Panama City Tour




We had a fifteen hour lay over in Panama City on our way to Honduras. We wanted to at least see the Canal since we were so close. I asked the man who came to pick us up at the airport if there was any way we could see the canal. Our flight was too early in the morning to see it the next day the only way would be to go that night. He was willing to give us a three hour tour of the city including the canal if we went that night. It was so beautiful. Even though it was dark, it was one of the prettiest places I have seen.

We passed the old military based that was once controlled by the U.S., there was the French military where men were buried who died during the construction due to malaria. It was fascinating. The canal is 92 years old. It operates by locks and it takes most boats about 10 hours to cross the canal. We got to see some crossing.

The picture of Joseph next to the lamp post was along a walk way overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it was so peaceful. We really enjoyed our short stay

4 comments:

TIMBO2U said...

Awesome...glad you got a tour even though it was night.

Tiffany said...

Wow...it looks great!! Maybe I'll have to visit some day!!

lizzie said...

I think if we come down to see you, we shall take the long way around as well!!

Jeanne said...

Wow.. Joseph has already been more places than I'll ever be.
I'm glad you got to see it...