VASCO NUNEZ DE BALBOA  STUDENT OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WITH A TITTLE OF THE EXPLORER ,GOVERNOR ,AND CONQUISTADORES . THE FIRST EUROPEAN TO REACHED THE SOUTH SEA WHICH RENAMED BY FERDINAND MAGELLAN AS PACIFIC OCEAN AND THE NEW WORLD DURING THAT TIME.HE CONQURED A LOT OF ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC AND FIRST EUROPEAN TO CROSS AMERICA AND IN 1509 HE TRIED TO ESCAPE FROM IS CREDITOR FROM SANTO DOMINGO AND ENDED TO SETTLED IN PANAMA IN 1510 AND THE FIRST EUROPEAN TO SETTLED IN AMERICA . BALBOA WAS KNOWN ALL OVER THE  WORLD WITH ALL HIS ACCOMPLISNMENT AND THIS MONUMENT HERE IN PANAMA CITY FACING THE OCEAN AS A RECOGNITION FOR HIS ACHIEVEMENT AND ALL OVER AMERICA . A LOT PARK AND STREET NAMED AFTER HIM . BALBOA IS THE NAME OF MONETARY SYSTEM OF PANAMA. 

   CHURCHES ARE ALSO BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A CATHOLIC BECAUSE THEY ARE THE LANDMARK AND HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY. 

    THEY HAVE ALSO NATURAL PARK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VERY PROGRESSING CITY. A VERY NICE NATURA PARK AND WELL MAINTAIN TRAIL 2.2 kilometer FOR THE VISITOR TO HIKE ALL THE WAY TO TOP TO VIEW HIGH PROGRESSING CITY . ALL DO THE CITY IS VERY PROGRESSING IS NOT SAFE TO WALK AROUND THE LOW OR POOR AREA . THE GOOD THING IS THERE ARE A LOT OF POLICE PATROLING THE AREA TO WARN THE TOURIST NOT WALK ON THOSE AREA AND ITS UP TO YOU IF YOU WANT TO OBEY OR NOT. 

 THIS IS THE HOSTEL A VERY SECURED ESTABLISMENT WITH BIG  DOG HIGH CONCRETE WALL WITH BARBWIRE AND ELECTRIC WIREON THE TOP OF THE WALL. 

 THIS IS THE FISH MARKET WHERE FISHERMANT AND OTHER MERCHANT DOING THEIR BUSINESS AND THERE ARE SEVERAL SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AROUND. 

 THIS IS THE PEACEFUL SCENERY I HAVE WHILE EATING CEVICHE AND BOTTLE OF LOCAL BEER AND READY TO GO BACK TO THE HOSTEL FOR A GOOD COOL SHOWER. THE HOSTEL DONT PROVIDE HOT SHOWER BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

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