I was in Panama today for work but also was lucky enough to take a two hour tour of the Panama Canal on the Caribbean side. Friday is the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the canal and I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to see one of the greatest man made creations of all time.
More to come on this fantastic experience in the next couple of days.
After a long day in Panama City and Colon it was time for a drink or two at happy hour. I usually stay in the Financial District of Panama City at the Marriott, however this trip I moved around the corner to the Royal Sonesta. This area of the city is great for walking to the various bars and restaurants lining the surrounding streets. Directly across from the Marriott is a Lebanese restaurant called Beirut that is famous with both locals and tourists alike. I have spent many a night there stuffing my face and focusing the beer goggles with Old Parr. While Beirut is a fantastic place to spend the evening, I prefer another Lebanese restaurant around the corner for happy hour, called Fenecia . This is where I nestled into a booth tonight and threw back a few local beers, ate some kibbe and smoked from the hookah. This was just what the doctored ordered to put a long day behind and prepare for an early morning again tomorrow.