We went from David to the Las Olas Beach Resort to spend some time at the beach. It’s a beautiful drive. I thought I’d share some photos and a little look at Panamanian life.
We passed some cows in fields. This big guy wasn’t very far from the resort.
We also passed many tiny Panamanian houses.
Another little Panamanian house.
There was a lot of rice growing in the area, and the fields are a very beautiful green.
Another house with a lot of plants and flowers growing in the yard.
Seeing how many people live in very small houses made me feel like we have a really big house.
The funeral home in Guarumal, a little town we passed through on the way.
More rice with darker bigger plants on the right, and younger light green plants on the left.
Pretty little house
With all the rice growing in the area, I figure this must be a storage facility for rice.
Colorful house! Houses are often painted in bright colors. Sometimes if they can’t paint the whole house they will paint just the front.
We also passed quite a few sugar cane fields.
We passed many beautiful fields and amazing trees. It’s interesting to see the Panamanian homes too. Most are so small, but they often have many flowers in the yard and food gardens. We saw many people relaxing in hammocks and visiting others in their yards and patios. We waved and greeted people and they always waved, smiled, and greeted us in return. Life may look modest to us, but it feels friendly and happy. It makes you think about what really is important.
About Kris Cunningham
We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
We saw many of the same houses and the funeral home. Also saw many children playing and riding bikes. I’ve seen many posts about trash, but our experience has been that there is no trash in the countryside.
Yes, kids playing, people walking, dogs and chickens running around, lots of life in the country. We see more trash in the city (David). Sometimes people dump it in an empty spot or don’t pick up after themselves but you’re right. It’s unusual to see trash in the countryside.
I’d forgotten how lush the Interior was, because all I get are photos/articles from Panama City, where my parents still live. Great photos!
Now that it’s raining more, it’s definitely lush and green everywhere, and really beautiful 🙂
it’s beautiful! you can tell that the dry season is behind you!
It certainly is. It seems to rain most days and everything is green and growing.