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Panama Canal- Watching boats pass Megastructures

May 11, 2015
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Just over a hundred years ago the Americans finished what the French couldn’t with the start of the Panama Canal. Creating a 77 kilometer lane between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean had its difficulties. The early history proved the difficulty of creating a canal through dense jungle full of dangerous animals, disease (yellow fever and malaria), under estimations in finances and weather, and the use of primitive equipment. Thousands died but years later lives saved from treacherous voyages that would be cut in time and distance because of the canal. Today the canal serves over 10,000 ships annually and…

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365 island paradise, San Blas Islands

May 11, 2015
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No wifi, no air conditioning, not even a fan, no electricity, no fresh water showers, basic hut accommodations and an island no bigger than 150 meters long and less than 50 meters wide, welcome to Isla Franklin. Drink warm rum in the absence of many things and find paradise. The notion of island paradises exist in special places around the world but take a bit of effort to detach from the “real world.” Food is basic usually fish or chicken though you can get fresh lobster and crab for $10-25 extra still cheaper than most places around the world. Luxuries are nonexistent.…

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Panama, Reviews

Casco Viejo’s Best Boutique Hotel- Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel

May 12, 2015
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In the middle of Casco Viejo lies the charming Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel. We were fortunate enough to get a reservation for two days as they were fully booked over the long Labor Day weekend. We got a warm welcome from Rich the owner and met his wife Alys shortly after. When the doors open at Casa Sucre and you walk up the stairs you’re taken through a quaint common area, perfect for relaxing after walking and exploring the streets of Casco Viejo. The decor gives the space a warm, welcoming feel. Camille enjoyed the area as the furnishings has…

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