Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ciudad del Saber

Hola amigos!

Today we visited Ciudad del Saber(the City of Knowledge). What was once a US military outpost has now become a bustling hub of Panamanian knowledge. The government of Panama has taken great pride in this establishment making it a center for learning.
 Contrary to what this photo suggests, this is our only class being held in an actual classroom. Most of our days consist of visiting sites around Panama City.

 Dean Berger dropping some knowledge on our eager minds. He has worked his voice hoarse making us aware of the full scope of the social and technological significance of the Canal de Panama. Thank you, Dean Berger. We hope your voice feels better soon so that you can further impart your insight upon us.

 As can be seen this 'City of Knowledge' gives the appearance of the institutional American infrastructure it sprang from. These buildings which once housed the barracks and offices of the military contingent on the Isthmus, are now the homes of Panamanian schools and businesses.

The rest of the day was much less enthusing as students worked diligently on their second persuasive essays. Many being driven to the edge of madness in their attempt to create a proper representation of sentiments on or around the canal in its earliest years. Keep it up, boys and girls, there are only a few days left.

Photo credits: Daniel Arango
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Stay classy Panama City.
-Matt and Daniel

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