As a traveler, teaching English in a foreign country is an appealing way to trot to globe — yet my motivations for coming to Panama go beyond this. My primary inspirations were my own Spanish professors who made opportunities like this possible for me.
Surrounding the Biomuseo in Panama City, I found myself intrigued by these abandoned spaces along the Amador Causeway. As a stranger who worked the area approached me, we chatted while I guided us away back to the main road.
He told me the once occupied houses and businesses were taken over by squatters. Yet since then, they were shooed from the area and all that remains are empty shells covered in graffiti and old products from business operations.
In further investigation, I found an astounding article that tells the story behind this place: http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/03/03/the-living-american-ghost-towns-of-panama/