Nobody Gets In The Way Of Carnavale!
Feb. 19, 2012, Buenaventura, Panama: Carnavale week is one of the most important celebrations in Panama. The biggest Caranavale parties in Panama are at the beach, especially Las Tablas.
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Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,
I write today from the beach, where we've retreated this weekend before Carnavale.
Panama City this weekend is a ghost town. Every resident who could manage it has traveled to some stretch of this country's coastline to celebrate through Fat Tuesday. One friend took the all-night bus from Panama City to Bocas del Toro. ("Could that possibly be worth it?" I asked him. "Well, yes. I'll be spending the next five days of Carnavale at the beach!" he replied enthusiastically.)
Other friends are at Santa Clara...Chitre...which, admittedly, isn't quite on the coast. It's slightly inland, but, as a friend who passed through last week reported, "In Chitre, the party has already started. From every local bar, the music was blasting as I drove by. And outside every bar are tractor-trailers loaded with cases of beer..."