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Take a ride through one of the greatest engineering feats of all time

08.18.2011
Topic Snowbirds Travel,South American Travel

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Panama's climate alone makes it a great area to visit when the winter blues are creeping in. The humidity stays lower than that of Florida and the average temperature fluctuates between 65 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit in the month of February. Purchasing cheap travel insurance before travelling to this part of the world can help to eliminate any potential misfortunes that may occur. 

A jaunt to this region of Central America would not be complete without touring the Panama Canal. Since an excursion through the canal can take up to 15 hours, it may be best to purchase a tour to see the highlights of the canal from the ground. 

The single most interesting and magnificent part of the canal is Gatun Lake and its locks. The sheer size of this engineering marvel is staggering, as it was constructed to allow battleships access from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice-versa. Walkways are available so curious vacationers can see this feat of modern engineering up close, and some tours include viewings of the ships rising up in the locks.