Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama

Richard Quest, an English journalist best known for his reporting on CNN, recently launched a new video series called Quest’s World of Wonder, where he travels the globe to explore interesting places and meet fascinating people.

Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama

Traveling is not just about seeing places with the most likes or getting iconic photos. It’s about finding a city’s DNA, meeting people who share its secrets. It’s about making discoveries that wow you and make you feel like a child again.

Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama Trailer

Watch Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama full episode here.

On Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama, the 23-minute episode starts with the following Édgar Ramírez quote:

Panama is a country that’s been dealing with issues of identity since its very birth…

Following the quote, viewers see images from the Panama Canal, Portobelo and Panama Viejo while Richard Quest narrates:

Through the morning mist, it all becomes clear. A land so rich, so perfectly positioned between oceans Atlantic and Pacific; so advantageous, conquerors have sought possession for centuries. The place where life’s colors are rich and the water is the life blood of Panama City.

Quests World of Wonder Panama Viejo

 

Quest embarks upon his journey to Panama City, Panama at the mouth of the Panama Canal.

As Quest travels along the Panama Canal under the Bridge of the Americas, he comments that:

I’ll admit before this trip I knew very little about Panama City, besides the obvious; the eponymous canal, the dictator General Noriega and the scandal of the Panama Papers.

Now I want to understand the DNA of this place, and I quickly realize the isthmus of Panama is, of course, a bridge; a land bridge between North and South America, a water bridge between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and a cultural bridge bringing together all societies.

As a result, Panama is in the middle, and that’s created an identity crisis here… Who and what are the Panamanians?

Quests World of Wonder Panama Canal

 

Richard Quest in Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama

Quest proceeds to explore Casco Viejo, where he tries on various Panama Hats and visits a variety of points of interest belong to the Casco Viejo walking tour.

Quests World of Wonder Panama Hat

Quests World of Wonder El Arco Chato Casco Viejo Panama

Quests World of Wonder Casco Viejo Panama

Quests World of Wonder Casco Viejo Panama City Panama

Quests World of Wonder Santa Maria La Antigua Basilica Cathedral Casco Viejo Panama

Casco Viejo Panama Quests World of Wonder

Watch Quest’s World of Wonder – Panama City, Panama full episode here.