Pavimento desnivel (uneven pavement) This word, desnivel, strikes me so funny. We see it quite a bit since the road to Boquete is under construction, and there is other construction going on around town too.
We’ve made two trips to Boquete in the last week. When we went last Saturday evening it was raining. The scenery was beautiful, especially the huge white clouds that always seem to hang around the lower parts of Volcan Baru. That was very surreal looking but, it wasn’t a good day for photos. We were in the car with a mission, get to the restaurant so Joel could meet some people and play some music.
In David, it’s always nice and warm. You don’t think about how freezing it can feel only 45 minutes away. Boquete was cold, windy, and wet. I was so thankful the previous owner of the car (one of the musicians) had left a nice hoodie behind. I gave it back to him, but not until the end of the evening. It was a great evening though, good food (Mike’s Global), good company, interesting new friends, and fun music (but definitely chilly for my thin blood).
We went back to Boquete on Tuesday for my Spanish class and to go to the market. Class wasn’t the usual class since we planned to go to the beautiful garden, and then a strawberry place. But since she doesn’t speak English, it’s always Spanish practice with her, and it was a real pleasure to be together in person instead of on the internet. Tuesday was the first work day after a three day holiday though, and apparently everyone has so much fun they didn’t want to go back to work. Everything was closed, the garden, the strawberry place, another strawberry place, and even the tourist center closed their doors shortly after we got there. No matter though, we had a lot fun driving around, chatting, and just enjoying ourselves.
The market was also good. There are a lot of English speaking expats there, so its interesting to talk with others sharing a similar experience. Some good friends of ours are vendors there so we were able to see them also. And, there is always something I think I need to buy.
Mainly though, it was a great photo day. The Boquete area is spectacularly beautiful. Words and photos cannot do justice to the beauty of the mountains with the clouds hovering around the tops, the lush green hills, and a day with a wonderful blue sky and perfect white clouds. I am amazed every day by the beauty of this country, and Boquete is like beauty central. I can certainly see why people want to live there. It’s a lovely little town full of flowers and wonderful scenery, and if you prefer to have a large expat community with lots of activities and events, that’s definitely a place to consider.
You know I couldn’t go there without my camera, and you know I can’t resist posting some of my favorite photos, so here you go!