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Container ship being "snigged" into position in the Pedro Miguel lock  
   

Container ship being "snigged" into position in the Pedro Miguel lock

The amazing Panama Canal

July 30th 2015
We picked up a taxi from the main square in Panama City to take us to the Flamenco Marina at Armado Island. At the marina we enjoyed a light breakfast of coffee, condensed milk, and cheese empanadas from a roadside cart. We also spoke with the tourist police who were cruising the areas. Their uniforms displayed their blood-type, and they were well equipped for semi-military operations. To ... 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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