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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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No such trouble in Panama city, photo & prints taken and that sweet sound of having your passport stamped, phew I was in! Determined not to appease the taxi drivers touting for an easy target I passed them and burst out my little Spanish to find out where I could catch a bus (no chance to find it otherwise), everyone I asked replied with 50 words of which might have understood 3 and a point, which I understoodn95% of. I was expecting a ...
... 8-10 minutes to complete the operation in which time our ship was raised 27 feet to equalise it with the water level on the other side of the lock. While we waited for this, the guide took our picture which could be transferred to an official Panama Canal Transit certificate that you can purchase at the end of the tour for the paltry amount of $10. How could I say no? I managed to get mine taken ax the lock doors were closing behind us.
We passed the Miraflores ...
I noticed a massive concrete wall with numerous cannons and turrets running along the outside of the town and along the coastline of Cartagena. This was built to stop pirates who used to try and come into the bay and steal gold from the Colombians. There was a time when the Spanish were getting rich off the resources in Colombia and Cartagena so they had to build a big fortress around the bay to protect their ...
... get to Colombia, I worked out pretty fast that overland travel is too dangerous. So I found an option to catch a boat from the carribean side of Panama across to Cartegena, Colombia. I spent a few days booking and waiting for boats to have them cancel at the last minute. It was frustrating but I found a new one that had just started and has yet to do the trip. I decided to go for it anyway as I was pretty keen to get to Colombia, especially as they were about to enter the world ...
... for that, but hopefully I can do well, kick butt, etc.
The campus is about a 15 minute walk from my "dorm" which is really just a house subdivided into 4 rooms. 6 girls, one bathroom. Fun. I like the girls in the program, and I love my roommate. This is good news, considering there are only 7 people total. We have a house mom, who is more like an RA that lives in the house with us, making us do dishes and ...