Later today, we are going to start our trip to Panama City, Panama. We have a couple of trips planned as well as plenty of time on our own. Obviously, we’ve been to South America, but this is our first trip to Central America and are excited to see things such as the locks at the canal. We are taking a boat trip that goes from the Caribbean Ocean to the Pacific and back again, with excursions into the jungle along the way. We also have plans to visit an indigenous village and hope to spend more time watching for birds, monkeys, sloths, etc.
We have done some homework on Panama City and are looking forward to see Casco Viejo, which is the city’s old town area with many restaurants, churches, and cathedral. It is still the rainy season, although nearing the end, so we are anticipating some wet weather while we are there, but as we’ve said to our friends, it wouldn’t be a rain forest if there wasn’t any rain. Hopefully we’ll come home with many interesting stories to share.