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1060-Panama City – Panama

When we lose perspective, get lost in wherever we are, and forget there are vibrant cities, other cultures, and proud people across the world, we discount our place in humanity. This is Panama City, Panama. The only city that is [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1059-Birthday Cake – Panama

We checked in to our room in Panama City, Panama and found a birthday cake waiting for us. We let the bellman know that the note was for someone else. He called the front desk who told us to enjoy [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1058-Old Town Panama – Panama

Casco Viejo (Spanish for Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1057-Flat Arch – Old Town, Panama

Originally constructed in the 17th century, the church and convent of Santo Domingo were never rebuilt after a fire that destroyed them in 1756. The only thing that did survive – for centuries – was the Flat Arch (Arco Chato) [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1056-Aqua Bus – Panama

Caught this crazy aqua bus driving out of the water. This is like the Duck Tours in many cities that employ WWII landing craft for city and water cruising. This was a new vehicle and the first I’ve seen. [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1055-Crossing The Panama Canal Bridge – Panama

The Bridge of the Americas crosses the Pacific approach to the Panama Canal. This is looking East towards the Miraflora Locks. This bridge is on the Pan-American Highway that connects North America to South America. [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1054-Miraflores Locks – Panama

The Andino is a 740 foot container ship based in Monrovia, Liberia. This photo set shows the ship entering the second set of locks and being lowered the remaining 57 feet to the level of the Pacific Ocean. Ship in [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1053-Big Red – Panama

This photo set is to show how the tug boats position a ship for the canal passage. Big Red oming out of the first set of locks heading to the Miraflores Locks and then the Pacific Ocean. Notice what’s in [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1051-Panama Canal Cruise – Panama

One of the most exciting portions of the trip was riding in a speed boat in the Panama Canal cutting in and out of the huge ships that ply these waters. These ships are huge and it was thrilling to [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama

1050-Jungle Tour – Panama

We toured the rain forest boating up the Panama Canal towards Lake Gatun. We cruised in a speed boat through small islands checking out the animal life stopping to see monkeys, birds, and other wild creatures. We also rode a [...]

January 7, 2014 Panama