Saturday, March 19, 2016
Bumbling Through Panama City
I confess. I don't like reading directions. But before you go off on me and question how I can be a chef if I can't want to read directions, let me tell you something. It's not my fault. It's my mothers. She modeled for me for years this inclination to try and do something first before failing and then having to read directions. What can I say. It's probably in my DNA. So, we started out to explore the city. Now, the guidebooks say you can find maps easily. Anywhere. Maybe that’s if you are staying in hotels. But we are in an AirBnB and there’s no map around. So we set up with only an app on my phone and a general map from a guidebook. First coffee. Somehow, the concept of iced coffee I didn’t communicate very well, so I got lukewarm coffee. But it did the trick. Now we needed to buy a bus pass. After three stores, each saying they didn’t sell them, we found a kind employee who sold us his pass and the money on it. It’s easy to add money but not so easy to get the beginning card. Oh but we were starved. So we bumbled around some more. Cerrando. Cerrando. And the ones that were open didn’t quite look right.
Posted by Ashley Simone at 10:14 AM