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24 minutes ago, bobroo said:

Ahhhhhh.....how do I put this gently?

You really only have one safe choice for an excursion in Colon, visiting the locks of the Panama Canal.

 

Period.

 

 

Concur, I've heard of a lot of security issues in Panama.

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2 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

When I saw the title of this post all I first thought was that it was about gastronomic adventures.  😉

Me Three. I was expecting to read about some new "wellbeing" offer from the onboard spa.  A real step up from having your feet checked. 🙂

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3 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

When I saw the title of this post all I first thought was that it was about gastronomic adventures.  😉

I thought it was about punctuation and grammar, and was wondering why the colon gets all the attention. Maybe I want a semi-colon excursion, or one that explores the realms of the apostrophe!

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3 hours ago, mworkman said:

LOL..no problems here.. 

Quick question. And to illustrate your original question starting this thread; @mworkman would you mind listing like just the names of the excursions that RCL offers for Colon?

It won't take a lot of your time, I'm sure.

 

 

 

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Thanks for sharing @mworkman ! That is twice as many excursions than were offered 5 or 6 years ago. When we were there we hired a cab to take us to the locks because the excursion were really BLAGH!. Our particular driver did such a great job afterwards we bought him lunch at any restaurant of his choosing and hired him for the rest of the day. It was a great experience. What we saw was not great; quite the opposite. I'm sure the "hire a taxi on your own in Colon" is much, much too rough for most RCL passengers. (Note to self: write a post about past memories of hired taxis for advanced study RCblog members)

Here is an excursion of sorts you may chose to do while you are in Colon. Particularly if you'd like to connect with a local and really learn what Colon is all about. I call it the $1Million Dollar Panama Question. To be honest I have never gotten an answer to the question, I am still searching for it myself. Actually I'm looking for the right person to ask it to and just haven't come across them yet. The question goes like this here: 

Panama is in a unique position in the world and has a valuable asset, The Canal. The distance between the Caribbean and the Pacific is what? 100 miles? We are told that it costs $100,000 for a ship to travel through the canal, one way. I'm sure that's way, way more than the actual cost to allow that vessel to pass through, but many, many ships are willing to pay it, as a matter of fact, they are lined up waiting (and I mean many, many of them waiting (on both sides)) just for their turn to pass through the locks and travel on. So here's the question, for $1 million dollars....Why does Panama City have so much, and Colon have so little? Why does all that money go to Panama City meanwhile Colon gets nothing? The two communities are so close in proximity. They are fellow countrymen. Panama City on one side, Colon on the other. Both cities having the same opportunities. Why such disparity? I just don't get it....

If that goes well you can ask a second $1million dollar question:

What is with the 7' tall Panamanians??? Latinas 6'6'' tall! I thought I was in Central America! What on earth.....

 

 

 

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