Author Archives: Kris C

About Kris C

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.

The Ferry to Bainbridge Island

Thursday I decided to take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, a spot not far from Seattle. It was an easy trip on the bus downtown and a short walk to the pier. The day started off cool and overcast but … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Seattle

My younger daughter lives in the Seattle area. I decided to spend a week here so I could explore the city and the area a bit since I haven’t spent much time here before.  She gave me a card for … Continue reading

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Visiting Family

We are back in the US. I haven’t posted anything for many days because I’ve been too busy doing things to talk about them. We have been having a fantastic time! First stop, California, home of my older daughter and … Continue reading

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New Ads on the Photos

Apologies to all my readers for the ads on the photos. They look so annoying! From what I have been able to learn, they are something new from Word Ads, the folks who put the ads on the bottom of … Continue reading

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Bugs

My life would not be complete without photos of bugs now and then. Most of these were seen on a pillar on the terrace one day so I grabbed my macro lens to take a closer look. The field of … Continue reading

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Community and Acceptance

When on a bus or plane for hours, what do you do? Write blog posts! My friend Haydee was at my house the other day and had an interesting question. She was watching a TV show from the US and … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Finca (Farm)

My friend Cedo has a farm in Cuestra Piedra. She grew up in that area. Her mother in law was one of the first eight families to live there, and she named the town. I am starting to learn a … Continue reading

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A Birthday Party

One of the best things about blogging is the great new friends you meet. A Panamanian man living in the US has left many helpful comments, and over the months we have kept in touch occasionally by email as well. … Continue reading

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An Interesting Bug

Snakes, bugs… I know, I know but I keep seeing things I’ve never seen before. This bug was sitting on a pail in the utility room one night, and then on the broom handle. It looked like some sort of … Continue reading

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Dangerous Snakes

We know there are dangerous snakes here in Panama. We’ve only seen a few snakes but none of the dangerous, until a few days ago. I posted a few photos in the photo challenge recently, and thought this little snake … Continue reading

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