Colon must be where Neil Young wrote "Keep on Rocking in the Free world". Took a taxi from the Cruise Terminal. Colon is like the old Havana with attitude. 10 times worse than Harlem in the 60's. It is definitely edgy and decrepit -which is eye opening. Never have I seen so much street litter and rubbish. We could see tire fires in the streets just off the one main drag. We drove into small gated Communities where the gated houses had guards as well!
And then suddenly the Hotel New Washington! An apparition in this dump. Nice looking grounds,
good looking entrance. It must have been fabulous a long time ago. The view of the Canal at back is amazing and a must to see. However no food in the restaurant and a complete lack of interest by all staff. Its worth a 10 minute visit, longer if you can get a drink. Dont be scared -get a good taxi driver at the Cruise Terminal and enjoy a tour. It is a long boring hot way to walk into the town -nothing to see on the way in.More
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