Sometimes magic happens when you least expect it. We left Panama City and in 45 minutes time, we were taken back in time to the quiet community of Gamboa circa 1915. The town was abandoned when the US turned the Canal over to Panama. Gamboa remains today a reminder of the past where Smithsonian scientists go to escape the City and some Panamanians remain to tell their stories. A part of the Canal still functions as workers dredge the bottom of the river so vessels won't get stuck. However, many of them don't stay in the town but instead take a bus back to Panama City. There are no real super markets except for the tiny shop behind the purple house near the bus station. There's really nothing here for urbanites and that's why the town is left alone. So keep it secret; keep it safe:) Today's post is a fun one....pure fiction and stupidity on my part. I didn't realize how special this place would be for me until it came time to go home. Imagine a bubble where time stopped and the ghosts of our past remained. While we were here, I was reminded of the TV series LOST! Here is some evidence that we think created the inspiration for this show.
Old structures on the verge of collapsing, which also included a Catholic church, were reminders that a civilization once lived here.
This is a dead leaf. It was just cool to look at......
Final evidence that we were LOST! in Gamboa......a lighthouse full of bats!!! Catch the video below to see the action pics......Tomorrow we'll take a serious look at Soberanía National Park and the infamous Pipeline Road.