Thursday, September 25, 2014

"The open market where the fishermen come ashore is one of the show places of Panama." - GA Miller

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From 2013 visit to Panama City
The open market where the fishermen come ashore is one of the show places of Panama. Pangas and chingas and craft of every sort, except the modern kind, bring in on high tide cargoes of bananas, coconuts, charcoal, camotes, rice, sugar, syrup, rum, papayas, mangoes, lonzones,  chiotes, poultry, pigs, ivory nuts and a score of fruits and vegetables unnameable by the uninitiated. When the tide recedes the boats lie high, if not very dry, and the unloading proceeds apace. It is an interesting and lively scene, and the bicker and barter go on by the hour.

Prowling about Panama by George A. Miller (New York, 1919)

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