Author Archives: Kris Cunningham

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.

It’s Hot!

It’s summer here in David, Panama, the height of summer. The dry season is mid December to mid April so by now we are tired of hot, dry weather and we are wishing for rain. Usually we have the most … Continue reading

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Mangoes

There are many mango trees in Panama, and they thrive here. I have seen huge trees and talked to people who say they can be more than 100 years old. People say that you plant mangoes for your grandchildren because … Continue reading

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The Musician Shostakovich, and a Powerful Book

I have just read (in audiobook form) a most compelling book. I was raised in the classical music world so I have heard the music of Dimitri Shostakovich, but I never realized what a story there is about his life … Continue reading

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Still Here – Sort Of

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything. I think this week is the first one in a while where we haven’t had a lot going on. We went to Cuba. Soon after, our band drummer came back and … Continue reading

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Summer Brush Fires

It’s summer in Panama which means hot, dry weather. Rain is very unusual and the sun is intense. Everything turns brown and crispy and fires are common. No one seems to know for sure how the fires start (there isn’t … Continue reading

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Catching up – Cuba

I still have quite a few photos from our trip to Cuba. That was quite an experience! Living like a Cuban and hunting for daily food and necessities was quite an eye opener, and a huge lesson in appreciation in … Continue reading

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MIA

That’s me, MIA (missing in action). There’s been too much going on and the blog got pushed to the back burner where it has been sitting for weeks. But, that’s the thing with retirement and blogs that aren’t meant to … Continue reading

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Sunday in Havana, Cuba

I’m catching up with posting things I wrote on our recent trip to Havana, Cuba. Internet there is minimal so it was easier to just wait until we got home. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today, our third full day, we decided to take … Continue reading

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Saturday in Cuba, Being a Tourist

This is the third post about our recent trip to Havana, Cuba. Now that we are home with regular internet, I’m catching up with photos and stories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We woke up this morning to another line of people waiting for … Continue reading

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Friday, food shopping in Cuba

This is the second of a series of posts I wrote on our recent trip to Havana, Cuba. Now that I’m home with continuous, efficient internet I’ll post them as I get time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Friday, our first full day in … Continue reading

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