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.

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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A Very Different Christmas

This holiday season is definitely not the same. This pandemic is affecting the entire world. It’s a very difficult year for everyone, especially in places where hospitals are overflowing and people are dying at alarming rates. People who usually spend … Continue reading

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Out of Control

That’s one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs. This performance was from Havana Cuba, where the people didn’t get to hear rock concerts and they were so excited and appreciative. It must have been quite an experience to have been … Continue reading

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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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