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cultural lesson 6

panama canallock type channel, extending 50miles
the panama canal extendsfrom panama city on pac ocean to the city of colon on the carribean sea
the canal is capable ofrecieving 50 ships a day and takes nine hours to cross it.
transit from alaska to us gulf coastis sixteen days.
On december 31st, 1999panama assumes full responsiblility for the canal, which is now controlled by US
the chagres riverexpedition for people interested in bird watching, fishing and preserving nature
the chagres river expeditionleaves from panama city or the city of colon, every weekend.
The expedition passesthrough the Gatun lock and along the river to the caribbean sea, where the San Lorenzo Fort is located
Tamalesare made of mashed and seasoned corn filled with cooked chicken or pork, olives and prunes
Tamales are preparedby being wrapped in plantain leaves, tied with a cord, and boiled.
To eat Tamalesunwrap the cord and open the leaves
Tamales can be eaten atlulnch or dinner
Platanos dulcesare ripe plantains, or bananas, slowly cooked in sugarcane honey
Panama has two seasonsthe dry season, from january to mid-april, and the rainy season, which lasts from mid-april to December
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