Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s nice to have great neighbors!

We have really nice neighbors here. Everyone knows everyone, and they are all very friendly. I felt like family within a week of getting here. Today though, I really got to see how things work here. The “stuff” arrived today, … Continue reading

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Bloggers for Peace

Bloggers for Peace <– click the link to learn more. It’s a blogging movement to promote peace in the world. Everyone is welcome to get involved. Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do … Continue reading

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* “…be thankful you have somewhere to go that welcomes you.” *

via * “…be thankful you have somewhere to go that welcomes you.” *. This is an interesting post about statistics and news of Panama. How healthy is this country, and what are the trends? Who is coming here? What economic … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination I was in the front yard yesterday enjoying the sunlight on the bougainvillea flowers and thought, what’s a more interesting illumination than the sun?! So, I grabbed my camera and my macro lens, and these are a … Continue reading

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America is Taking Over Panama!

Yes this is a “foreign” country, but not as foreign as you would think. If you feel better seeing familiar businesses here, if you are happy to get your favorite fast food, you will be just fine in Panama. Is … Continue reading

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A Trip to Volcan

Yesterday, we went to Volcán, about a hour’s drive from our home in David. Volcán Barú is the highest point in the area (and the country). Boquete  is on the eastern side of Volcán Barú, and Volcán is in the … Continue reading

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More Encounters with the Panama Health Care System

Ma went back to see the eye doctor. It’s dryer and windier here now so her allergies and dry eyes were bothering her more. She got some different eye drops and a referral to an allergist. Again, we just showed … Continue reading

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*Fresh Fruit and Veggies in David, Delicious and Cheap!*

via *Fresh Fruit and Veggies in David, Delicious and Cheap!*. While I was doing the shopping, my husband had hold of the camera!

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Another Wonderful Mango Tree

This old, majestic tree is in an area where we frequently ride our bikes. I thought it looked especially interesting today with the light and shadows of the setting sun. It’s tempting to photoshop out the house and wall so … Continue reading

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a Trip to the Dentist

Dental care is less expensive here in Panama. People travel here for care and even with travel expenses, they save money. So, we decided to wait until we were here to get any further dental care. My husband needed a … Continue reading

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