Today you can visit Universidad Velásquez and get a taste of Panamanian culture, good food and see lots of Panamanian crafts. The university is having an open house and fair today and everyone is welcome.
You may remember that I wrote a post on the university, when I had seen the demonstrations in PriceSmart.
I took a tour of the classrooms. I found it interesting that they have one classroom to teach English and one to teach Mandarin. When the students graduate some will plan on working in other countries.
In January, the other training courses mentioned in the prior post will begin.
At noon and at 3:30 PM, they will be serving food prepared on site. There are also crafts and sweets and other foods to try and purchase.
To get to the university, turn off of the InterAmerican highway in front of El Rey and take the road to end. Right before the stop sign, on the right, is the university. Stop in and tell they you read about them on Chiriquí Chatter.
Here is a photo in front of the university at the entrance.
Here is another photo after entering.
Here is one display table.
Here are some typical Panamanian clothing.
Here are some bowls made out of one of the common Panamanian calabasas.
Here are some native Indian jewelery.
This nice lady was setting up her table of tasty sweets. She was kind enough to give me some samples. VERY GOOD!
Here is another display. The lady in the center is one of the teachers and on both sides are chefs in training.
The young lady on the right came up after the previous photo and I felt she should be included.
Here is one of the trays that has been set up.
This is a photo in the kitchen where the food is being prepared. Notice that all of the chefs are in uniform.
I was early and they were not completely setup. However, I felt it better to be early and post this so you could plan on dropping by today. They should be opening as I write this. Remember, there will be food for eating at 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
Drop by and have some fun today.
UPDATE: I went back in the afternoon and there were several more businesses represented. I also got to take the following photo of this attractive couple.