this hotel. The staff is SO polite and cordial.  I see the same people every time I go.  It's the same hotel all our business partners stay in, so they recognize us all now.   Everything is very clean and formal.  What I wish every American hotel could be.  The following pictures are mine.

My first morning there, Monday, I see this beautiful arrangement  in the main table of the lobby.

This lovely lady greeted m every time I got off the elevator on to my floor. I really like it.
One of the reasons I like it is because of what she represents.  The Central and South American view of beauty is so much different than the Northern and European standards.  A woman with nice full hips and large buttocks is seen as wonderfully sexy down there.  I totally fit in!  :)

The hotel is *right* on a busy Panama City street.  At all hours, people walk.  There are cheap cabs and crazy buses everywhere.  I would get back to the hotel, work out for 45 minutes, shower, change and then head out to get something to eat.  Even at 8 p.m., people were walking.  It's a pleasant place.  It makes me wish we are as content with out lot here as they are down there.  Truly.  

On my last day there, Saturday, the arrangement was changed.  

Some of the roses from the previous arrangement were used in a smaller vase on one of the lobby sitting areas.

As lovely as they all are, I was missing my family and after a LONG Saturday (left the Panama hotel at 7:30 a.m. and due to delays, got in to Orlando at 10:00 p.m. and home at 11:00 p.m.) I was back home with them.  


Hendel D'bu said...

Makes me want to travel, my friend. Glad you got home safely. :-)

Big sis said...

Yay I can see your blog from my phone! Oh happy day! Your trip sounds beautiful. Love the pics