After Big White got its wheels back again it was time for a test spin and the road led to North of Panama City, Colon. Now Colon was not a high importance colonial town, actually its existence came to light at the mid 1800’s only as a starting point of the Panama Railroad, founded by the Americans. Once a highly educated city, most of its original population has moved out by the 1960’s and it is seriously deteriorated these days, although a massive restoration project began in 2014. If you visit in 20 years from now probably there will be visible improvements, for now its a shocking scene of slums. The Port of Manzanillo just 20 minutes from the city is a busy transportation hub, completely controlled by the Chinese and a shipping point in the close future for our van.