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Travel Blogs from Panama City
Although I spent a week in Panama City, I did very little in the way of tourism. The first thing to do was getting everything washed to take out the lovely sea smell all my clothes now held. Next I dried out all my other stuff, nothing was permanently damaged except for a few cables. The first full day we had in the city, we went to a giant supermarket, where after 5 ********ths, I finally splashed out on some Feta cheese. We noticed that a lot of the brands ...
... why a wider and longer third lane canal is being built.
How does the locks work?
It takes 26 million gallons of fresh water each time a lock is filled or emptied.
54 foot of water from the upper to lower chambers. 27 feet ...
... it appeared as if the ship’s chimneys might hit it!
As the Legend of the Seas cruised down the narrow canal, the “Panama Canal Authority” boats followed us along on each side of the ship. We were well on our way to the first set of locks, the “Miraflores Locks”!
... bus back into town and they said ok hop in we will take you to the next stop. Not really sure what was going on or how to say no we jumped in. They dropped us off and we waited for the bus. 2 minutes later one of them came back to say that he had been sent to take us to the next stop as apparently they had dropped off at the wrong one. We headed off again and were soon at the next stop feeling pretty bemused at this point about it all. Finally ...
When I arrived at the Hostel I was greeted by Patrick, he is one of the purveyors of the hostel. He invited me to join him and his soon to arrive friends for a barbecue. So I turned back around on my even sorer feet and bought something to barbecue, coke, and some flip flops for my feet to relax and recover in. I was glad I had the rum and beers because his friends came prepared and I ended up being up past midnight shooting the breeze with a bunch of people I couldn't remember the names of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility