Panama Canal, 12 Dec 2012
As far as business trips go, that one was particularly boring. My fault, entirely: I made 0 effort to explore the city and spent the entire time in hotels, taxis and printing companies. Worse, while there, I watched every episode of Dinner for Five and The Mindy Project.
… In fact, I felt so guilty that on my last night I forced myself out of the hotel and drove to the Panama Canal for dinner.
I ended up at the Miraflores restaurant [the food is a disaster so the only smart (and desperate) option is to eat the shit out of the $31 all-you-can-eat buffet] and scored a table on the terrace, right by the railing overlooking the locks.
I watched the ships go by and binged on ceviches.
On the way back, I fought the cab driver down from $45 to $30 for a ride I knew was worth a mere $20, which left me feeling rather bitter sweet… But the ships were well worth the bad food and the dent in my pride.