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[美洲綜合]每年我們姐妹三人都會找時間聚在一起並帶著母親一同出遊,尤其近年來母親的體力愈來愈差,平日也不想出門,我們總要費盡口舌連哄帶騙的才能把她...大,4個人的箱子一擺,也擠的滿滿的。 右:羅德岱堡的內港不大,有可以打開的水泥大橋,方便船隻的進出。 下面2張是羅德岱堡港口邊景色
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每年我們姐妹三人都會找時間聚在一起並帶著母親一同出遊,尤其近年來母親的體力愈來愈差,平日也不想出門,我們總要費盡口舌連哄帶騙的才能把她勸出來。

這次我們選擇搭乘 Celebrity 的巴拿馬運河14天的遊程。
會選擇 Celebrity 的主要因素是這條航線的終點站就在舊金山,也就是說結束行程下了船之後,只要45分鐘就可以到家了,方便省事,也是為了母親的身體著想。

因為要在羅德岱堡港口(佛羅里達州)上船,我們早2天飛到奧蘭多,跟 Hertz 租了個大型車 Lincoln 的 navigator,我們自備了GPS,但後來發現這輛車子本身也有,我們算是多帶了。

奧蘭多我還不算陌生,在搬到北加州之前我曾在這住過2年,許多的往事不見得全部記的住,但是在這裡抓大蛤蜊(clam),釣海魚,網鳥魚的情景,這等快樂的往事卻是絕對忘不了的。

我們頭一晚住奧蘭多機場附近旅館,第二晚就住在羅德岱堡碼頭附近的旅館(hyatt),第三天一早去羅德岱堡機場還車,再坐shuttle回旅館。中午再坐旅館免費的shuttle到碼頭辦理報到手續並上船。



左: 林肯的 navigator 車子空間雖大,4個人的箱子一擺,也擠的滿滿的。 右:羅德岱堡的內港不大,有可以打開的水泥大橋,方便船隻的進出。





下面2張是羅德岱堡港口邊景色


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會促使我寫這篇文字的動力,是見到中南美這一塊的資訊不多,我樂於分享我的見聞,就當做是大家茶餘飯後放鬆心情觀看的連環圖畫。

這艘遊輪沿途停靠的港口包括:

哥倫比亞的Cartagena、
巴拿馬運河全程穿越、
哥斯大黎加的 Puntarenas、
墨西哥的Huatulco、 Acapulco、Cabo San Lucas、
舊金山港口下船。


~~哥倫比亞篇~~

遊輪在海上連續航行2天後,第3天清晨6點多,船己到達哥倫比亞的 Cartagena,只見岸邊高樓大廈林立,一派 "國運昌隆" 的氣象。

嘿,先別急著下結論。
傍晚近 8點左右天色己漸漸暗下來,我站在船艙的陽臺上向岸邊望去,驚訝的發現這片佔地廣大的高樓華廈一片漆黑,顯然是片大面積無人居住的鬼樓。
我立刻拍下昏暗的相片做為佐証。



這張相片攝於 "清晨" 7點鐘,遊輪抵達Cartagena, 遊輪準備進港。






下面這張相片在 "晚上" 8點左右拍的,高樓裡很難得看的到燈光。






我們的船在 Cartagena 整整停了12小時。
接下來我會繼續po許多相片,都是在市區沿路拍下的。
各位觀看過後也會有自己的評價。
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會促使我寫這篇文字的動力,是見到中南美這一塊的資訊不多,我樂於分享我的見聞,就當做是大家茶餘飯後放鬆心情觀看的連環圖畫。

這艘遊輪沿途停靠的港口包括:

哥倫比亞的Cartagena、
巴拿馬運河全程穿越、
哥斯大黎加的 Puntarenas、
墨西哥的Huatulco、 Acapulco、Cabo San Lucas、
舊金山港口下船。
I had Panama canal cruise in 2007 (Princess), I can share some shore excurion information.

Acapulco, Mexico
We saw the cliff divers in La Quebrada and visited Fuerte de San Diego


Fuerte de San Diego. Acapulco’s fort was built in 1616 to protect the city’s lucrative harbor and wealthy citizens from pirate attacks. Although it was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1776, it was entirely restored by the end of that century. Today the fort houses the excellent Museo Historico de Acapulco (Acapulco History Museum). Bilingual videos and text explain exhibits tracing the city’s history from the first pre-Hispanic settlements 3000 years ago through the exploits of pirates like Sir Francis Drake, the era of the missionaries, and up to Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1821. There are also displays of precious silks, Talavera tiles, exquisitely hand-tooled wooden furniture, and delicate china. A good multimedia show in Spanish (an English version requires a minimum of 15 people).

Huatulco, Mexico
We had a Copalita river float here.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
We visited Antigua

Antigua found in 1543, the city was initially called Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, after the patron saint of the conquistadors. For 200 years it was the capital of a region that included what is now Central America and part of Mexico. Along with Lima and Mexico City, it was one of the greatest cities of the Americas. By the 18th century the city had been destroyed by earthquakes several times. Because it was a major political, religious, and intellectual center, it was always rebuilt. Powerful tremors stuck again in late 1773, reducing much of the city’s painstakingly restored elegance to rubble. The government reluctantly relocated to a safer site in the Ermita Valley, where Guatemala City now stands.

Cathedral de San Jose (4). Only two chapels remain in what was once the city’s main house of worship. The lovely white cathedral was completed in 1680, but destroyed in an earthquake less than 100 years later. As in most other Latin American churches, the cross and altar are toward the east so that worshippers face the Holy Land.

Museo de Arte Colonial(5). On the former site of the University of San Carlos, the Museum of Colonial Art, its cloisters left largely intact through the shakier centuries, holds a collection of mostly 17th-centruy religious paintings and statues commissioned by the Castilians. There is also a display of photographs of Semana Santa celebration.

Nuestra Senora de La Merced(11). Our Lay of Mercy is one of Antigua’s most eye-catching attractions, known far and wide for its fanciful yellow stucco façade. The church was built in 1548, only to be destroyed by an earthquake in 1717. It was finally rebuilt in 1767, six years before a second massive earthquake forced the city to be abandoned. Architect Juan Luis de Dios Estrada wisely designed the church to be earthquake resistant. The squat shape, thick walls, and small, high windows are responsible for La Merced’s surviving the 1773 quake with barely a crack. The church’s unique façade incorporates deities from the Maya religion, including six squat figures near the top that represent the Maya equivalent of Atlas. The attached monastery, which has an immense stone fountain in the central courtyard, has excellent views of surrounding volcanoes. There are remnants of unfinished restoration projects here and there, and the fountain never seems to flow, but this doesn’t interfere with the church’s beauty, particularly when the bougainvillea are in bloom.

Arco de Santa Catalina(10). The only remnant of the once-enormous Convent of St. Catherine is this beautiful yellow arch that spans 5 Avenida Norte. The convent was founded in 1613 with only four nuns, but by 1693 its growing numbers forced it to expand across the street. The arch was built to allow the sisters to pass from one side to the other unseen.

Casa Santo Domingo was the bastion of one of the most grand convents of America: the one that sheltered the followers of the order of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Casa Santo Domingo opened it’s doors in June 1989.
Jades, S.A. – the first and biggest factory and museum in La Antigua Guatemala

Convento de las Capuchinas(9). Antigua’s largest convent was built by the Capuchin nuns, whose number had swelled because they, unlike other sisterhoods, did not require young women to pay dowries to undertake the religious life. They constructed the mammoth structure in 1736, just a decade after the first of their order arrived from Madrid. The convent was abandoned after the earthquake of 1773, even though damage to the structure was relatively light. In the 1940s the convent was restored and opened to the public. The ruins, which are quite well preserved, include several lovely courtyards and gardens, the former bathing halls, and a round tower lined with the nuns’ cells – two of which illustrate cloistered life with rather eerie mannequins. Climb to the roof for a memorable view of the surrounding landscape.

Casa Popenoe. A short loop through this beautifully restored colonial mansion takes you through courtyards and several rooms containing decorative items, including original oil paintings, fine ceramic dishes, and other items that have been in the house since its original construction in 1636.

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua
We visited Leon

Leon means “lion” in Spanish, and this city has always exerted a lion-like presence on Nicaraguan history. As one of Latin America’s most prominent colonial cities, Leon played and influential role in the commercial and intellectual life of Spanish America. Leon, Nicaragua’s capital for over 300 years, was important enough to be chosen by the Spanish as the site of Central America’s largest cathedral. Construction began in 1746, but didn’t end until 1815. The growing rivalry between the liberals of Leon and the conservatives of Granada erupted into bitter conflict in 1821, resulting in 17 battles in the city between 1824 and 1842. Leon’s massive church, however, survived. Many years later, the town again saw fierce fighting during the 1970s revolution against Somoza. Sensing that he was losing control, the dictator ordered the city bombed. Again, the hardy cathedral remained intact.

Cathedral de la Asuncion, is the largest church in Central America. Tradition holds that the architect submitted a smaller, less grandiose blueprint to the Spanish crown, fearing that Spain would nix his real intentions. Inside, the high arches and heavy columns lend a feeling of indestructibility. Paintings of the stations of the cross by artist Antonio Sarra adorn the huge walls. Look for the tomb of poet Ruben Dario at the foot of the statue of St. Paul, to the right of the alter. A stone lion, representing the city of Leon, mourns stop the grave.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica
We enjoyed hot springs in Tabacon resort
http://www.tabacon.com/

Tabacon Hot Springs Resort and Spa(2), from here you can look directly up the small valley to the slopes of the volcano, and to cascades of glowing hot boulders. It appears dangerously close, yet the volcano also has a benign effect. Arenal heats Tabacon’s therapeutic waters to a perfect temperature. Tiled slides, waterfalls and pools of varying temperatures are surrounded by tumbling warm water creeks and lush gardens. You can even have a Jacuzzi, or a massage. Enjoy a meal in Tabacon dinning room and watch the erupting volcano from a quiet pool.

Arenal Volcano, until early July 1968, Arenal was a heavily-wooded low hill, similar to many others in the area, near the village of La Fortuna. Then one morning the people there began feeling a few earth tremors. Suddenly, the forest started smoking and streaming. Women washing their clothes marveled at the sudden warm water which flowed in the creeks. Then, on July 29, all hell broke loose and Volcan Arenal exploded. Rolling clouds of gas and fountains of red-hot boulders and molten lava hit the countryside like a bomb. Since then, Arenal has been continuously active. It is everyone’s preconception of a volcano; conical, rising abruptly out of flatland vegetation. But do not attempt to climb it. The molten lava running down her western slope has temperature of 926C(1669F), not to mention an unpredictable spew of rocks, intense heat and poison gases.

Panama Canal, Panama
Panama Canal, Connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the Panama Canal runs 80 km (50 mi) from southwest Panama City across the narrowest part of the isthmus, passing through Lago Gatun, an enormous artificial lake created by the damming of the Rio Charges. The first ship traversed the Panama Canal in 1914, after 10 years of construction – and a little international wheeling and dealing – by the United States. Spain developed plans for a canal here as early as the 16th century. In the 1880s France starts serious work under Ferdinand de Lesseps (the architect responsible for Suez), but his Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique went bankrupt in 1889. Soon after, the Americans took over and completed the canal at a cost of $352 million, a staggering sum at that time. Its cost was more than just dollars, though. As many as 25000 people died during the 30-odd years of construction – that’s 500 deaths for every mile of the canal.
Despite the unconscionable death toll, there’s no getting around the fact that this is one amazing piece of engineering. The amount of dirt excavated for the canal could have filled a train stretching three times around the equator. Under de Lesseps’s original plan, which called for an ocean level canal, even more dirt would have been dug out. American engineers found his plan unfeasible. Instead, they opted for a dock system that would raise and lower ships over the terrain of the isthmus. They constructed three sets of locks – Miraflores, Pedro Miguel, and Gatun – each measuring 1000 feet by 110 feet. The locks act as aquatic elevators by opening doors that let the lock either fill with water or drain. As the water level rises, a ship is raised (or lowered). Each door of each lock weights 80 tons, yet they float and thus require only 40 watts of power to open and close. Gravity does all the necessary water transfer, so the locking process uses no pumps. “Panamax” ships are designed specifically for the canal to maximize the cargo capacity. Watching a ship 106 feet wide and 950 feet long passing with only inches to spare is probably the most awesome sight on the canal. A future project calls for widening the canal at its narrowest point so as to allow two ships coming in opposite directions to pass each other.

Cartagena, Columbia
We visited Cartagena

La Popa Convent. This hill was named originally "The Stern of the Galley" due to its similarity to this part of the vessels, but turned up side down. Being the tallest height in the city it was the chosen place to build the Barefooted Augustinian Recollet Priest's Convent in 1607, and since then it has been dedicated to Our Lady of the Candles. This festivity is held each February 2nd, giving origin to the most traditional cultural act foundations in Cartagena.

San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. It is the utmost military engineering construction built by the Spanish Crown in America. Its first stage appeared in 1656 when the so called Bonete, a triangular structure at the highest point was built. After several attacks by the Baron of Pointis, (with some reinforcements), but most of all after Vernon's assault in 1741, under the direction of engineer Antonio de Arevalo, the collateral batteries were built, making of it a true inexpugnable fortress.

Las Bóvedas This long building was a part of the ramparts and served as military barracks in former times. It consists of 23 deep rooms, or dungeons. It has been built toward the end of the 18th century. The dungeons nowadays are home of souvenir shops where you can buy local Colombian tourist art.

Simon Bolivar Square The first house the general occupied during his stay in Cartagena. It was here, in 1812, that Simon Bolivar wrote the Cartagena Manifesto.

Inquisition Palace. Built towards 1770 for the Inquisition Tribunal See, this house is one of most significant constructions of civil architecture in Cartagena. It was the second see for the tribunal that from it's beginning in 1610 operated in another house in front of the existent Bolivar Square, at the Actuary's Portico.

San Pedro Claver. It is an urban unit that shows the presence of the Society of Jesus in Cartagena. The cloister, built in the XVII Century served as residence to Saint Pedro Claver, a Jesuit Priest that dedicated his missionary work to the replevying of the XVIII Century and is one of the prominent buildings in the city. Inside and under the main altar rest the relics of Saint Pedro Claver. Behind the cloister and church, the Society's School was built, that is now restored and is the site of the Naval Museum.

Navy Museum exhibits models of ancient ships, Cartagena forts and historic information about the Colombian Navy. If you are interested in boats, history and pirate stuff this Museum is your place.

Aruba
We enjoyed Palm beach and saw Casibari Rock formations, the natural bridge, and Aruba famous divi-divi trees.

San Juan, Puerto Rico
This was the 3rd time, we visit San Juan. We decided to visit El Yunque Rain Forest.

El Yunque. The 28000 acre Caribbean National Forrest didn’t gain its “rain forest” status for nothing. More than 100 billion gallons of precipitation fall here annually, spawning rushing streams and cascades, 240 tree species, and oversize impatiens and ferns. In the evening, millions of inch-long coquis (tree frogs) begin their calls, El Yunque is also home ot the cotorra, Puerto Rico’s endangered green parrot, as well as 67 other types of birds.
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這次上船報到的時候,船公司並沒有收走旅客的護照,
拿臺灣護照的旅客也不須要事前辦哥倫比亞、哥斯大黎加、墨西哥等國的簽証,你只要有美國的簽証就行了,這些是我特別向船上的櫃檯問過確定的。


當天另外一艘 Radiance的船也和我們同時抵達 Cartagena港口。
走上碼頭有當地人在表演歌舞歡迎遊輪的到來。







原文載於: 背包客棧自助旅行論壇 https://www.backpackers.com.tw/forum/showthread.php?t=90874#post762198




由於是帶著母親出門,我們只能挑選比較不費體力的岸上遊覽行程。
我們選了Cartagena的市區導覽,船公司賣34美元一人(事實上這次所有的 shore excursion 都是和船公司買的)。

行前我看了好幾本介紹哥倫比亞的書,大部份書中除了歷史地理風土人情的介紹之外,其中有本書竟然直接了當的稱它是 "強盜國家"。

由於我自己也曾經有在泰北被人下藥迷昏兩天兩夜的舊創,若非被萍水相逢的加拿大人救助,早己客死異鄉。 "所以危不危險絕不是你我可以用眼晴來分辨的"



下面4張相片是在Cartagena的街頭取景








殖民時期建的古城堡,在市區附近也是觀光客必經之地。

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沒錯,中美洲及加勒比海諸國搭乘遊輪都一律視為過境,沒有證照查驗
就連中國人也免辦簽證,這個之前有討論過。

哥倫比亞算是南美,但是它是巴拿馬運河full transit遊輪行程的重要港口,所以對觀光客的規定很友善。

注:
所有的佛羅里達-加州的巴拿馬運河行程,都一定要停哥倫比亞或是阿魯巴(或荷屬ABC三島的另外兩個),才符合美國的Passenger Service Act的規定。這給Cartagena和ABC三島幸運帶來非常好的遊輪人潮。

巴拿馬有幾個港口治安也是相當差,還曾發生遊客在港口區域被當街搶劫的事件。造成船公司這幾年不太敢停某幾個港。

相對來說Cartagena的觀光區並沒有太嚴重的治安問題。我想這本guide bood的作者應該是當背包客深入鄉下,情形不盡相同。
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Cartagena 的街上到處都看得到警察,只是不曉得這裡的警察素質高不高?或者也是二線流氓的化身?


大街上處處都是小攤販,這些青少年本該是上學的年紀,現在確拿著一筒筒的糖果在街上叫賣,我有點擔心,如果是獨行的觀光客經過那裡,這一夥青少年隨時會變成搶匪也難說。














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旅途中最讓我投入的就是"看人"。
我喜歡在陌生的地方拍陌生的人,尤其是較為弱勢的階層。不為什麼,只是覺得能從他們的身上得到很多人生的啟示。


如此瘦弱的孩子在街上沿路叫賣咖啡,他的眼裡滿是憂慮。(2008年4月23日拍攝自哥倫比亞的Cartagena)





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哥倫比亞以出產祖母綠寶石聞名於世,我所參加的市區遊覽行程的第一站,便是把我們帶去珠寶商場,商場內有十幾家的珠寶店,帶隊的哥倫比亞導遊明顯的是個打滾多年的老江湖。本來說好在這裡只停二十分鐘,結果導遊搞暫時性失蹤的把戲,讓我們又多等了20分鐘。

導遊無非希望我們有足夠的時間能多買點珠寶,他可以多得點回扣。
來哥倫比亞旅行對這裡的社會風氣也心知肚明,不會有太多的期待。船公司也不斷的提醒我們把護照、首飾鎖在房間裡的保險箱裡就好,護照帶影印本就行了。

下面相片裡的大嬸在路邊賣水果,也招攬遊客和她拍照為副業。

看到她的人,不免讓我想起一部 "馬丁勞倫斯(Martin Lawrence)" 主演的電影叫 Big Mama's House (喜劇爆笑片,不知道在臺灣片名翻譯成啥?),艾迪墨非在劇裡男扮女粧,外貌和這位大嬸神似。


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在 Cartagena 市區最熱鬧的觀光徒步區裡,警察騎著摩托車在巷子裡不停的穿梭著,不過處在哥倫比亞這樣的國情下,你真的可以相信警察嗎?
或是他們比歹徒、搶匪更為可怕?不知道誰有這方面的交手經驗可以提供。



左:穿背心,上面印著 POLICIA 的就是警察。
原文載於: 背包客棧自助旅行論壇 https://www.backpackers.com.tw/forum/showthread.php?t=90874#post764551
右:這兩個街頭藝人得到我給的 100美元賞金,並不是我太慷慨仁慈,而是我在路經現場掏錢的時候心不在焉,把美金100元誤認成1美元打賞,事後這兩人一路追著我,要和我握手道謝,我方知自己擺了烏龍。





下面這位穿藍色上衣的就是我們狡滑的導遊,他身後有輛白色小車也是巡邏警車。

導遊指著這一帶的建築說,這個地段的房子要價都在二、三佰萬美金之譜。





左:路過一家中餐館。
右:最熱鬧的行人徒步區。





左:手工藝品土產店。
右:鬧區大教堂邊具有歷史性的銅雕像。
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市區遊覽的最後一站來到Inquisition Palace,這裡面陳列了18世紀初施行酷刑的各種刑具。










下左:這套刑具很類似中國古代的一種酷刑----"五馬分屍",
受刑人躺在上面,雙手雙足用繩子梱綁固定後,再往兩端反向拉扯。

下右:有位老爸爸躺在那裡做現場示範。

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結束了市區遊覽的行程,走向巴士準備回到船上。
巴士停靠處不止小攤販多,還有看來很悲情的輪椅乞討者。

今天經歷的一切感觸既多又沈重,回到船上後我須要儘快的讓思路淨空才好。





下左:好像賣的是手搖刨冰。
下右:無處不在的流動小販。






明天是海上航行日不靠岸,後天清晨6點鐘起就要開始過巴拿馬運河了。
這是此行最為期待的一刻。

不上岸的日子裡,船公司會安排許多的節目讓你打發時間,水果雕刻就是常有的娛樂表演之一。


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"所以危不危險絕不是你我可以用眼晴來分辨的"
本來是很想去玩巴拿馬運河的,但是這樣看來,似乎真的是挺不安全的....
危不危險,真的是無法分辨
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放心啦; 坐船的話不需要特別擔心安全
整船六七十歲的老先生老太太們都能勝任

在治安較差的港,要碼是參加excursion,要碼是自己訂private tour,就可以解決治安問題。

船公司以前不敢停Cartagena,現在開始停了,就表示它們發現治安有改善,已經符合船公司的shore excursion的標準。有些船也沒有去Cartagena,而是停Aruba來滿足Passenger Service Act的要求,就更加安心。

當然,就算是在很安全的地方,也是要注意安全。治安相當好的Aruba幾年前也發生美國辣妹遇害事件。
我是覺得只要船公司、美國老人們敢去的地方,都有經過合理的篩選。只要不去做太離譜的私人活動,就ok

西加勒比海的牙買加以及海地也都有治安問題,但是船公司停靠之處,只要在合理範圍內活動,也遵照基本的安全須知,很少會遇到問題
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本來是很想去玩巴拿馬運河的,但是這樣看來,似乎真的是挺不安全的....
危不危險,真的是無法分辨



坐遊輪去算是最安全的方式了,點到即止。如果是背包客式的 "哥倫比亞深度遊" 那還真的蠻可怕的。

而我最想去的國家---亞美尼亞(Armenia)卻是有些難以接近啊。
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清晨醒來馬上跑到陽臺上張望外面的景況如何了(這次我們住的是balcony),四月的巴拿馬己經澳熱難當,只見岸邊都是密密的熱帶雨林,
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遊輪減速緩緩駛向運河河道的閘門.


下面的6張相片都是進入巴拿馬運河閘門之前四週的景色。
岸邊的房子應該是辦公室,四週都是雨林。我仰望天空發現有不少的燕子飛來飛去,依氣候的型態來說,這裡和出產燕窩的印尼、泰國很類似,難道巴拿馬也產燕窩嗎?












巴拿馬運河被列為世界八大工程之一,利用Gatum湖的地利開挖成溝通太平洋和大西洋之間的運河,通過這條捷徑可縮短七千哩的航程。


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