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Old 12-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #62
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The Adventure Begins... Panama City - A Crossroads for Ships and Travelers

It was raining again. I drove through it and rolled into Panama City. Riding into a big city is never fun. The streets are confusing and the traffic is crazy. I made my way through the city and eventually found the Villa Vento Hostel. It turns out to be a pretty nice place to chill.

I showered up, met a few people and we headed out to dinner at a restaurant called Arabe. Grant(LA) Damiano(Rome), Allison(Cannes), Angelica(Panama City), Jenny(DC) and Sam(Melbourne).
Over the next few days it rained quite a bit. I stayed in the hostel resting up and only ventured out to eat, drink or run errands.

Every few days, a group of travelers would arrive and a group of travelers would depart. So it is, this life on the road. Guy(New Zealand), Sue(Germany), SuJe(Korean), George(Canada), David(Australia)

I did manage to see a bit of Panama City... the new and modern part.

The Casco Viejo (Old Shell/Old Town).

The Presidential Palace.

The Mercado de Mariscos (Fish Market).

And, I dropped by this little thing called the Panama Canal.

Ships arrive...

Ships pass through...

Ships depart...

...kind of like travelers.

But for most of my time in Panama, I was planning on how to get me and my bike from Central America to South America crossing over the Darien Gap.

For the full story see Panama City - A Crossroads
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