Panama City & Canal Tour

7 01 2011

We hope you all had a fun and safe New Years, and those of you that are still on holidays are enjoying them! We have left the easy travelling of the states behind us and are now piecing together our non-existent Spanish through the start of our trip in Central America.

A couple of days in Panama City, between dodging holes in the footpaths and falling debris from building sites, has taken us through the crumbling colonial old section of the city, and to the nearby jungles of the Panama Canal.

City Skyline

Statue Old Panama City


Church Arch Old Panama City


Graffiti Old Panama city

Old Building


Street Soccer Old Panama City


Church Square


Beer prices a little steep.


Old mate pescado


Street styles Panama City

With Captain “Jungle Man” Carl at the helm we spent a day exploring the Panama Canal by boat and kayak. An impressive engineering feat built 100 years ago sees 14000 ships pass through its locks each year. Each ship being charged a minimum of $20000 US, and 85 million gallons of fresh water is discharged for each ships pass.

Jungle Land!


Jungle on the canal


The 3 toed sloth!


Two iguanas having a laugh.


Turtle sunning


Wild Monkeys boarded boats for peanuts.


2 Toed Sloth! Apparently a rare find.


Jungle Hawk with red eyes.


Crazy little dude.


Anna with baby Boa


Carlie with Boa


My Mate


Jungle Carl trying to scare an Auzzie.


Car Carrier passing from Carribean to Pacific

After a 10 hour overnight bus and boat transfers we have reached Bocas Del Toro. Bocas is a popular backpacker destination on the Carribean side of western Panama and yes there are waves in the Carribean!

The Girls at work.


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8 responses

15 09 2012
besides

I really like it when individuals come together and share views.

Great website, continue the good work!

25 09 2012
Matt & Carls

Thanks for the feedback Shona!

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6 02 2011
Sam and Erin

Hey! Remember us from Lost and Found? Your pictures are truely amazing! Looks like you are having a great time! we are back home in colorado but missing the layed back beach life-we went to Santa Catalina on the Pacific side after Lost and Lound and learned to surf! We spent Australia Day with some Aussies all day long at a bar there! But when you come to the states let us know-seriously-we would love to show you around you will love it here…until then take your time exploring and enjoying yourselves! Keep in touch and let us know when you are around…you always have a place to stay with us!!! Sam and Erin

7 02 2011
Matt & Carls

Hey Guys!

Glad to hear that the remainder of your trip was good fun, and that you got to celebrate Australia day and go surfing, wish we could have been with you guys! Did Sam get to go spear fishing? Looks like we will be heading to the states to get a van in April so we will keep you updated on our plans, would be great to come and see you guys!

Matt & Carlie

20 01 2011
Jeff

Very cool wildlife over in those parts! How long are you planning to be in Panama?

21 01 2011
Matt & Carls

Hey Jeff – Wildlife is crazy just saw a heap of wild monkeys on our way back from the beach. Looks like we have teed up some work at a Hostel in Bocas for a month so when Annie leaves on the 27th we will head back there and save some cash until March when the Pacific Coasts starts getting waves again. Got some great waves in Bocas last week, really fun. Will skype when we get back to the hostel as we will have plenty time on our hands.

7 01 2011
Coops

2 Toed Sloth is not such a rare find in Drummoyne 😉 Looks like you are having an amazing time. Keep the posts coming.

7 01 2011
Matt & Carls

Slowest mammal on earth…. ha ha I love it to funny!

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