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    The Panama Canal: Crossing a continent

    The train in front of me is a beauty: an old-fashioned red, black and yellow locomotive that looks wonderfully at home in the Central American sunshine. Inside, its wood-panelled, lamp-lit… Read More»

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    Panama: Pirates, paradise and poverty

    “It was because of San Blas that Scotland and England signed a union,” said Gilberto, my Panamanian guide. This was news to me. Years of schooling in Scotland and I’d… Read More»