On the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rabbit 2023, Sheila and I with her siblings Jane and Stuart, and their spouses, Rob and Wendy flew to Panama to embark on a Panama to Miami cruise.
We spent a week in Panama City and the Gamboa RainForest Reserve before the cruise.
In Panama City, we stayed in this Westin Hotel, right in front of the Pacific Ocean beach.
Just 30 minutes from Panama City on 340 acres overlooking the Panama Canal, Gamboa Rainforest Reserve was our next stop before the cruise.
The Panama Canal was one of the biggest time savers, with over 5 months of travel time. More than 14,000 ships make the 82 km trip through the canal each year.