It splits the Americas and connects two of the world’s great oceans. Where else could you surf the Pacific and sail the Caribbean in the same day? It’s only in Panama. This weekend, we’re broadcasting from Panama City at the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama. Hear from expats, restaurateurs, historians, publishers and let’s not forget a local (American) craft brewer about what sets their country apart.
Pay close attention because some of these folks will pop up as part of the Hidden Gems of Panama, debuting next week. Check out Peter’s Behind the Scenes slideshow.
Live Stream the Show with this link from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Featured guests include:
James Peebles, Portobelo Bay Foundation, describes his organization mission to preserve and celebrate the local culture of Portobelo and uplift the community through art and music.
Brad Kraus, beer crafter at La Rana Dorado, shares how the artisanal beer community is growing in Panama and the launch of Panama City’s first Craft Brewery Festival.
Omar Ching, VIP tour guide in Panama City, looks at how you can break away from the Panama City crowds and visit some of the indigenous tribes.
Carlos Weil, art historian and curator of the Weil Gallery, talks about his work keeping authentic art and culture alive in Panama.
Blayne Ladner, owner of Super Gourmet, offers a culinary tour of Casco Viejo and his favorite local recipes.
Rosalind Baitel, owner of the Promises and Treasures boutique, shares why she left behind her life in the U.S. to launch a local boutique in Panama.
Patrick Maurin, executive chef for the Trump Ocean Club, discusses some of the most authentic Panamanian foods and his favorite local recipes.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com