All posts tagged: tour

5 Things to Do in Panama

We only had one week to explore Panama so we had to be selective about what we could see. Here are my five favorite things we did during our stay. 1. EXPLORE CASCO VIEJO NEIGHBORHOOD Stroll the narrow streets of Casco Viejo and take in the colonial architecture. Check out the Presidential Palace, Plaza Herrera, Iglesia de San Jose and the National Theatre. End the day with dinner at The Fish Market, a food truck nestled inside the ruins of a colonial building. All of their dishes are under $10. 2. HAVE LUNCH AT MERCADO DEL MARISCO  A quick walk from Casco Viejo, the fish market is a great place for lunch. For $5.00 you get a satisfying lunch for two consisting of two cups of fresh ceviche and two local beers. Once you’re done with your lunch, walk around to see the catch of the day, men cleaning fish and preparing ceviche. 3. VISIT A NGABE CHOCOLATE FARM  The Oreba Chocolate Tour in Almirante is run by indigenous Ngabe farmers. The guide takes you on a great hike of a …

Prince Edward County Wine Tour

For the Canada Day (July 1st) long weekend, we decided to visit the Prince Edward County and check out some vineyards. We chose The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery mainly because we liked the menu options listed on their website. To get there we drove through the town of Picton and followed the Taste Trail west. Prince Edward County is beautiful this time of year with blooming fields and green pastures resembling a post card. Our experience at The Grange was great. This winery opened in 2004 and it’s the third oldest winery in PEC. While we were waiting for the wine tour to start we got to sample some of their wines. I really liked the 2011 Pinot Gris while my boyfriend enjoyed the 2007 Grange Diana Block Pinot Noir. The tour only took 20 minutes and we got to see the vineyard’s processing and storage facilities. After the tour we ordered a picnic basket for lunch and ate on one of the picnic tables overlooking the beautiful vineyard grounds. The pickled asparagus was delicious …