But once in Panama, a not-to-miss visit to the closeby Miraflores locks changed my mind big time 🙂
The amount of work and effort required to escavate, isolate and flood the 77km lenght of the canal have been giantormous, made dramatic by the tropical diseases that killed many of the workers that migrated to Panama from all over the world…
The history of the canal, together with the huge commercial interests behind it, and the undergoing massive expansion works are very interesting material to know.
As always, wikipedia is a good source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal
Anyway, here some pics from Miraflores locks, where I had to wait 4 hours to see the show of 2 cargo ships passing through it 🙂 Absolutely worthed!!
Full photo album here 🙂