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Travel Blogs from Panama City
... br> - 77 Kilometers from one side to the other
-85 ft. above sea level
- Contrary to popular belief that the one ocean is higher than the other, the locks (elevators) to raise or lower the ships are because the man-made canal goes over top of mountains.
-The entire Canal is fresh water to kill any bacteria or microorganisms that could otherwise transfer from one ...
... have nicknamed "Little Dubai." This is where Trump built the tallest building called Trump Tower (how original) and it resembles Barj Al Arab. Also, 2 man made islands are being created for luxury homes. The government is wanting to attract retires from all over Central America to live here. Anyone over the age of 65 who buys a home will not have property taxes for the first 20 years.
In most other parts Panama City is a concrete and wire jungle ...
... you can stand in an old colonial town and look across the bay to an impressive new modern city. There is great food, and all the other trappings of a western city, but all in all its a fairly limited city in terms of tourism.
*Disclaimer......I KNOW my speeling etc is AWFUL, but in my defense the spainsh kepboards and spell check dont help me, I apologise for hurting your brains
... god! To top it off, our hosts Luiz and Angela were very accommodating and great to talk to.
The usual search for a place to eat - we found an awesome Greek restaurant - it was like we were eating it for the very first time. We stuffed ourselves to bursting point, washing it down firstly with a Mythos, then with our first Panama cerveza. After a long day, we decided to call it quits and headed for bed.
The next morning there was still no sign of Cam's bag, so ...
... them all day), and the gym was good. The architecture was still a bit outlandish, but the designer, Joe Farcus, had toned it down eight years later (this boat was launched in 2004) from when he designed the, then new, Inspiration that we sailed on in 1996.
What didn’t we like? The first couple of days we went to the various shows, bars, events etc., and even went to the Casino for the Cruise Critic slot pull (the only time we went to the ...