Public Market in El Valle, Panama

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The Public Market in El Valle is impossible to miss.  Located right in the middle of town in a beautiful, newly renovated, open air, covered building.  Sundays and Saturdays are the best days to visit the market as every stall is filled with vendors.  The public market will fulfill all your floral,  Panamanian crafts, baked goods, and … [Read more...]

Department Stores in Panama – Madison

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"Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping." After getting settled into my new house in Pedasi it was time to do a little "nesting."  The closest shopping center to Pedasi is about an hour away in Chitre.  The first stop was Madison which is like a JCPenny's on crack.  The first floor is all … [Read more...]

Moda Saks is Not the Same as Saks Fifth Ave.

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While wondering the el Dorado neighborhood of Panama City my heart skipped a beat when I saw a sign for Saks. My first thought was;  “Dang it! I left my SaksFirst card in the US!” Upon entering the store I quickly realized that this was not Saks Fifth Ave. It was Moda Saks.  If JCPenny and WalMart had a Panamanian love … [Read more...]