I came during the rainy season, so it rained almost every day but the rain only lasted about an hour. So I never really had any issues with the weather because one moment you would look out the window and it’s pouring rain, the next moment it’s as beautiful and sunny as it can get (sounds a lot like Chicago). But what is extremely unique about Panama is that you are literally connected to the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Caribbean. So you can imagine the awesome beaches that are within an hour radius from Panama City. So far we (the 4 ISU students here) have gone to Casco Viejo, a very traditional and historic district of Panama City, where we got to try different restaurants. We also went to Colon which is a city of its own, but has many beautiful beaches and forests, we ended up zip-lining and it was simply amazing and affordable. However, living here near QLU in Bella Vista, I can simply cross the street and walk along the coastline in the heart of the city. They have a bunch of soccer and basketball courts where people just get together and play, I play soccer here with locals very often. In addition to that, we went to a movie theater in SoHo Mall where the seats can be pushed back and adjusted based on your comfort level, and the waiter is one button push away, they literally serve everything to your seat during the movie. It was amazing. There are still many places that I have yet to explore, which I am planning on getting to sooner or later.