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Travel Blogs from Panama City
... people, and they were like "I have no idea. Just show up and have a good time." OK, but you know as an American, I need a plan, damnit! So after hunting online for at least 45 minutes, I finally found ONE PAGE on the official Panama tourism website that had some basic info to at least get me started. Can you imagine having a major international event in the U.S. and there is a one pager on a website that is not even search ...
We had fun in Panama City. Coming from next to the 'Darien Gap’ in the middle of nowhere on the Colombian coast where there were no roads to speak of made for quite the culture shock when we were suddenly in amongst acres of skyscrapers, flyovers, Wendy’s, Hooters, Dairy Queens and Burger Kings. It was very much a case of 'and now for something completely different.’ But first we had to get there, which was quite an adventure in itself!
... rising as in elevators and it raises the ships from sea
level to the level of Gatun Lake, 26 meters above sea level. Then
the locks opened, and with the mules guiding, the ship slowly inched
ahead, now lowered to sea level.
The water (52 million gallons) used to
raise the vessels in each set of locks is obtained from Gatun Lake by
gravity and poured into the locks through the main culvert system
that extends under ...
Local Beer: Panama Beer, Balboa
Casco Viejo - $26 per night for a private room, fan, broom & brekkie included. They were amazing to let us cancel a night that we booked incorrectly & also they let us check in at 6AM after our night bus!
Meals: $2 - $3
... which was just across the road. I walked across to the shopping mall, so far Panama City didn't look any different to say Melbourne. the shopping centre was big & bright, just like shopping centers in Australia. I managed to find the ATM quickly, but then thought I might see a movie. Thor 2 was on in 10 minutes so I got my supplies, popcorn & coke and bought my ticket. Now ...