01.11.2013 60 °F
We flew Copa Air (Who?). I know, I know, I thought the same thing that we'd be sitting next to a farmer with his chickens. Turns out that they are part of the United Airlines Alliance. Actually, it was the first time we got meals on a plane in years! And they were pretty good. I say meals as we had one segment of the trip that went to Panama City, Panama and then we changed planes to continue to Lima. Altogether it was about 10 1/2 hours with about 7 1/2 actual flying time. We were met at the airport by a person for the tour and were driven to our hotel, Swissotel. Quit nice and in a very upscale area. The tour guide wanted to assure us that it was safe to walk around this area. Though driving here from the airport, the city wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The drivers were awful! Stop signs are just a suggestion.
We had a pleasant surprise as we were coming into Panama City. We flew right over the locks for the Panama Canal at the gulf side. If I remember it right, that was the Mira Flores locks. I took a couple of pictures of the view.