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 Sad Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is this week. Christmas and New Years aren’t far behind. What are the holidays going to be like in this year of COVID-19? I just saw this article Arizona grandma who sent wrong text has 5th Thanksgiving with stranger … Continue reading

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Travel Tips, Odd and Ends

People are traveling a bit more and sharing their experiences, so I thought I’d relate a few things that I have heard here. If you travel here to Panama, you need to be COVID-19 negative. You either need test results … Continue reading

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No Hurricanes in Panama?

Technically there are no hurricanes in Panama, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t affected by hurricanes passing above us. Eta came through above us last week and created havoc! It was a slow moving, powerful storm that dumped SO much … Continue reading

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Hurricane Eta

Hurricanes don’t come to Panama! After living in Florida for many years, this is a huge relief. But, hurricanes can pass above us and cause a lot of rain. It’s the height of rainy season right now, but we’ve been … Continue reading

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Spooky Stuff

Happy Halloween everyone! But no, I’m not writing about Halloween here, but something much more sinister. I ran across this article here – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/what-it-s-like-to-get-locked-out-of-google-indefinitely/ar-BB1azb7I?ocid=msedgntp It’s about someone who was locked out of Google, supposedly for violating terms of service. But, … Continue reading

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Buenos Dias!

Good morning. Happy Monday. What’s going on with you all? I don’t read the news much because so little of it is good, but I have a general idea. So many of you are dealing with more virus surges, along … Continue reading

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Eight Years in Panama

Today, eight years ago, I arrived in Panama. Has it been good? Oh yes! It has worked out better than I ever imagined it would. I don’t have that feeling that I’m in a *gasp*… foreign country any more. I … Continue reading

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Expat Life in the Internet Age

We are very fortunate to have so much technology at our disposal. I know it can be misused and make you crazy sometimes, but overall it’s really useful. I just discovered on line library features, which got me to thinking … Continue reading

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Living with Mother Nature

There are many things I love about Panama, and right up there is the minimal suffering inflicted on us by mother nature. I puts your head in such a calmer place. I grew up with New York blizzards that can … Continue reading

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Nothing to Say

I just realized it’s been about three weeks since I’ve written anything. There just hasn’t been much to say. But, there is news and progress towards returning the country and the economy to a more normal status so that’s definitely … Continue reading

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