Just another day, until . . .
Thursday - September 25 - 08:26 PM Filed in: Panama
Today was just another day until - we heard what sounded like a brass band. Taking a look around the corner, I was greeted by one of the local marching bands heading our way, with a large crowd in tow. Jane thought she had seen this march earlier in the day and this turned out to be a procession to honor the patron saint of Iglesia de la Merced. It was very solemn, even with the brass band. They would periodically stop for prayers - the real shock was we didn’t hear a single car horn from the considerable number of vehicles trapped behind crowd. The most unusual aspect however - the fireworks guy firing off his rockets.
After the procession passed and the traffic jam cleared out it was back to normal for Casco Viejo, such as it is.