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.

A Good Mailing Service

Is there mail in Panama? No! Well, not mail as we know it in the US. There are no mailmen going door to door delivering letters and packages. So, how do things get to people? There is a post office … Continue reading

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A Bit of my World

I recently reconnected with a very dear friend from my college years. He’s curious about my world down here in Panama so I figured rather than overload his mailbox, I’d just write a post. I woke up to a beautiful, … Continue reading

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Random Photos

I’ve accumulated a lot of random photos over the last few weeks, so I figure I’ll just put them out here in no particular order. First group – fruits. The mangoes and avocadoes bloomed, but we also had a few … Continue reading

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Yes, Still Here

I am still alive. I’ve been using this phrase a lot lately because I’ve ignored correspondence, the blog, and whatever else I usually do. There hasn’t been much to say and I’ve been occupied with other things, so writing has … Continue reading

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Vaccinations in Panama

The vaccine arrived in Panama in the early hours of Jan 20th. Unfortunately only 12,840 doses were delivered instead of the 40,000 that were ordered, but as soon as they arrived MINSA (health department) started vaccinating front line health care … Continue reading

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What a Day!

Yesterday was Wednesday, January 20, 2021. A lot of very good things happened yesterday! First, of course, is the inauguration of a new president in the USA. I know many wished for a different outcome, but this is a new … Continue reading

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COVID in Panama

The world is fighting this pandemic, and various countries have various ideas of how best to manage it. I’ve written a number of posts about how things are going here in Panama because, what else is there to talk about? … Continue reading

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Scorpions and Friends

You may not realize how many caring friends you have until you have a problem! We went shopping on Tuesday, and my “going out clothes” were hanging on a hook in the bedroom. When I put on my pants I … Continue reading

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A New Year

Happy New Year everyone! This year is going to be better, not right away, but by the time we celebrate the next New Year I think we will be living much more “normal” lives. But, right now, it feels like … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

Life as we know it has been upended for many months as the whole world fights this pandemic. Yet, nature knows nothing about any pandemic. Birds still sing, plants still grow, and squirrels still look for ripe bananas. I thought … Continue reading

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