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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue  for this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into dialogue. What do they say to each other? These were found within a few feet of each other on the same wall.   Related articles … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray Share a photo of what “fray” means to you — it could be a tear in a favorite pair of jeans, a street rumble just about to begin, or a friend diving into an oncoming wave at … Continue reading

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Boca Chica – Bocas del Mar Hotel

Next to the Seagullcove Lodge in Boca Chica is another hotel, Bocas del Mar. We noticed steps going up from our hotel’s beach so we decided to wander over and take a look. It’s a very new looking hotel with … Continue reading

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Boca Brava and the Monkeys

Boca Brava is the closest island to our hotel on Boca Chica, and we were told that not only is there a hotel with a good restaurant, there is a hiking trail where howler monkeys are frequently seen. The hotel … Continue reading

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Boca Chica Getaway

We have been to the Seagullcove Lodge in Boca Chica before, so when an Oferta Simple came up we bought a couple more nights there. It’s a great little hotel with only six cabanas so it feels very personal, and … Continue reading

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Bugs and Critters of the Day

We have bugs. I have a camera. You know what that means. Bug pictures! There is always something interesting crawling or flying around here. I love being outdoors here, and have been spending many late evenings outdoors on the terrace … Continue reading

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Making Tortillas

Tortillas are considerably easier than tamales! I had made them before out of dried corn, but this time my friend Cedo and I made them out of fresh corn. It’s pretty simple, really. Again, buy some corn on the cob, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette  Photography is all about experimenting with light, and then positioning yourself (or your subject) in the right spot to achieve a certain effect. One such effect is a silhouette, in which an outline of someone or something appears dark … Continue reading

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Making Tamales

Making Panamanian tamales is quite a production, but they are SO good. Cedo agreed to teach me how to do it as she had been taught by her grandmother. How cool is that! First we made just a few so … Continue reading

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Guardian Angels, Good Luck, or Who Knows?

The party on Sunday was a great success, but after the party we had a near miss of a dangerous, scary disaster! We live on a dead end street, so Joel parked our cars down at the end of the … Continue reading

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