The Bus Terminal

November 16th, 2012

Today we decided to walk around the bus terminal area. I heard there were fabric shops there and I’m thinking of doing some sewing. We didn’t find much fabric, but we found a lot of other things. What a place teaming with people and life and character! There was produce everywhere, and food, clothes, cell phones, cosmetics, handbags, hammocks, plants, chicken feed, chickens, even places to get your hair done. It seems that anything anyone would want could be found somewhere in the area.

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The Bus Terminal

Waiting for the Bus

Waiting for the Bus

I think buses are also used to deliver things around the area, and this looks like things waiting for a bus.

We also walked around the terminal area, and a couple blocks away I recognized the shop where I bought my work boots. We had gotten there before from the park, so apparently the bus station is within blocks of the park. I need to walk around the area more and get a better idea of where everything is! The streets nearby are equally full of activity.

The Bus Terminal Area, David, Chiriqui, Panama

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There were many Ngobe Indians in the area. What fabric we saw for sale looked like what they use for their colorful dresses.0201
There were also working people, school children, travelers, families, and one guy who apparently had to sleep something off.0251
Directly across the street we saw chickens and rabbits for sale.0271

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The bus terminal is such an interesting area. Many people don’t have cars so they use the buses for all their transportation. Buses are inexpensive and the service is excellent. All the buses meet at the terminal, the local and a well as the long distance buses, so there are always many people are in the terminal area. Wherever there are people, there are enterprising folks with businesses to provide them with anything they want.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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11 Responses to The Bus Terminal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done Kris, I look forward to reading each and every one of your adventures.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I think you need a map!

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  3. rachel says:

    I’ll be following your page as we are just starting to research moving to Panama.

    Thanks

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    • kristc99 says:

      Really! How exciting. Come visit and see how it feels to you. Maybe you will love it too 🙂

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    • Phyl Smith says:

      Hi rachel..my husband and I are following these great adventures too and researching moving to Panama-thinking of visiting in a few months time and interested in the Boquete/David area and also El Valle and Altos del Maria. I’ve been looking for others who are in the same boat-to join forces and share info.

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      • kristc99 says:

        How exciting! Please keep in touch and let us know when you are in the area. I need to update my “external links” page too and add some discussion groups for people living here or considering it. There are a lot of expats with more experience than us who are full of all sorts of information.

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  4. Susan says:

    Can’t wait to take a trip to the same area the next time we are staying at our home in Volcancito. Please post if you do find a fabric store in David as I will be looking for one. I am planning to get my sewing machine down there as soon as I can as I am always working on sewing projects. I enjoy your posts!

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    • Kris says:

      I know of three fabric stores in David, one with three floors crammed full of fabric choices. Most of the fabric is way cheaper than in the US also. If you like to sew you’ll have a very good time here.

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