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Greetings from Panama! My name is Marina Ehrman and I have been a professional tour guide and promoter for Panama Tourism and Travel Company since 2005. I love what I do and am proud to share what my country has to offer. It is filled with endless leisure and commercial attractions, friendly happy people who open their doors to all visitors. Panama is a country of incomparable natural beauty with a variety of tourist attractions, beautiful beaches in the Pacific and Caribbean. The tropical climate year round with its diversified flora, fauna and indigenous groups make it one of the most important of Ecotourism in Latin America. I invite you to know our country’s history, culture and also enjoy the cuisine, folklore and traditions that only a place in the world can provide………Panama! Contact me and I’ll organize your visit and will be happy to welcome you in Panama. For more information on Panama, follow my Facebook page and my blog. Visit

Who came up with the idea of building the waterway?

The dream of creating a canal through the Isthmus of Panama which would unite the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, dates back to the 16th century.

The idea could have been born when Vasco Nuñez de Balboa crossed the isthmus in 1513 and discovered that only a narrow stretch separated the oceans. The Emperor Charles V, who developed the notion that a natural path was not available, began the efforts to build a passageway.

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