Sofia continued to explore all the options offered by the buffet. Her favorite food are all kinds of fruit, pound cake, muffins, cottage cheese and butter rolls.
we walked by the coastline several times at the sunset
we explored Multiplaza
and bought a pair of sandals for Sofia
we had dinner at an Argentinian steak house (el Gaucho) and Sofia fell in love with butter ever since
she eats it out of package, no bread is needed
more pool time
and posing for pics
making funny faces and waving to everyone
by second day, people in the hotel would approach to me to ask me if I’m the mom of the baby who waves to everyone 🙂
Every time we passed by the restaurant Sofia wants to go in and have more buffet
on Friday, we went to the house of seafood (casa de mariscos), a upscale restaurant highly recommended.
mom and I shared the grilled octopus as starter. THE BEST OCTOPUS I’VE EVER HAD! and I had many many, that is my default option if the menu has it everywhere I go. But this one seems out of this world, it was so tender and tasty! I wish I can have it everyday!
as entree, mom had mero (white fish) with sicilian souce
I had the same fish mero grilled
again, the BEST GRILLED FISH EVER!!!!
Both mom and I agreed that seafood in Panama is the best western seafood we’ve ever had. So fresh, no fishy smell and tasty!
On Saturday we had a half day tour. Our first stop is the famous Panama Canal, only 20 min drive from the city
there was a big oil boat passing through and we observed the whole process (~30 min). Observe the water level on the left
and look the water level now
the boat literally climbs up
and then we explored the museum
Sofia was entertained with her puff
next stop: Ancon Hill, for a city overview
Sofia fell asleep on the ride
we also drive through the chinatown where 10% of local chinese population live and work. Our final stop was causeway, a road that connects three islands
Sunday before we left for our evening flight, we had lunch at Multiplaza and had sushiitoo
Sofia enjoyed the buckwheat noodles and rice
we arrived home past midnight.. way past Sofia’s bed time. Fortunately she fell asleep on the flight and was not bothered.
Overall was a great trip. Work was productive and fun, having Sofia and mom with me to explore the city was a big plus. Usually when I travel for work I don’t do any city exploring because I rush back to home, which is a pity. I look forward for our next trip together! 🙂 Although it could be tiring, specially the sleeping arrangement (I didn’t had good sleep the whole week because I am a light sleeper and if Sofia makes a noise, I wake up immediately), but it so worth it. 🙂