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Day 1

Panama City, Panama Dec 4
Into hotel last night at 1130 pm. A long day's journey. Taxi driver right there whe we walked out of airport terminal. Nice.
Today a hot humid day. Strolling around Casco Viejo. Conrad "the legend" catches us as we approach the main plaza. Takes us under his wing. seventy five and going strong. A lot of info for us as we stroll and stop. Carol looking at all the crafts and finally buying. Nice bracelet. An old silver spoon with an amythyst clutched in the tines and bent to a C shape to put upon her wrist.
We walked the perimeter of the old town. To our lefty the skyline of Panama City, majestic, tall, grand, looking better than any central American country I have ever seen. Better than Denver's skyline.To our right the long Amador Causeway and the ships lined for the Panama Canal.
A warren of streets, raggedy collapsing buildings next to refurbished ones with commensurate price tags. The bad ones inhabited by "squatters" as Conrad said.
Walking the typical central American sidewalks with their foot swallowing, leg breaking potholes and uncovered holes.

Posted by Ken L 14:51

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