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Travels With Hobart: Panama in 14 Photos

Our "Budget Travel Convert" reports back from a recent trip to Panama.

  1. Miraflores Lock is the first lock on the Panama Canal as you enter from the Pacific.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  2. Two ships on the Miraflores Lock.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  3. Ships waiting their turn to pass from the Pacific to the Caribbean via the Panama Canal.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  4. The Panama City skyline.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  5. A view of new Panama City from the old town.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  6. The ruins of a Spanish Colonial Church in the heart of Old Panama City.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  7. A typical street in Old Panama.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  8. A resident of Old Panama.  The old town is comprised of new property owners who typically own expansive, renovated mansions and individuals who have been here for generations and live in more modest dwellings. It's a strange juxtaposition of rich and poor.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  9. One of the nicer houses in Old Panama City. This building has a gorgeous terrace with a view of the Pacific.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  10. A resident of Old Panama City with her cat.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  11. An old-fashioned poster advertising a Panama hat (they sell them everywhere here!).

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  12. A stack of Panama hats.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  13. The main entrance to the Royal Decameron resort, where I stayed.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)
  14. Merriment by one of the many poolside bars at the Royal Decameron.

    (Courtesy Hobart Fowlkes)

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