A Bit of Sightseeing

There’s been a lot going on around here lately! The most fun thing has been our friends’ granddaughter who stayed with us for a little while. I had a great time showing her some of the things I love in our area. Of course we had to start with a visit to the river behind our house. It’s been raining quite a bit so the water was fairly high and muddy, and everything is really green.

We decided to take a drive to Volcan and Cerro Punto. I think it’s so beautiful there and it was fun watching her enjoy it too. Our first stop was Macho de Monte in Cuesta Piedra, the fantastic river canyon. We weren’t dressed for climbing over rocks and down sand embankments (which were steeper than I remembered – I think they had been moving the dirt and sand around) but we still could see a lot.

My friend Cedo has a farm near here so we stopped by for a short visit. This farm has been in her family for many years. Her mother-in-law was one of the 8 original settlers in this area named the town (Cuestra Piedra). The farm is a lot of work for my friend but with this family history, I understand why she wants to keep it.

We arrived at feeding time and you wouldn't believe what a racket can be made by excited and hungry pigs!

We arrived at feeding time and you wouldn’t believe what a racket can be made by excited and hungry pigs! The geese were also helping and it was deafening. Look closely and you can see all the pigs standing up on their walls.

From there, we headed up the road towards Volcan enjoying the beautiful scenery.

I’m always amazed by the farms in Cerro Punta. The vegetables are literally grown on the sides of the mountains!

Panama is such a beautiful country! I really enjoy getting out and its even more fun to share the experience with others who also appreciate it.

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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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8 Responses to A Bit of Sightseeing

  1. Linda says:

    Really beautiful photos Kris. And you have a river behind your house! How nice. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • We do! It’s not close enough to see through all the trees, but we can hear it clearly. We are really lucky to live in this spot. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Does that river have gators? Photos are so amazing. I don’t see how any one could not want to move there.

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    • We saw a small caiman once who ran off as soon as it saw us. The neighbors said they had never heard of one before. People swim in the river quite a bit so I don’t think its dangerous. This is such a beautiful country and it is a pleasure to live here 🙂

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  3. 4sarge says:

    That is, one BIG Spider !!!

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  4. Carole says:

    Love your photos, just came back from Panama and also visited Cerro Punto. We took two 8hr tours and visited a lot of little cities arounde David. It was nice to see all the potatoe fields and all the produce growing on the mountain. We even visited a Coffee plantation on the upper level. We had a great visit and can’t wait to move there, hopefully next year.

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