Entrance to Circus......
Notice the dead grass, this is the dry season in Panama
Tent with animals
Camels and Elephants
Posing with hunky performers.....and Renato.....
Yes I do realize it's just a photo!
Clyde dreaming about Cat Ladies
Along the side of the road in the little village of Coloncito, sat the large, colorful tents of "Circo de Renato." We parked the car and joined the crowds that were standing around admiring the animals who looked rather undernourished to me. Among them were elephants, zebras, horses, camels, tigers and a kangaroo too. "Boleto's" or tickets to the circus were $5, $10 or $15 depending on where one wanted to sit. We paid just $5 each being jubilados (retirees) but were directed to the cheap seating area anyway. Seats were orange, plastic seats with backs on them which turned out to be a nice surprise as we'd expected wooden bleachers. All seats no matter the price had a great view of the ring since they were elevated in the huge, nicely built tent. In a world where locals live on little money, I thought ticket prices were rather high. Not to mention the tons of junk food, toys, photo's and other stuff they were selling once inside to get more money out of people.
The worst "raspaduro" ever.....a snow cone topped with a jelly-like syrup
and sweetened condensed milk. Way too sweet....the Panamanians make them much better!!
Good thing we only bought one!
Ladies dressed in Funky Cat Suits.....in a cage because they're dangerous
Or to keep Clyde away?
Renato being silly
Michael Jackson is Alive.....traveling with a Mexican circus!
Michael Jackson character doing stunts
Renato again.....interrupting the trampoline act
Camels performing and Renato
Horses....and yes Renato again
Clyde thought this might be one of the illusive "zonkey's?"......
Half donkey, half zebra? But we all know Clyde's not quite right!
Elephants.....and guess who that is?
A kangaroo boxing with Renato.....Clyde thought this was hysterical
The kangaroo kept kicking him, looked painful.....
perhaps he's had enough of this guy?