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... and coffee at the Ubersee buffet and were on Deck 9, at the bow again by 8am. It was a slow and steady progress as we gradually approached the harbour. I counted at least 50 ships all at anchor. We had an onboard commentary and we were told that the majority of ships using the canal were container ships, the bulk carriers, cargo ships and tankers. Only 2% were cruise ships.
There was a huge container ship, the Cap Hatteras, in front of us and as we ...
Panama City was a last minute addition to our world tour itinerary. Because of the recent volcano activity in Cartago Costa Rica, and since we had already dodged a couple of natural disasters on our trip (the volcano eruption near Bariloche and the earthquake in Nepal), we decided not to tempt fate and play it safe. We chose Panama City as our alternate destination because it was geographically close to Costa Rica and easy to get to, but also because this was our last chance ...
... That evening, also as luck would have it, the city's fourth best restaurant (according to TripAdvisor) was just around the other corner. We made a reservation for about 7:30 and with that our luck turned a little south. Specifically, as we were seated they mentioned that a pig was being cooked outside, Panamanian style, and it would be ready soon. Unfortunately when Craig went outside to inspect it the chef indicated that it would ...
... get to see one go through! I guess we have a reason to come back. A little further down the causeway we got some cheap pizza and watched some cruise ship tenders ferry passengers from two massive ships to the dock. If all I saw of Panama was the junky dock and fake-tiki restaurants around it I'd leave with a very poor impression. Cruises are always tempting because they're so stinking cheap but you just have to give up too much. Every time I start looking ...
... Quite a day, and basically we had seen the entire city.
Our evening was spent in mellow revelry with a great meal and some hearty drinks punctuated by the cacophony from the wild love-birds who hang out in the trees on the avenue. Alan was so tickled. We miss Elmo.
So today was pretty much a free day. We grabbed the big red Hop-me bus where we originally intended to the day before and rode it in the other direction, through the neighborhoods ...