The trip there began without fanfare and a map. Unfortunately, unlike a “Trip-Tik” map from Triple A Motor Club of America, our map didn’t show any of the road construction and we were forced to navigate numerous detours to the point that we actually missed our turn off. I must add that it wasn’t our fault as there were no signs!
Historically, the “Panama Hat” was an integral part of the typical dress of the locals, and remains so today. Although named Panama hat, the original Panama hats came to us from Ecuador, not Panama! (Whoda thunk it!”)