Panama Canal

Panama Canal-2From Cartagena, we (Mike, Michael and Hedda) flew to Panama City to see an engineering wonder of the world, the Panama Canal.  The 48 mile canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, eliminating the need to travel an additional 8000 miles to round Cape Horn (the southern point of South America).   Opened in 1914, the canal continues to play an ever increasing role in shipping– expansion plans are underway to increase the capacity of the Panama Canal. 

Aside from visiting the Panama Canal, there isn’t a whole lot to do in Panama City except catch up on newly released movies, eat fast food and visit the mall– and we did all of the above. 

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