Travels With Hobart: Panama in 14 Photos

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Miraflores Lock is the first lock on the Panama Canal as you enter from the Pacific.
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Two ships on the Miraflores Lock.
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Ships waiting their turn to pass from the Pacific to the Caribbean via the Panama Canal.
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The Panama City skyline.
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A view of new Panama City from the old town.
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The ruins of a Spanish Colonial Church in the heart of Old Panama City.
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A typical street in Old Panama.
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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.
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One of the nicer houses in Old Panama City. This building has a gorgeous terrace with a view of the Pacific.
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A resident of Old Panama City with her cat.
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An old-fashioned poster advertising a Panama hat (they sell them everywhere here!).
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A stack of Panama hats.
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The main entrance to the Royal Decameron resort, where I stayed.
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Merriment by one of the many poolside bars at the Royal Decameron.
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Our "Budget Travel Convert" reports back from a recent trip to Panama.

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