Panama City

Arrived in Panama City after a bloody long journey….why do buses keep breaking down on me?!! Thats the third time its happened, although so far the drivers have stuck their heads in the engine and fixed them every time. So far…. Anyway, Panama city is a rocking city, much more happening than in San Jose, with fantastic supermarkets (if a supermarket can be fantastic…),great shopping and plenty of history. If you have ever wondered where the yellow school buses in the US go when they die I have the answer.

They get painted in extreme colours with huge murals on the front, sides and back, then get shipped to Panama to keep their bus system going. Went to see the canal today, at the Miraflores locks just outside the city. And pretty damned impressive it was too, I got to see two huge container ships passing through the three sets of locks, aided by the silver locomotives which guide them into the chambers. The museum there was pretty awesome too, you get to guide a ship through on a moving simulater. Time for food…


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