http://picasaweb.google.ca/everiman/PanamaCity#. Most of the buildings in the photo above are still under construction. When they are finished PC will be magnificent. It already is. You heard it here first :-)
The bike will be shipped to Bogota on Viernes (Friday), provided I get it to Girag shipping at Tocumen Air Carga by 4 PM today (that would be Jueves , Marzo 11).
On the way back from seeing Girag at Tocumen I rode through through the city. Taking my lead from the pizza bikes (actually they led I followed), I had a blast splitting lanes, passing on the right, left, and at right angles, threading my way through the traffic jams. On the other side of the city is El Canal. A Holland America ship, Maasdam was making it's way through the last set of locks as I got there. Besides me and a whole lot of other gawkers, there was about an 8 foot crocodile supervising the procedure. The croc only surfaced briefly from time time so I was not able to get a picture. Don't swim in the Panama canal.
Panama has been hot every day I have been there, 35 every day. I love it. From minus 35 in December to plus 35 in March.
I have to mention the buses. Every one is customized, some are absolutely wild. Some (many) run open pipes. They can make custom bikes hang their headlights in shame. Tomorrow I will try to sum up the courage to ride one back from Tocumen after dropping of El Moto. It may be the most exciting part of the trip.