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  • Day151

    Panama Canal

    May 27, 2017 in Panama ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    When I was on the bus from El Valle to Panama City I saw a big bridge ahead of us and suddenly realized that this must be the Panama Canal! When we crossed it I saw a ship passing by under it and got pretty excited. The big ship and the containers reminded me of home. Especially as there were a few "Hamburg Süd" container on that ship.
    Everybody kept telling me that going to see the canal is not that exciting but I still wanted to go. There is a visitor center at one of the locks with a museum and platforms to watch the boats pass through the locks. I read online that boats are not passing between 10:30am and some time later in the afternoon so I went quite early to be there at 9am when the visitor center opens. Unfortunately I had to learn when I got there that on saturdays it's a little different and boats stop running at 9am and there wouldn't be a ship before 3:30pm. Even though I really wanted to see a ship I couldn't be bothered to spend the whole day here. The museum was just partly interesting and a movie they showed you was really proud and cheesy. So in the end I have to say that people were right. It's not really exciting going there. But at least one good thing came out of it. I found another Dunkin Donut on my way back and finally got my Boston Cream Donut!
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