I received an invitation to attend a luncheon at Viaje Crisol on Saturday celebrating it’s 26th year anniversary. This was really a fantastic event for me. There is nothing like getting out and being with a part of the community.
I met Senorita Lucy when I first needed to buy some tickets back to the US a couple years ago. She was recommended to me as the best person in the travel business. In the states, I would normally buy my tickets off the Internet after shopping for the best deal.
Here in David, I continue to find that Viaje Crisol is my best resource. As a side note, a friend recently gave me a URL for a website on the Internet and told me that I couldn’t buy cheaper tickets. I decided to make a comparison against my tickets from Viaje Cristol. With my pensionado discount, I saved over $150 on my round trip ticket to the US using Viaje Crisol.
Besides when you live in a city like David you get to meet and know the people who are going to serve you. That creates a personal interaction that can’t be replaced by the Internet.
But, I digress. Back to the celebration. I guess Senorita Lucy does this every year and she has so much fun doing it, I can see why she does. Here is a photo of Senorita Lucy telling about what is in store.
Here she is introducing a lady that was here with a group from Costa Rica that were going to perform some typical music.
Here is a photo of the group performing a number.
This photo contains the lady that accompanied them on the guitar.
Here is a video of the entertainment described above.
After the entertainment, everyone got a plate of typical Panamanian food and a slice of the cake that is at the top of the post.
I can’t tell you how special it was for me to be invited to this celebration. If you are living in Chiriquí and need to make travel arrangements, drop into Viaje Cristol and tell them that Chiriquí Chatter sent you.
A map of the area follows: