On my way to Asunción, I will have an 8-hour layover at Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.
If there's a lounge at the airport, I can probably just settle in and work for a day, but my sanity might be better served if I were to jaunt out and explore a bit.
From my last trip to the area, I remember Panama City is quite a drive from the airport – around 30-45 minutes, I think.
Will I have enough time to leave the airport and spend a few hours in Panama City and still be able to get back, clear security and make my connecting flight in time, or should I just find ways to keep myself occupied at the airport?
I will be traveling on a US passport, so I should be able to qualify for visa on arrival.