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PanamaTipico.com presents paper at Digital Past 2017 Conference, in Wales


[Our trip started in Paris, a city which main tourist attractions, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, we were able to visit on a one-day stopover.]

Our trip started in Paris, a city which main tourist attractions, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, we were able to visit on a one-day stopover.


[Next, we made a four-hour visit to the Louvre Museum.]

Next, we made a four-hour visit to the Louvre Museum.


[The Eiffel Tower could not be left out of our multi-hour walk through the City of Light.]

The Eiffel Tower could not be left out of our multi-hour walk through the City of Light.


[We also visited the Arc de Triomphe, another main sight of Paris.]

We also visited the Arc de Triomphe, another main sight of Paris.


[We capped the day with a typically French dish: Escargots.]

We capped the day with a typically French dish: Escargots.


[After Paris, we arrived at Newport, seat of the conference. The first sight that attracted our attention was the clock tower of the Civic Centre.]

After Paris, we arrived at Newport, seat of the conference. The first sight that attracted our attention was the clock tower of the Civic Centre.


[This city is located on the banks of the River Usk, which presents a significant variation of its water level depending on the tide.]

This city is located on the banks of the River Usk, which presents a significant variation of its water level depending on the tide.


[The moment for our presentation at the Digital Past 2017 arrived. Ours was the only Latin American project presented.]

The moment for our presentation at the Digital Past 2017 arrived. Ours was the only Latin American project presented.


[After the conference, we took a tour of Newport.]

After the conference, we took a tour of Newport.


[There are many statues and monuments in the city streets, such as this one.]

There are many statues and monuments in the city streets, such as this one.


[The residencial areas of the old part of the city look straight out of a Charles Dickens' story.]

The residencial areas of the old part of the city look straight out of a Charles Dickens' story.


[Located on the top of a hill dominating the city, the Newport Cathedral is another impressive attraction of the city.]

Located on the top of a hill dominating the city, the Newport Cathedral is another impressive attraction of the city.


[At the end of the day, we had a very British dish: Fish and Chips]

At the end of the day, we had a very British dish: Fish and Chips


[Before leaving Wales, we visited its capital city, Cardiff.]

Before leaving Wales, we visited its capital city, Cardiff.


[The most impressive sight in Cardiff is its well preserved castle.]

The most impressive sight in Cardiff is its well preserved castle.


[That night we traveled to London. We began the next day with a traditional English Breakfast, complete with Pork and Beans.]

That night we traveled to London. We began the next day with a traditional English Breakfast, complete with Pork and Beans.


[Before going back to Panama, we had a free day in London. We took advantage of it to visit  representative places such as Buckingham Palace.]

Before going back to Panama, we had a free day in London. We took advantage of it to visit representative places such as Buckingham Palace.


[The Big Ben is another icon of the city we were able to see while walking abount Westminster.]

The Big Ben is another icon of the city we were able to see while walking abount Westminster.


[At the end of the day, we reached the Tower Bridge, another famous monument in London.]

At the end of the day, we reached the Tower Bridge, another famous monument in London.


[Our brief London tour ended at the Tower of London. The next day, very early in the morning, we began our return trip to Panama.]

Our brief London tour ended at the Tower of London. The next day, very early in the morning, we began our return trip to Panama.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2017-04-12

As part of our work dealing with heritage of Panama, from time to time, we participate in international conferences as speakers. This time, we traveled to Newport, Wales, UK, to present a paper at the Digital Past 2017 Conference, which took place at the city of Newport.

We began our academic trip with a 24-hour stopover at Paris. Of course, we took advantage of it to visit iconic places such as The Pantheon, University of Paris - La Sorbonne, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Les Invalides, Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

After Paris, we arrived at Newport, where the conference was to be held. This city is located in South Wales, on the banks of the River Usk. From Roman and Medieval origins, it grew during the Industrial Revolution.

Our presentation was well received at the conference and we were able to network with some researchers and heritage enthusiasts among the attendance. After the conference, we visited some sights in Newport such as its Cathedral, the city center, castle and bridges. Also, we made a visit to nearby Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. There, we were impressed by its castle.

Our last stop before leaving for Panama was London. There, we hike around the main attractions such as Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben, Whitehall and Downing streets, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus, the British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

After such a busy week, we returned to Panama very satisfied with our participation at the conference and other cultural activities. We thank the organizers of Digital Past 2017, our friends Mr. Eraclides Amaya and the members of Folcloristas de Panama group, and our sponsors at Melo, for supporting our projects.


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