Courtyard by Marriott Panama Real Hotel
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Took the 6am flight from Portland and changed planes in Houston. Before boarding the flight from Houston to Panama City we had to have our passports validated and were required to buy a tourist card for $5 each person. The flight to Panama City was uneventful and the total travel time from PDX to PTY was around 8 hours. Panama time is 3 hours ahead …
... was very different to anything we had seen, and actually as we came further south, the visual impact of the countries appeared further and further removed from their native roots all the way to Panama, a positively cosmopolitan, westernised city.
We have been trying to decide on our favourite country and have chosen El Salvador, probably because it was so far removed from our (not very high) expectations. And then we tried to choose our top three spots and eventually ...
... of the world (after the golden gate bridge). The taxi ride back was funny as the driver offered to get us prostitutes and viagra. After a couple of days in Panama city we decided to head further west. Overall I wasn't a massive fan of the city as it was so dirty and overcrowded.
We headed to the Lost & Found hostel, which is basically an Eco hostel located in the middle of a cloud forest. We ended up busing there - anther funny thing about Panama is that I did not meet a ...
... prices! Guess this is the most touristy place in the most expensive place in Panama. We watched superman at the cinema in the afternoon. I feel it could have been improved if he had continued his rescues shirtless and not bothered with the shave. But hey! Not everyone can be Wolverine! As usual this was a comprimise, I refused to watch the fast and the furious 6004 and Andy would have fallen asleep in The Great ...
... walked around you could see many groups of working men laying a brick road. One thing is for sure - this will become well known to tourists from everywhere pretty soon.
After our big day of exploring (not really, all this only took about 5 hours!), back to the hotel for beers and chats with Luiz again, then a quick visit to our new favourite greek restaurant and bed... Need to catch our 2nd last bus tomorrow....
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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