Blogs from Panama City, Panamá, Panama, Central America Caribbean - page 11


Cartagena, Colombia. Vi har klumset oss nedover fra Panama til Colombia. Ha det bra, Sentral Amerika. Her er vi, Sór Amerika. Tjohoo! Jeg skal skrive litt mer om Costa Rica og Panama senere enn det jeg skal skrive om ná. Har hatt saa liten tid til á skrive her inne. Ikke rart med den reisefarten vi har. Ikke minst: Ting tar tid i Sentral Amerika. Bare det á handle pá et supermercado tar en eeeevighet for kun en flaske vann. Alt pakkes inn i tynne plastposer. Og det er ekspeditóren som pakker alt inn for alle kundene. Det kan det jo ikke bli effektivitet av? Av og til har ekspeditóren hjelpere. Da gaar det smidigere, seru. Ekspeditóren gjór som alle andre i Sentral Amerika. Kommer det noen bort til kassa og spór om noe mens han ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City February 14th 2011

Hola a tod@s. I'm back by absolutely zero public demand whatsoever this time bugging ya'll with tales from a few more Latin American countries. I can confirm that I am still alive and despite what some people were thinking, I haven't been eaten by a monkey. Yet. More or less picking up from where I left off the last time the plan is to start off in Panama City and work my way up by land to Cuba where I'll be flying home from. This will mean taking in the delights that Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador (if I'm feeling brave), Guatemala (volunteering for a month), Belize, Southern Mexico and lastly Cuba have to offer. It sounds like a lot but with 5 months to fit it all in I should be able to ... read more
Street in Casco Viejo
Panama Viejo
Panama Canal

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City » Casco Viejo February 10th 2011

Panama City It wasn't much of an experience. Well actually, it depends on which way you look at it. I guess it was a very memorable experience, yes indeed it was. One that I won't forget any time soon and I guess it therefore makes my Panamanian experience all the more memorable. I was rather sick during my 4 day stay in the city of Panama. I had food poisoning, I'm guessing from a very suspect kebab I so keenly devoured on my last night in Bocas. Unfortunate really, because for the 5 nights prior to this very unfortunate evening I had indulged in at least 3 kebabs a night (now, now, don't judge!) So on the morning following the night that I so keenly devoured the very suspect kebab it was so unbelievably unfair that ... read more
gorgeous architecture in san felipe
big boat in the canal

Dec 21st Puerto Amador and Panama City We left the ship this time by tender (lifeboats that were lowered from the top of the ship).It was a twenty minute boat ride to the terminal,but enjoyable when it is 83F outside.It was an interesting ride over on the boat Rick came over and took our picture and then Wayne came over to take our picture on the boat. The two guys that were sitting beside us said “Are you famous”! Of course, Ron said “Yes, in Canada we are” The guys actually sympathized with us and cursed the paparazzi. We spent sometime trying to get a tour to Embero Indian Village. Leisa had found a beat up taxi around the side of the building for only $25 a piece. When we went over to talk to him, ... read more
Leisa and Rick on the tender
Us on the tender
Another beautiful harbour

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City January 7th 2011

Panama City. After the Hurricane Tomas incident, the only time we were to have in Panama was a nine-hour layover between Costa Rica and Ecuador. In 540 minutes, Sandra and I managed to take exactly 560 pictures. Enjoy. ... read more
Panama City.
The Miraflores Lock
The Canal Gates

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City November 1st 2010

Cerro Ancon (Ancon Hill) is a 654-foot hill with a view to Panama City. It was under U.S. jurisdiction as a part of the Panama Canal Zone for much of the 20th century. When in 1671 the pirate Henry Morgan came to Panama City, first he climbed to Ancon Hill to see the local defenses. Nowadays you will get a wonderful view from Ancon Hill to the new city, constructed after Morgan's destruction of the old one (Panama Viejo). Also you will get a view to Panama Canal and Las Americas bridge. A Panamanian flag proudly flutters on the top of Cerro Ancon. There are a lot of birds flying over the Ancon hill. We met a group of people, doing some ecology project. They come to Ancon Hill EVERY DAY and make photos ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City October 30th 2010

So im relaxing in a hammock which thanks to jonny has been broken and re-tied dangerously high after a home cooked tomato and saussage pasta shared with the boys. apparently the panama canal is world famous so this morning we decided to see what the fuss is all about. Up early we decided to take the cultural 'chicken buses'to the canal. We were told they are called this because on market day athe locals put their chickens on the roof, but the way we were crammed suggest that the name represents the treatment you get- but for 25cents who can complain?. Anyway we all loved it! especially cause nobody spoke a word of enlish! within two minutes jonny had given $1 to who we thought was the bus conducter to pay for the 4 of us. ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City October 24th 2010

When our plane finally landed we rented a car and got going to Puntarenas where our boat Samantha was at at the time. When we got there my dad had some shipping problems with both a hooka, a scuba diving item that we bought for the trip, and something that my dad brought down on a plane. Since we had to wait until Monday to get the stuff we thought we should go on a road trip to a National Park that was recommended for its wild life. The place was called Manuel Antonio. On the drive there were signs that first said 80 kilometers to the place we were going then 120 kilometers which was funny. We couldn't get there before dark so we stayed in a hotel and my bed was in a ... read more
Olly's Folly
A Deer
A Monkey

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City October 11th 2010

Hola, Greetings from Isla Tobago. We're on a small island a few miles out in the bay from Panama City. Its about an hour's ferry ride from town. We arrived yesterday with a boat load of day-trippers, but once the last ferry left it was like we were the only visitors on the island. We walked down to a great little restaurant at the only other hotel on the island, Hotel Vereda Tropical. The meal was fantastic and we were the only ones there. We sat outdoors on a balcony overlooking the bay. Everything was perfect-the view, the food, the breeze. They were playing some really nice easy listening jazz by Diane Kroll. We all got up and slow danced while we waited on our food. Our young waitress just watched and smiled. We nosed around ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City October 10th 2010

Hola Bloggers, Greetings from beautiful Panama City. Arrived safely and made it to our lodgings, La Estancia. A nice boutique hotel in the former US occupied canal zone. Monkeys and paraketes right outside our balcony. Dinner last night at Mi Ranchito on the causway. We're taking a ferry this morning over to Isla Toboga which is about an hour away for a day on the beach, the tomorrow we rent a 4x4 and take off on the panamerican highway to see the rest of the country. We'll try to emain more later, Caio, David and Malialani... read more
Panama city
Leading into the canal
Our Neighbors

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