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If you needed a sign that Panama is now a recognised international tourist destination, the big red double decker buses, which began to ply Panama City streets this year, have provided it. Seasoned travellers know that most major destination cities offer the hop on, hop off service.
That is the reason we chose to put a bus on the cover of this issue. Panama has “arrived”.
The concept and design of the cover was difficult because we originally wanted to photograph a bus in conjunction with a view, or a noted tourist attraction. But in the end the obvious course finally dawned on us — just feature the bus; it is quite photogenic enough. A palm tree with a blue sky was the backdrop for the shoot at the Fort Amador Resort and Marina where the bus stops just outside the Duty Free area.