With all the construction of new highways and speed roads, I’m having difficulty driving in Panama. My main concern in entering and exiting out of the speedways. If you’re not careful you could end up in a crash. Panamanians are not known to be prudent drivers. Give one a car, and you have a potential James Bond 007 agent. Speed seems to be the main cause of deaths in this country. That’s why I decided to invest about $300 in a Garmin Nuvi 50 GPS.
I’ve used the device for over a month now and feel very satisfied with its performance. It’s amazing how well it displays all the roads and highways of the city. For the first time, I now know the names of some our streets. The gadget speaks to you in several languages. I toggle between English and Spanish and the pronunciation of the streets is pleasant and understandable.
During a recent visit to Boquete, I was pleasantly surprised that a car rental company was renting GPSs to its customers at the airport. I think it’s a wonderful idea to aid foreign visitors traveling through the Province of Chiriqui. It is expected that the same service is also available in Panama City. I’ll look into it later. Driving in the city is not an easy task. People are very impatient, most of the highways are under repairs and the construction of the subway has created traffic jams. Having a GPS will make your driving more comfortable, but of course it won’t cut the “tranques”.
All the routes leading to my neighborhood and the roads inside the neighborhood are exactly right. It’s amazing how satellites in outer space can make your life easier. Technology is amazing.