Portobelo
Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-21 - stands selling Chorizo sausage and a fried plantain called Patacon ready for the pilgrims and the festivities of the Black Christ

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-21 – stands selling Chorizo sausage and a fried plantain called Patacon ready for the pilgrims and the festivities of the Black Christ

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-21 – stands selling Chorizo sausage and a fried plantain called Patacon ready for the pilgrims and the festivities of the Black Christ a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Panama, Portobe lo2008-10-20 - penitents walking to Portobelo along the roads, dressed in purple robes (taken through a tinted bus window - sorry!)

Panama, Portobe lo2008-10-20 – penitents walking to Portobelo along the roads, dressed in purple robes (taken through a tinted bus window – sorry!)

Panama, Portobe lo2008-10-20 – penitents walking to Portobelo along the roads, dressed in purple robes (taken through a tinted bus window – sorry!) a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 - A penitent is walking to the town to pray to the Black Christ, carrying a huge cross. He had to walk several days and relied on donations for food and shelter (taken through a bus with tinted glass)

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – A penitent is walking to the town to pray to the Black Christ, carrying a huge cross. He had to walk several days and relied on donations for food and shelter (taken through a bus with tinted glass)

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – A penitent is walking to the town to pray to the Black Christ, carrying a huge cross. He had to walk several days and relied on donations for food and shelter (taken through a bus with tinted glass) a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 - Several pilgrims posed for me in their purple robes. The pilgrimage takes days on foot with no supplies. People donate food and shelter along the way. Tonight they will party, drink and enjoy.

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – Several pilgrims posed for me in their purple robes. The pilgrimage takes days on foot with no supplies. People donate food and shelter along the way. Tonight they will party, drink and enjoy.

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – Several pilgrims posed for me in their purple robes. The pilgrimage takes days on foot with no supplies. People donate food and shelter along the way. Tonight they will party, drink and enjoy. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 - looking down from the customs house the San Geronimo stands guard. The town was once a rich gold transhipment center and was attacked by pirates often.

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – looking down from the customs house the San Geronimo stands guard. The town was once a rich gold transhipment center and was attacked by pirates often.

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – looking down from the customs house the San Geronimo stands guard. The town was once a rich gold transhipment center and was attacked by pirates often. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Sir Walter Drake died just off the coast here trying to take this rich...
Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 - a Kuna woman from the San Blas islands was selling Molas near the church.

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – a Kuna woman from the San Blas islands was selling Molas near the church.

Panama, Portobelo 2008-10-20 – a Kuna woman from the San Blas islands was selling Molas near the church. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Panama, Portobello 2008-10-20 - The Black Christ who is the subject of pilgrimages that were to take place the day after our visit when the village of 3000 swells to 40,000 penitents and revelers

Panama, Portobello 2008-10-20 – The Black Christ who is the subject of pilgrimages that were to take place the day after our visit when the village of 3000 swells to 40,000 penitents and revelers

Panama, Portobello 2008-10-20 – The Black Christ who is the subject of pilgrimages that were to take place the day after our visit when the village of 3000 swells to 40,000 penitents and revelers a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter