We made it - Panama!!! December 24th 2008 Hola!
Arriving in Panama was... well more of a challenge that anyone had anticipated! It took us more than five hours to cross the border and it was not an easy feat! In fact, we had gotten up at 5:30am to catch the first bus to the border so that we would have a smooth crossing as midday crowds make for long lines.... however, smoothness was simply not part of the process at the border. At a ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama 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