Le Meridien Panama
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... and Costa Rica. Through a bit of Spanglais and sign language we eventually got there and I obtained a ticket. Sorted! Back through the mall, I headed to the taxi rank and jumped in the first one available.
'Miraflores Locks' I said and checked the price was US$10 (as that was what the hotel had advised). We dropped another passenger off on the way and the driver, Julio then drove me right up to the visitor centre at the canal. He was certainly touting for ...
... 6 pm. We changed two hours in time zones, we are now the same time as CDT. It is past peak holiday season here in Panama. We had a delicious meal at Pencas restaurant of Panamanian seafood. We really prefer the Panamanian food over the Argentine food. We loved the visit to Argentina, Uruguay and short trip to Brazil but are really happy to be back in Panama, our second home as Carlos ...
... a week or so ago could have been even better! Anyway, I digress. We reached Gamboa at about 2pm and returned to the original Panama Canal in the form of a canal, rather than a lake covering a canal. Galliard Cut took us within 50 yards of Central (North) America to our right and the same distance to South America to our left. Several trains passed us on the South American side where the hillside was set back in steep terraces where the canal had ...
... the world have transited the Canal. It operates twenty-four hours a day allowing more than 14,000 vessels a year passage. The Canal utilizes a workforce of over 9,500 people. With the addition of a third set of locks, The Canal is being enlarged to accommodate the bigger ships and more traffic. The new Panama Canal Locks will be 427 meters long and 55 meters wide, the size of four football fields.
All through the Canal one ...
... walking the rest of the way down there was my lovely Jules, with a big smile on his face and the camera out having videoed the exact moment I stacked and having heard the synchronised 'oooohs' and 'ouches' from the bus behind him. I had scratches on my face and wrist and was covered in volcano dust but was nonetheless grateful that my teeth were all intact. After two nights in Leon we were ready to push on. After crossing two borders on 8 separate chicken buses we felt ...