Panama City tagged posts

Across Panama …


Rene picked us up at our hotel right on time and took us on an interesting drive through nice, clean neighborhoods in Panama City on our way to the airport.  Low tech bag check concentrated on knives and scissors, of which we had none.  Next, we learned that our flight had been cancelled!  As we pondered private charter, the Aeroperles Airline supervisor arranged a passage to David or us.  Panama City to Bocas del Toro to David;  we were told we would arrive just an hour and one-half late.  Not bad.

The flight to Bocas del Toro was nice and smooth, providing a fantastic view of that area.  Made up of a number of small islands, Bocas is an eco-tourist’s paradise (and for the rest of us, too!)...

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Panama Rocks!

Thanks to Rene!

Panama-Canal-Miraflores-528239This morning my wife and I awoke at 4:00 AM Eastern time to fly to Panama City, Panama.  It is a beautiful large urban city, a lot like a smaller Miami.

We went to a small island in the bay which had a marina. Rene took us to the most wonderful water/marina front restaurant. Unbelievably fresh and fantastic prawns … I had a smoked prawn shish-ka-bob. The prawns were so fresh they were sweet and the vegetables were the best tasting I ever have put in my mouth!  I had two Panamanian beers (Atlas Lager), my wife enjoyed a Chilean red wine and three of us ate at an amazing place … for $40.00!

Next, we went to the Panama Canal and watched a couple of ships make it through the channel (locks). The Eighth Wonder of the World and it (The Canal) deserves the designation...

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