Radisson Colon 2000 Hotel & Casino
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... cement wall. What a tight fit.
· There has been talk about a new, THIRD canal in Nicaragua that is being proposed by one Chinese entrepreneur with an estimated cost of 250 billion dollars to complete. Decisions are still pending on a go-ahead.
Panama is now off my bucket list, so it’s on to the next one. I’ve been reasonably fortunate in the Westerdam casino as of late, so I decided that before ...
... I actually beat them due to traffic and I found another biker to team up with...mtn bike team :D. So thankful to my friends who we're more than amazing...they drove the 2 hours out and back on his birthday weekend and even saved me a Chocorama as a reward, yeah!
All that training and I was ready for the big day...well at least I hoped so...with no elevation map...I went in blind...and I almost didn´t even have a ride to the start!
The ride ...
... ever! It was a nice 30-40 minute drive from Panamá. You take the Corredor Norte (with a toll card) and a left at the round about in Colon....some how you find the sign and road leading there (we looked for San Lorenzo...which is the Castle beyond the canal).
The Gatun Locks cost $5 to enter (versus $15 in Miraflores), you get to see prettier water, and big ships really close up plus a short video on its history. Unfortunately you miss out ...
... most marginal way from this. In Colon corruption and weak Governance has led to "Gangs" controlling most of the town and there are warnings everywhere for tourists and locals not to wander the streets.
There is a "Free Trade Zone" in the centre of the city where there is tax free shopping and the whole precinct is surrounded by a huge wall and access is strictly controlled. I can walk through and ...
... fit in the expanded canal is 'Panamax'. Southampton can already accommodate Panamax ships. Liverpool is being expanded to cater for Panamax ships by the end of 2015.
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There was much excitement and activity on board before dawn ...