After the exciting activities of my first day in Rome, you could imagine how tired I was the next morning. On top of that, I only had a couple hours until meeting my tour group outside of Vatican City. A tip about staying in spaces when sharing the same bathroom: Take your showers at night to avoid the crowd! After hovering outside the bathroom for almost an hour and finally getting dressed, my window of time to get to my meeting point had significantly diminished. My only choice was to order an car - never the frugal option
Panama City is the hub of the Americas and, because of this, I often get messages from people who have long layovers in Panama City and have no idea how to kill time between their flights. Most people know that Panama has a canal...and that's about it. However, if you immerse yourself in the city for even just one day, I guarantee that you'll fall in love.
I’d like to thank you! But, in order for you to understand my gratitude, I first need to give you some context. I grew up in the US, in a home where we never locked our door. Some, including myself, thought this was odd, but my parents didn’t think it posed any real threat so we learned to accept it. Although my family lived in a rural area, we were certainly the exception to the American rule at the time. My youth was unfortunately shaped by after-school TV specials, high-profile child abductions, high school shootings, and America’s Most Wanted – which combined would make my parents and I think that danger was lurking around every corner. At some point, I’m not sure when, trust stopped being freely given. If and when it was given, it was given from a safe distance.