Panama
Cristóbal

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Colón, Panama

    December 23, 2017 in Panama ⋅ 🌙 77 °F

    Today we docked at Colon, then were bussed to the visitors’ center for the Panama Canal at Miraflores Lock. We saw ships pass through the canal and enjoyed the museum explaining the construction of this massive project that saves about 8000 miles on a ship’s passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. Originally attempted by the French in the 1870’s, the canal was finally constructed by an American company in 1904. Workers were largely from Barbados and other Caribbean Islands. In both French and American attempts to build the canal, over 30,000 workers died from malaria, yellow fever and accidents. Roughly one-third of the revenue generated in Panama is created by this canal. The fare for a small sailboat is about $800, while that for a large container ship can be $900,000. After Miraflores we went to the Clara Agua lock to see the larger locks built from 2007 to 2015 to allow the largest container ships and petroleum tankers to pass through the canal. On the way back to our ship the driver spotted a howler monkey high in a tree over the road. We were able to photograph this young male howling to attract a mate.Read more

  • Day37

    Colón/Panama

    November 20, 2016 in Panama ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Von der Hafenstadt Colón ging es heute mit der originalgetreu restaurierten Panama Railroad durch den Regenwald am Panama-Kanal entlang nach Panama Stadt. Die ganze Fahrt umgab uns üppiges Tropengrün. Fast unwirklich glitten dann ab und zu große Frachter und Containerschiffe an uns vorbei. Panama City begrüßte uns mit einer sehenswerten Skyline. Von hier ging es dann zurück mit dem Bus. Ein besonderes Highlight war der Besuch der Schleusenanlagen von Gatum. Nach der aktuellen Erweiterung können hier jetzt Schiffe mit einer Länge bis zu 366 m und einer Breite bis zu 49 m geschleust werden. Sehr beeindruckend!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cristóbal, Cristobal, 克里斯托弗

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