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Mi viaje a Panama

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Rakeena Griffin

on 16 October 2012

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By: Rakeena Griffin Mi Viaje a Panamá La Historìa In 1501, Rodrigo de Bastidas was the first person to explore the country of Panamá in his quest for gold.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa's journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1513 proved that the isthmus of Panamá was indeed a path between seas.
Qickly after that Panamá became the crossroads and marketplace of Spain's empire in the New World.
The earliest inhabitants of Panamá where the Cuevas and the Coclé tribes.
Panama was part of the Spanish empire for 300 years
Panamanian identity was based on a sense of "geographic destiny,".
Panamá's colonial experience also started Panamanian nationalism as well as a racially complex and highly stratified society.
The construction of the Panamá Canal started in 1880 and was completed in 1914. Bandera de Panamá y mapa Panamá doesn't have just one set belief that makes up their religion like Christianity or Islam. Panamá's religion is made up of
Roman Catholic; Protestant; Islam; small numbers of Jews, Hindus, and Baha'is. In Panamá, more than 80% of the Panamanians are Roman Catholic.
The Protestant and Islam make up about 5% each.
It is said that to reach complete integration some religious practices are required.
Panamá also has a Jewish synagogue and Hindu and Baha'i temples in additon to churches and mosques. In Panamá, they celebrate almost all the same holidays but they are on different days. Festivales y Fiestas Some of their holidays are:
Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos -January 6
Martyr's Day - January 9
Carnival - February 23-24
Ash Wednesday - February 25
Anniversary of Separation from Colombia - November 3
Anniversary of Independence from Spain - November 28 ¿Qué es el Carnaval? Carnival de Panamá Carnival is one of the main holidays that the people of Panamá celebrate. Carnival is an celebration of life and it takes place all over the world. By celebrating Carnival, you can learn more about yourselves and get a better understanding of other cultures. Imagen satelital de Panamá La Moneda de Panamá Money in Panama is called the Balboa. It is named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa and it replaced the Colombian peso in 1904, but in 1941, they stopped printing the Panama Balboa in favor of the U.S dollar. Panamá still mints Balboa coin and they are the same size, shape and metal of the equivalent US coins. Exchange rate for converting United States Dollar to Panamanian Balboa : 1 USD = 1.00000 PAB
$ 1 USD B/ 1.00 PAB
$ 5 USD B/ 5.00 PAB
$ 10 USD B/ 10.00 PAB
$ 50 USD B/ 50.00 PAB
$ 100 USD B/ 100.00 PAB
$ 250 USD B/ 250.00 PAB
$ 500 USD B/ 500.00 PAB
$ 1,000 USD B/ 1,000.00 PAB
$ 5,000 USD B/ 5,000.00 PAB
$ 10,000 USD B/ 10,000.00 PAB
$ 50,000 USD B/ 50,000.00 PAB
$ 100,000 USD B/ 100,000.00 PAB
$ 500,000 USD B/ 500,000.00 PAB
$ 1,000,000 USD B/ 1,000,000.00 PAB Its basically the same as the U.S http://themoneyconverter.com/USD/PAB.aspx Links In Panama there are many places to visit like:
Pearl Islands
Isla Taboga
Volcan Baru
Santa Catalina
San Blas Islands
Boquete Atractivos Turísticos de Panamá gained popularity for being the site of the show "Survivor. The islands feature lush forests that are surrounded by white sandy beaches. Is Panama’s favorite escape out of the city to absorb in its sandy beaches, ride Jet Ski’s, speed boats and fishing charters. San Blas Islands Located in eastern Panama, its the best place to explore the rich culture of the native people Isla Taboga Pearl Islands Volcán Barú offers a true adventure for experienced hikers and mountain climbers. The long climb is steep, and hikers will experience changes in climate as they hike towards the summit. Santa Catalina Offers world-class surfing and beautiful beaches surrounded by jungle forests. Its the perfect destination for those who wish to enjoy Panama’s natural beauty. Coiba is the largest island in the park, as well as the largest island in all of Central America and there are more than 800 species of marine life are present in the area. It is known as one of the best places to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on the Pacific Coast. La comida de Panamá The food in Panamá is derived from its diverse Spanish, American, Afro-Caribbean and indigenous influences. Their food ranges from familiar to ULTRA-EXOTIC!!!!!!! Carimanolas Yuca frita Tres Leches Cake Ceviche La música de Panamá Panama is known for its multicultural and international ethnicity. American rhythms influence the type of music the ethnic groups listen to. There are many types of music that the people in Panama listen to like:
Rock en Español
US hits
Tipico folkloric music
classical music There are a lot of famous people in Panama's music. They are either actors, lawyers, songwriters, on Broadway and even an ambassador!
Some of their names are:
Ruben Blades
Justine Pasek
Daphne Rubin Vega
Luis Russell
Camilo A. Alleyne
and there are many more La religión de Panamá Boquete is nestled in mountain ranges that extend into Costa Rica. Known as the “Valley of the Flowers,” Boquete offers a true bouquet of delightful travel experiences. Justine Pasek Luis Russell https://www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll Vasco Nunez de Balboa Rodrigo de Bastidas Espero que hayan disfrutado mi exposición y gracias por acompañarme en mi viaje a Panamá!!:) Adiós!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Danza Kuduro Merengue Mientras que en Panamá, visité muchos lugares hermosos como Pearl Island y Volcán Barú. Yo estaba muy interesado por la historia de estos lugares. La comida era diferente y lo sabía muy bien. Una cosa que realmente me gustó mucho fue el Carnaval. Fue muy emocionante y divertido! Todo el mundo tenía un disfraz y estaban bailando y pasando un buen rato. Me encantaría volver a Panamá!
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