Off to Panama

Trip Start Jul 02, 2012
Trip End Oct 04, 2012

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

After dropping the rental car off, we headed to the airport.  Our plane was delayed just over an hour so Michael got a sandwich - the worst airport overcharging we've had so far - $8.90 CI ($13.25 NZ).

After an easy 2 hour flight, we arrived in Panama where we were met by Alistair's tour company and taken to our hotel about 40 minutes away.  The ride to the hotel was fascinating - we went through the city which had a wide mix of dilapidated, crumbling buildings as well as modern high rises.

Our hotel is fantastic - we are on the 3rd floor looking out over the canal.  Huge container ships come pass regularly which are amazing to see.

After grabbing a snack at TGI Fridays downstairs, we decided to walk down the promenade to a restaurant the guide had recommended.  We thought it was only a half hour walk but about 1.5 hours later we arrived there, in the dark, with tired, grumpy kids!
There isn't a lot of English spoken here so we are appreciating Tameka having learnt Spanish for a few years at school and sign language is also coming in handy!

We have an early start tomorrow so off to bed at a reasonable hour.

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rebecca on

great pics ! love the trumpeters and music men. no budget sandwiches then??

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