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Tucan at El Valle zoo  

Tucan at El Valle zoo

The world's greatest shortcut (Panama Canal, Central Panama)

October 11th 2010
(Day 920 on the road) Leaving the peaceful island of Boca Brava behind, we once again found ourselves on the Pan-American highway, going east. Our next stop was Isla Cana, off the southern coast of the Azuero peninsular. We had hoped to get here in one day, but a massive and colourful party in the tiny town of Guarare, which we stumbled right into by pure chance along the way, meant we had ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama Canal

Panamanian Flag 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
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