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Travel Blogs from Panama City
Panama City flight over was ok watched Argo, Django unchained and the impossible which made the 10 and a half hrs, ahem fly by. We flew into Panama City on the Carribean side of the Panama Canal and from the air it looked like D-Day with the sea full of boats waiting their turn to join the canal. Panama City from the air looked very modern with …
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Woke up Saturday am to torrential rain so, after talking to Jayne on Skype packed the bike and headed for the Panama House Hostel, all the bikers sailing on the Stahlratte, were meeting at for ridind to the boat on Monday am. After a very confusing ride through heavy traffic and roadworks eventually rode about 8 miles to arrive at a place about 1-5 miles away.
Once here met Paul ...
... I was reminded that day as I am several days a week when we preach in the ghettos of the city what a privileged existence I was born into. Many of the people we find in areas of the city such as Barazza, Chorillo, Calidonia, Curundu and Santa Ana have never known what it’s like to grow up with two parents who love you. They’ve never known what it’s like to live in a quiet neighborhood free of violence. They don’t know what it’s like to wake ...
... needed to head back to the hostel. Embarrassingly enough we spent the afternoon looking around the huge shopping malls, getting a dose of western civilization after so long without it.
That evening we had a bit of a dinner party with some of our hostel mates. We cooked (Or rather I should say had cooked for us) a huge pasta bake between about 10 of us and then played some Uno and Cranium, ...
... it costs $135/berth to pass through the canal and $105/unoccupied berth and will cost the Statendam approx $250,000 for this passage. It will take about 8 hours and we will begin the journey at about 6:30 a.m. We are excited to witness it. We will, of course, take pictures.
Yesterday we saw two huge schools of dolphins cavorting just off the side of the ship during lunch. So fun to watch.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking