Aimee’s Global Internship Story 3 – Panama

I went to the Panama Canal last weekend. It was beautiful. Unfortunately because it was a Sunday the information building closed early! We were hoping to learn more about the canal’s history and see pictures or video about it. Instead, we went to a restaurant that overlooked the canal.
According to Wikipedia, the Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is an 82-kilometre (50 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the International maritime trade. Actually, the canal was not very big, the route was more narrow than I had expected. In fact, whenever two ships shared the canal, they were always travelling in single file! Maybe two ships cannot pass at the same time?
Anyway, the weather was amazing and the view was also great. I hope to go to the Panama Canal again to see more! See ya Panama Canal!
After visiting the Panama Canal, I went to the biggest shopping mall, Albrook mall. It was a really big shopping mall; it looked like the Eaton Centre. The shopping centre has animal mascots: an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Tiger, and a Panda. They were cute. The mall also connected to a casino. I have had never been to a casino before and I hope I can go before I leave.
Unfortunately when we got to the mall it was already late so most of the stores had closed. Some stores were selling clothes for $1.00 or $2.00! It’s so cheap! Have you ever bought clothes for only $1.00? Also tax is only 7% in Panama. You can buy something cheap, and only have to pay a small amount of tax! If you are a shopping addict, you should come to Panama! Panama is a great country to enjoy shopping.

Written by: Aimee

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