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A car transportation tanker just about fits through Miraflores locks  
   

A car transportation tanker just about fits through Miraflores locks

The ship on the left is lowered to the level of the ship on the right, before enterring the Pacific
Panama - There's more to this country than a big ditch!

May 9th 2011
Back to Caribbean Islands - it's a tough life! We arrived into Panama at one of the more scenic border crossings we have gone through, crossing from Costa Rica by walking over a rickety old railway bridge spanning a wide river. We had just passed through Costa Rica in two days from Nicaragua, quickly bypassing the 'rich coast' due to time being against us by this stage ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama

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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