IMG_0175.jpg When I first read about the Panama Canal as the biggest engineering work ever, Ithought it was an exaggeration.

But once in Panama, a not-to-miss visit to the closeby Miraflores locks changed my mind big time ­čÖé

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 PanamaIMG_0176.jpg 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 ­čÖé Absolutely worthed!!

 

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Full photo album here ­čÖé

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Written by Daniele
Hi, IÔÇÖm Daniele! In April 2012 I quit my full-time IT job to pursue entrepreneurship and a location independent lifestyle.