Author Archives: Kris Cunningham

About Kris Cunningham

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

Some Local Scenery

just another day in the life of a retired expat in Panama…. One of my longer bike routes takes me northwest of David through the countryside and up into the hills. It is so pretty! The other day I decided … Continue reading

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Scorpion? Again?

We were told that scorpions tend to come in houses during the dry season because they are looking for water. We have found this to be true so far. We are now in the height of rainy season though and … Continue reading

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A Rant on The State of the Middle Class and Retirement

I think it is common knowledge that many people are going to have a hard time affording a comfortable retirement, and we all know people who plan to work until they drop because they feel they have no other choice. Joel … Continue reading

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Raquel’s Ark Wildlife Rescue

The next stop in our day with friends was Raquel’s Ark in Volcan. Raquel has a number of interesting animals and birds which she cares for and clearly loves. Most are tame and enjoy visitors so it is a great … Continue reading

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Macho de Monte, revisted

Macho de Monte is an amazing river canyon near Cuesta Piedra, a town between Conception and Volcan.  I met up with a bunch of Boquete expats near Dolega so we could drive to Volcan together, and I was thrilled when … Continue reading

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Car Trouble in Panama

A little bad luck, a lot of good luck and good people, and an interesting day. I have a 97 Mazda, not fancy but a sturdy little car. I have had a number of people beg me to sell it … Continue reading

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The Birthday Party

Originally posted on Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua:
My carrot cake at the birthday party The Birthday Party January 22, 2005           It was at Alba Ligia’s sixth birthday celebration, where I learned the meaning of compassionate immersion, creative ingenuity,…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction  For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math … Continue reading

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Two Years

It is hard to believe my two year mark passed on the 10th of this month. The time has gone fast and it hardly seems possible. But, it also feels like I have been here long enough that this life is … Continue reading

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Goodie Bags for Los Ramos

Originally posted on Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua:
It’s not often that one gets to see immediate results of their donations or knows that all of the money received goes directly to those who need it the most. For $800…

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