Travel Blogs from Panama City
The flight from Canada to Panama was an adventurous one. Due to the snow storm in Toronto, we were delayed for four hours, and missed our connection in Newark. A one night stay at the Wyndham airport hotel in Newark ($100 /double) was required. A good sleep in Newark helped us with the transition from Canadian winter to Panamanian heat. We were …
I think beyond trying to figure out why I would abandon my life to travel, people want to know how exactly I spend my time here. I'll give you a brief run down for those who care.
I go to Spanish school for four hours a day, four days a week. I probably need to go for 12 hours a day at the rate I am learning, but Rome wasn't built in a day. I am up fairly early, I do my daily meditation and a little stretching (unless ...
I noticed that the locals don't have pushchairs either. Babies whether they're newborn, a few months or a year are carried and the parents just hold them and their shopping if needed, and just get on with it. Toddlers just walk especially if there's a baby in tow too. But the thing that struck me is that I didn't see any of them complaining.
All really refreshing to see and I feel very lucky (and spoilt!) to live where I do ;-)
... from the side of the locks.
Tugs charge US $3,000 per hour. Each ship needs one behind to assist if need be. This is a separate charge. Mandatory for ships to have this plus a pilot.
Where the Bridge ...
... views of the surrounding jungle. Some
twenty or so souls were at the bow taking pictures and gawking all
around at the view. A few frigate birds were circling around above
us. Crews were busy offering and serving refreshments, such as
lemonade, iced water and wet towelettes.
At 12:25 pm we were at the Gamboa locks
and then right after that the Pedro Miguel Locks by approximately
1:35 pm. There were several freighters ...