Melia Panama Canal
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- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Refrigerator in room
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... to know it if it suits them. It is a bit of a puzzle where to start. We go to Seaboard first. Abdul is there but clearly not well briefed by the man in Panama City. The first thing he does is present a bill of 901,- usd for shipping. But shipping was included in the price we paid in Cartagena. Phonecalls, people going up and down with forms, the rest waiting. Indeed. That was included. So go to Aduanas Francefield, get the papers stamped, come back tomorrow and you ...
... lady overhears our question and says she works there and she can help. She is Susana Olguin, a lovely woman who is an agent to Internacional Seguros and although she does not supply this specific product that is usually only sold at the landborders she helps us get it. We spend at least two half days in her office while she makes the phonecalls and completes the forms. Her assistant, Celia, is a very nice woman ...
... and head out to where people are lined up for the bus. But to get on the bus I need to have a metro card. Where do I buy a metro card? Well... the stores that sell them don't open for another 2 hours! Finally I manage to flag down a bus that lets me pay cash... Head to the bus station... hop on the first bus to Colon. I'd visited Colon back in 2004. Back then I arrived late at night, and wandered the streets looking for a place to stay. I asked a fellow who showed me ...
... the bus pickup some 7 km (a little over 4 miles) from my apartment - through the party area with my head down in shame (iīm sure they didnīt even notice or remember). At the pickup I ran into some bikers I knew and we chatted as we waited to load the bikes and get on the bus. The ride to Colon is a bit over an hour so I tried to sleep but it didnīt work so well as I chatted intermittently with the girl next to me. When I first sat down she said hey your...I ...
... this is the expansion of the canal but we decided to skip it, well I decided, because we had spent an easy 3 hours at the locks...easily...it is quite amazing to watch the gates fill, drain, open, close and massive boats pass in front of you. Imagine if there was a museum...it would have been a whole day trip alone! The expansion will have to wait another visit...soon as it should be done this year.
With a large green light at the ...