We took a cab to the new part of Panama City in the morning. The business district looked clean and modern, with many skyscrapers – banks, hotels, and apartment buildings. We spent walking around for about an hour and then continued to the oldest part of the city – Panama Viejo. The historic site was not impressive at all, just a couple of minor ruins next to a number of souvenir shops. It looked like Captain Morgan did a thorough job when he sacked the city in the XVII century.
On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at a nice restaurant for lunch and had some sancocho (Panamanian chicken soup) and seafood. In the afternoon, Vadim took another stab at conjugating irregular Spanish verbs with the help of his teacher.
It was our last night in Panama City and we decided to reward ourselves with a movie in the VIP section at Cinepolis Multiplaza Pacifico. It took us more than half an hour to catch a cab in the street with two other passengers in the car, but we made it just in time for the movie – a silly comedy “Todo un Parto” (Due Date). The VIP section had very comfortable fully-reclining leather seats, and we were served a rather mediocre sushi during the movie, but the overall experience was very nice. We filled our stomachs with Italian fast food in the food court after the movie and then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the tomorrow’s trip to the German sailing ship Stahlratte (Steel Rat).
Routes taken: None
Miles ridden: None