Boquete, Chiriqui, Panamá

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.

heading up the road, Volcan Baru in the distance not too much desnivel.

heading up the road, Volcan Baru in the distance not too much desnivel.

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).

farther up the road, Volcán Barú getting closer, peak above the clouds

farther up the road, Volcán Barú getting closer, peak above the clouds

 

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.

Halba Ya, my Spanish school is in this little complex in Boquete

Halba Ya, my Spanish school is in this little complex in Boquete

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!

I love the clouds on the tops of the mountains

I love the clouds on the tops of the mountains

 

 

 

more mountains in the clouds

more mountains in the clouds

enchanted land

enchanted land

you could literally see the clouds flowing up over the tops of the mountains

you could literally see the clouds flowing up over the tops of the mountains

I zoomed in on the top of Volcán Barú, and you can see the communication towers on the very top, of you look very closely

I zoomed in on the top of Volcán Barú, and you can see the communication towers on the very top, of you look very closely

Another beautiful view, taken from the road on the way back home.

Another beautiful view, taken from the road on the way back home.

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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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  1. Beautiful pictures!

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