Tag Archives: Chiriqui

The Finca (the Farm) Revisted

It seems like farming should be simple. The cows eat grass, come in to be milked, the milk gets sold, and life is good, right? The more I learn about farming the more I understand how complicated, and how expensive … Continue reading

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Panama Cost of Living Report – October 2014

What does it cost to live in Panama? The answer can vary widely depending on where and how you live. I can tell you though what it cost us to live in David, Chiriqui, for the month of October. Fixed … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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The New Public Market

There has been a very large, shiny building under construction in David. I heard some time ago that it was going to be a market to house the merchants that are usually on the street. Tuesday I was shopping with … Continue reading

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Playa La Barqueta – a Visit to the Beach

It’s always fun to have someone new around because you have a good reason to visit all of your favorite spots! Kayla, granddaughter of some good friends, was staying with us for a few days and we had such a … Continue reading

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