Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Boquete, David, Panama City, Cartagena
(www.goldenfrog.net) Our visit to the Canal Zone was much shorter than we wanted. Harvey and I were both amazed at the area. The old base housing has been transformed into a lush neighborhood. After a short visit to Miraflores, Jose took us to the Amador Causeway - a man made 3 mile, causeway into the Pacific, filled with "stuff to do". To our right were the ships waiting for the canal to open manana
and to our left were the marina's filled with yachts and sailboats of homeboys and international travelers.
www.toscanainnhotel.com) We needed a soft bed and I needed at least 4 pillows. We slept as if on a cloud after our large meat meal. Morning brought us machiattos for breakfast and Jose's wife Lucy, to transport us to the Tocuman International Airport, the hub of Copa Airlines. Another airport being expanded and the international concourse was not yet finished, but why waste a gate? We follow the boarded up moving walkways, dodging electrical cords and worker dudes. Onward to Cartagena.