Panama celebrates its third consecutive Black Friday

portada-BlackFriday-ok_fmtBlack Friday is a custom born in the United States in the 1960s that corresponds to the last Friday of November, the day after Thanksgiving. For many, this date marks the opening of the holiday shopping season with many merchants offering significant discounts. The term references accounting jargon, since shops are said to pass from red to black … Continue reading

Tips for a healthy Thanksgiving


By Lauren Spicer

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all of the wonderful things in our lives. Family, friends, delicious food and good health are among our most common sources of gratitude. This Thanksgiving, treat your family and friends to delicious food that will benefit your health. Here are three simple tips for improving the healthful benefits of your Thanksgiving meal.

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What to do on Thanksgiving

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p. 24 thanksgiving_din_fmtThursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving Day, one of the most significant celebrations for the population of the United States that is currently taking more prominence in other countries such as Panama. It marks the commencement of the Christmas season and is also synonymous with shopping, since the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, a sales … Continue reading

Special deals for tourists

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p. 26 panama-shoping-t_fmtSpecial promotions are being launched every day to attract more customers from abroad to take advantage of the great benefits of Panama as a tourist center and shopping destination. For the 2014-2015 season the shopping centers, Multiplaza, Metromall and Albrook Mall will offer a large number of promotions in their establishments.

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Panama is for readers

Librería Cultural Panameña es una de las más antiguas con 50 años en el mercado.

Best places for buying books

When the landmark Librería Argosy shut its doors last year a huge void was left in the Panamanian book store scene. Though the old standby book purveyors never went away–Gran Morrison with enough bi-lingual choices to keep you current and Farmacias Arrocha whose wall of magazines provides hours of light reading–a new crop of book stores has taken … Continue reading

Advent calendar with a Advent calendar

Annie Cisneros with her Advent calendars.

The tradition of Advent calendars originated in Germany. The calendars are usually made of cardboard and have 24 small windows. The windows are to be opened on each day of December leading up to Christmas. Now you can buy hand-made Advent calendars with images of Panamanian culture. To order yours call 390-1727 / 6622-3384 or write

Seven tips to enjoy Black Friday

By Sarah de Guandique

p 1Ba_fmtOn Friday, November 28, for the third year in a row, Panama marks Black Friday, when the country’s shops swell with buyers looking for deep discounts and rebates. Here, The Visitor offers a few tips to help you make the most of your day of shopping.

1. Familiarize yourself with the … Continue reading