Panama CanalMy good luck is holding as I went to the canal museum at The Miraflo Locks this aft & a few small vessels were going through just after we came out from the movie. They put the small ones through together 7 this time & room for a lot more. A fairly impressive sight & well worth the $4.00 it cost for entry (1/2 price for seniors in Panama).
So I have accomplished the first part of my mission, travelling by bus through most of Mexico & all Central America in search of a new place to live & have found 2 acceptable countries & 2 back ups where both the climate & cost of living are right.
Two more sleeps & it’s the big silver bird to Cuba for dental work & more Spanish lessons. How long I stay there is up in the air with the Canadian Loony trying to be on par with the Belize dollar which is 50 cents American + the high cost of travelling in Cuba, can stay 4 nights in any Central American country for the price of one in Cuba so don’t be surprised that after a month or so I return to CA for the balance of the winter especially now that I have found that Cubans don’t have a monopoly on being nice friendly people but it is common in most of Mexico & all Central America with the exception of Costa Rica & parts of Panama.
Have to return to Antigua for semaine santa & follow up on a couple things there any way so just might go back early after Havana & a quick tour of the island but with an 75 cent $ 3 months is definitely as out of the question as is returning to Canada with snow on the ground.