Continental Hotel & Casino
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TravelPod Member ReviewsContinental Hotel & Casino Panama City
O hotel é bom mas o trânsito na rua é infernal e as buzinas que não param de tocar incomoda bastante.
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... out? A series of locks. The ships go through an elevator like series of water locks using gravity to raise the 500 tonne plus ships. Very slow, but quite interesting.
So while it may have been boring to watch ships pass through, it was very educational and it felt like you were on a school trip.
Later on we visited the historical Casco Viejo, the 'old Panama city' if you will, where we observed historical buildings, ruins of ...
... local IPA's at Friday's restaurant.
Monday saw us back on the road, heading north on a four lane highway, and enjoying the scenery - lots of trees, and orange/red corrugated iron roofs. Late afternoon saw us checking into a hotel at Playa Las Lajas - a good room for four, good food and a quiet sleep, plus a run and a swim on straight beach with virtually no one else around - the blessings of being off season!
Tuesday should see us in Costa Rica!
... we doubt we would be able to afford this stunning neighbourhood in a few months time. Driving through the high-rise cityscape of Panama City earlier, we scoffed at the plethora of American restaurants and shops lining the streets like Hard Rock Cafe and TGI Fridays. However, tears of happiness lined Jenn's eyes when we entered the first cafe/deli in Casco Viejo only to be greeted with some of her favourite American brands. After indulging in 'proper' Rueben and BLT ...
... the populace is here but I'd hazard a guess that for many its religious overtones have probably been forgotten or pushed into the background.
Anyway we are tossing up the idea of sailing out to the Los Perlas (a group of nearby islands) for a few days whilst we wait for our gear to arrive. We've done virtually everything we can to prepare the yacht for the long passages ahead so we might as well take the opportunity to see something of ...
... out the old town and from there towards the grungy working class district to the north. It was on the night time no-go list but in the day it was vibrant with life and plenty (perhaps an alarming number) of police around so it felt reasonably safe. Already there is one this I really hate about this part of the world... its all the no-go areas. All the scaremongering talk, and I don't doubt these areas are dangerous (one guy in the hostel was ...