Here are some pictures from Panama. The visit to the Mira Flor Locks was really cool. They’ve just approved a plan to build a 3rd set of locks through the canal to accommodate a much wider vessel. As of now, ships are constructed with the canal in mind and they’re literally only a foot or two from touching the sides.
Panama is a city that has booming high rise construction…and completely run down filthy neighborhoods. It’s incredibly inexpensive but has a mall with the highest echelon of stores (Ferragamo, Gucci, etc.). It’s a great place to visit and understandably a country with a massive amount of potential.