The Panama Canal: Avenue of the Martyrs

When we visited the Panama Canal, we also learned some interesting and surprising things about the history of the Canal. After construction of the Panama Canal was finished, the land surrounding the Canal was known as the Canal Zone and was owned by America. It was fenced off and separate from the surrounding land ofContinue reading “The Panama Canal: Avenue of the Martyrs”

The Panama Canal: Miraflores Locks

Last week, we had to leave Costa Rica so we wouldn’t overstay the 90 days of our visa. We visited Panama for a couple days. Of course, everyone has heard of the Panama Canal and it is probably what Panama is most famous for.  The canal was finished in 1914 and has operated non-stop (24/7,Continue reading “The Panama Canal: Miraflores Locks”