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 Very Cool Bird

This Helmeted Hornbill is in Southeast Asia. It’s nothing to do with Panama but I saw it in a National Geographic article and thought it was interesting and gorgeous. There is a great video in the article which I can’t … Continue reading

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AIDS in Panama

I love Panama but it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. There are problems here too, as there are anywhere. One problem that is getting increasing attention is AIDS. According to USAIDS there were 21,000 people in Panama living with AIDS … Continue reading

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Miss Panama 2018

For the first time an indigenous woman, Rosa Montezuma, has been chosen to represent Panama in the Miss Universe competition. This is significant because she grew up in the Comarca (indigenous territory) and life there is really tough, especially for … Continue reading

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Fun in the Neighborhood

Tuesday morning, last week, we woke up to this – They are putting in sewer lines. Word is, this is part of a 2-3 year project to put sewer in the entire city,  build a treatment plant, and then hook … Continue reading

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Terrible Business Practices

I’ve been sitting on this for a while, not sure if I want to post it. I try to keep complaining and negativity to a minimum but if this helps any of you avoid a bad situation, I’ll be glad … Continue reading

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Special on Panama Relocation Tours

Many people have found a Panama Relocation Tour a good option for exploring Panama. I wrote about them a few months ago HERE. I recently got an email from them about some special rates for December. They are offering a … Continue reading

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Learning English

Many of us know the challenges of learning another language. For me, it’s Spanish because I live in a Spanish speaking country. But, many people here have learned, or are in the process of learning English. The country as a … Continue reading

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What is Going on in Chiriqui?

We live in David which is in Chiriqui province. I think Chiriqui is the most beautiful province but I’m sure I have bias because I’m so happy living here. Chiriqui is in the southwestern part of Panama and borders Costa … Continue reading

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House for Sale in David

There is a very nice house for sale not far from ours. It’s large, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and beautifully maintained. It has had many upgrades and the workmanship is excellent. The owner is selling because she is widowed … Continue reading

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What is Weird?

It’s natural that when you move to a different country, there will be things that seem weird. Maybe the language isn’t quite what you learned in your textbook, or the food has unfamiliar ingredients. There are birds and bugs you … Continue reading

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