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The Panama Canal. This, of course, runs straight through Panama. With the creation of this canal ships no longer had to travel all the way around South America. Which shortened the trip considerably!

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from Alex In Wanderland

Riding on the Rails of History: The Panama Canal Railway

An amazing experience when traveling through #CentralAmerica -- Riding from Pacific Coast to the Atlantic across Panama on the country's iconic Panama Canal Railway | Alex in Wanderland

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El canal de Panamá tiene 85 kilometros y es la sola parte de La Carretera Panamericana que es roto entre Alaska y Argentina. Es necesario por el comercio internacional, porque barcos no tienen que correr alrededor de Sudamérica.

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from USA Today

Packing List for Panama Canal Cruise

Packing List for Panama Canal Cruise | USA Today

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from About.com Travel

4 Things to See or Do in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia is found in the northern part of South America. It is a popular port of call on western Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises.

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