Cruisin’ the Canal

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, I decided to take a partial transit tour of this amazing engineering feat.  I have lived here for 34 years and had never actually transited the Canal.  I boarded the boat at Gamboa at 11 a.m. and arrived at the Causeway around 8 p.m. It was an amazing journey.  It opened my eyes to just how difficult it must have been to create this waterway that connects the Atlantic to the Pacific, especially at the time it was built.  I would like to thank Panama Great Adventures for making this trip possible.  If you are coming to Panama, do not miss the chance to transit the Canal.  Maria Isabel Herrera is an excellent tour organizer. Check out her website at Panama Great Adventures.

Ruta de Gigantes by Albatros Media

The photographic exposition called “Ruta de Gigantes” (Route of Giants) is on display at La Plaza in the City of Knowledge.  This display is sponsored by Albatros Media and its objective is to stop the killing of these beautiful giant of the sea.

 http://www.albatrosmedia.net/site/index.php/ruta-de-gigantes

Panama Great Adventures

If you love adventures, Panama is a great place to visit.  You can river raft, hike, climb mountains, see exotic birds, ski in two oceans, and transit the Panama Canal all in one day.  You can also brave the concrete jungle in search of incredible bargains.  If you are planning a trip to Panama and are looking for a good tour company, Panama Great Adventures is an excellent choice.  The owner/operator, Maria Isabel Herrera,  is an efficient professional who is honest and reliable. The pictures below were taken on a recent tour I took to Gamboa with some friends with Maria Isabel as our guide.  You may contact her by calling 507-6614-8191 or send her an email at info@ptyga.com.  Check out the company’s website www.panamagreatadventures.com 

San Lorenzo

The fort of San Lorenzo in the province of Colon was built in the late 16th century by the Spanish.  It is located at the northwestern entrance to the Panama Canal. If you are a history buff this is definitely a place you should put on your “to do” list while you are visiting Panama.  If you are not into history, visit it anyway because the view will take your breath away.

 

 

Here Comes the Sun…

Summer is here and the sun is shining in all its glory.  City dwellers flock to the beach on the weekends to wind down and eliminate the stress of living  amid the noise, rush and incessant  traffic jams so common here in this tropical paradise.  If you have never been to the beach here in Panama, BEWARE! The sun can be brutal so stock up on sunblock and look for the shade of a friendly tree.