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... System (PC/UMS) tons. By 2008, more than 815,000 vessels had passed through the canal, many of them much larger than the original planners could have envisioned; the largest ships that can transit the canal today are called Panamax. ...
... is lush greenery all around the canal. We did not see many birds as I thought maybe we would. The canal that is being built was suppose to be ready in 2014, but has been delayed. Maybe they are using the same contractors as from The Big Dig. It may be scheduled to be opened in either 2015 or 2016.
There is a lot of traffic waiting to go through the canals, large freighters and oil tankers are the main ones that we saw, along with ...
Miles 8 Total 16,228
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 ...
... just beautiful.
I picked up a small piece of art at a local market – it was a pink flamingo painted onto a tiny feather, mounted on black felt, in an ornate gold frame. I have a growing collection of art from all over the world and when I finally buy my flat next year, I’ll have lots of memories to remind me of all these wonderful places I’ve visited. I also try and find a fridge magnate ...
... joke in Panama). The plaza is dirty but beautiful, and you can find many a shoe shiner snoozing during the heat of the day.
We fell in love with the cultural energy surging in the plaza, on the weekends especially, where we saw traditional dance, capoeira, dramadies, singers, and all kinds of odd balls showcasing whatever talent they had. Meeting up with some friends from Chitre made the experience even better in the city, and we also managed to catch a film ...
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