Tuesday, January 17 2012 @ 03:33 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Ground Zero For Tourist District: There are many hotels in this area - including the El Panama, Continental, Veneto, Torres de Alba, Las Vegas, Victoria, Metro Hotel, Coral Suites, Suites Ambassador, Marbella, Toscana Inn, and the Grenada - all within one block. There are also many rental car businesses, restaurants, and other establishments catering to the tourists. So, when the sewer pipe gets clogged, these thousands of tourists find themselves on their dream vacation in Panama, having to hop, skip and jump over piles of human feces and reams of dirty used toilet paper running down the street in front of their hotel. When the IDAAN finally comes (it always takes them at least five days to get a crew to look at the problem) they just punch out the blockage and go away. Sooner or later the sewer line gets clogged again, and it's back to "Shit River in El Cangrejo." Eventually the government should probably dig up the street and replace the entire sewage pipe because the one that's down there now is completely collapsed. There are similar situations in different neighborhoods all over town. Crumbling infrastructure. But this one really stinks. Check out the video. You'll like it. No shit.
Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.