Welcome to Panama! September 13th 2008 Tim version:
* Landed in Panama City and had an adventurous intro to Panama on the bus then taxi.
* Checked out the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo.
The not too heavy, not too light, just right version:
Panama City! Land of the... well.. new high rise building, colourful commercial signs, and the most incredible bus service around!
Starting at the beginning, I landed at Panama ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal ... ... read more
24, Male, West Aussie going backpacking in Central America and South America.
Countries I hit include England, Northern Ireland, Portugal and Spain for relatives and relaxation, then for the backpacking its Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and maaybe Chile if time and cash allows.
Backpacking, I want to experience it all from the ground to get a better look and feel for the places. Walking and public buses instead of taxis, that kind of deal, to get more amongst it.
Hopefully by the end I will be able to speak Spa... full info