Here's what you should know about Panama:
- Panama was the first Latin American country to adopt the US dollar as its currency . It's the same bill, but they call it the balboa.
- The Panama hat is made in Ecuador, not Panama.
- John McCain was born in the Canal Zone (at that time, US territory in Panama).
- From the Volcán Barú, you can see the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean at the same time.
Here's what else I'm expecting: really hot weather.
Besides seeing exciting spots like the Canal, we're hoping this trip will give us some fresh energy and relieve some of the burnout we're feeling after a pretty intense year. I'm grateful for the opportunity to travel around South (and now Central) America, but what I'm really looking for today is a break.