Mexico City to Panama City, September 28, 2017
I had a great 6 hour sleep on the Aeromexico flight from Calgary to Mexico City. I had three seats to myself and before I knew it, we were being told to prepare for landing.
Mexico City Airport is naturally a busy place but has the comforts of home: Starbucks and 7-11! Free wifi is available but only for a few minutes each time.
Going through security, my IPad was tested for chemicals and set off the alarm! I haven't had it out of its case for a couple of years so the chemicals were probably dirt and filth! Anyway, it resulted in not 1, but 2 pat downs. They are like mini massages and so I never refuse one!
I am staying at the Luna Castle Hostel in Casco Vieja - the old city. From the balcony-
Supper was creole shrimp con ensalada-
is a nice view of the new city. Some of the buildings rival those in Dubai-
I hope to get a better picture of this sky scraper. It's made out of green glass and looks like a giant Jenga tower-
After getting settled in my dorm, I went walking. Casco Viejo is either in ruins or restored. Lots of work is being done. Él Museo de Historian de Panama is closed and draped-
as is la Cathedral Metropolitana-
Only the walls remain-
The interior has been completely gutted and once renewed, it will look something beautiful like-
More walking led me to this human elevator-
Wrought iron balconies remind me of New Orleans-