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cruisin', part three: the panama canal.

Our third port of call took us through the great feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal. I was too tired to wake up early and watch our ship go through the Gatun locks of the Canal, but I did manage to hear a bit of the history of the Panama Canal that played on our stateroom television whilst I got ready for the day. 

As my father was keen on seeing the Canal and the locks up close, we signed up for an excursion that would take us through the Miraflores locks. After disembarking the ship, we were taken by bus to an area along the Miraflores lake where we got on a ferry. On the ferry, we went through the locks, getting a fantastic view of how the Canal functions. Some people even touched the century-old walls of the Canal! After going through the locks, we passed by Panama City and its cityscape, also spotting the Frank Gehry-designed Biomuseo.

Now that I have seen the Panama Canal, I want to see more of the country if and when I go back to visit.

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Next up: Cartagena, Colombia! x