Both Panama and Colombia have smoking bans. No fumar in restaurants, in the parks, on the street corners and just about any place except your home. Folks tell us that both Governments aim to eradicate all smoking if possible. It's not good for your health and certainly not good for one's wallet.
Secondly, all the water is safe to drink! Yummy, cold water right our of the tap. No need to worry about bad bacteria in water getting to our delicate intestinal system.
Harvey and I are the brave eaters! This is the beautiful restaurant offered fried fish, pork loin, braised cabbage, shrimp fried rice, fish head soup, chicken soup and several types of plantains. This establishment also was positioned as to get a breeze, which is muy importante in this labyrinthine of stall. You can just barely make out Harvey at the table behind the chef. He had the rice, pork and cabbage while I stuck just with the shrimp and rice. Both meals, including water and beer was about seven dollars US.
I did buy a new Camera in David. One of the settings is "meal". Just like close up and panoramic. We splurged and took a taxi back to Centro where we continued to walk off this large meal.
Thursday we must find other lodging. The apartment which we are currently ensconced was only available for 3 days. We are hoping to find something nice in Boca Grande or Boca Chica. Another apartment would be nice, but a hotel with a large pool would even be nicer (so says me!) Lodging is not cheap here so locating a reasonable choice is going to put our travel skills to the test.