After Panama City we set sail for Ecuador (which means equator.  why didn’t I know that?)  We stopped first in Manta, just a few miles off the equator and about half way down this map.

After Panama City we set sail for Ecuador (which means equator.  why didn’t I know that?)  We stopped first in Manta, just a few miles off the equator and about half way down this map.

the ultimate example of gentrification.  this building, shelled during the US invasion of Panama, is slated, according to the sign, to become a 6 star hotel.  

the ultimate example of gentrification.  this building, shelled during the US invasion of Panama, is slated, according to the sign, to become a 6 star hotel.