Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Happy New Years! Feliz año nuevo!
We welcomed in the new year last night in style watching fire works over the Pacific Ocean off Avenue de Balboa in Panama City. We were strategically located where we could see the muñequo burning as well. One of the restaurants had made a giant life-sized doll and stuffed it with fireworks as is the Panamanian way. Right after the fireworks they doused it with kerosene and lit it on fire. It was bright and loud and hot.
The first picture is a muñeco in progress in El Valle de Anton. The second one is a muñeco in our site made by Lina (Catalina) from our first host family.