Quirky Living Note: I have, early in our visit to Panama, mentioned some pretty dangerous walking situations, even in our tree-lined upscale neighborhood. The most surprising are the square or rectangular holes in the sidewalk caused by the theft of the metal covers over the gas meters. They look like they have been uncovered for a long time. If you tripped into one of the holes you could surely expect a broken ankle or worse. My suspicion is that the covers have been stolen by those who would resell them to recyclers.