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.

Flu Shots

I went out again yesterday!  Since we got our US stimulus money we decided to replace our broken air conditioner. We’re doing OK but the warmer afternoons are more comfortable with AC. So, I went to the ATM for some … Continue reading

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We’re Still Here

Yes, we are still here! I haven’t written much because nothing new is going on. We are still home under the same strict quarantine rules. Women are allowed out on M-W-F during their designated limited hours, and men on Tu-Th. … Continue reading

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I Went OUT!

Ordinarily this wouldn’t be anything remarkable, but these are not ordinary times. We have not left the house since March 23rd, so I only knew what to expect from asking others. My goal was Pricesmart (like Costco), El Rey (supermarket), … Continue reading

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Can’t Take a Panama Relocation Tour?

The Panama Relocation Tours have become more and more popular as word has spread about their value, and as happy customers have shared their experiences. The tours were sold out for many months in advance, even before coronavirus. And then, … Continue reading

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More of the Same

The joke around the neighborhood these days…. what are you going to do tomorrow? I dunno, maybe I’ll stay in and do things at home. Ha! Things are the same here. We are still allowed out for limited hours for … Continue reading

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Living in Panama During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here’s an article by Jackie Lange from the Panama Relocation Tours It’s a very good overview of what’s been going on here in Panama. I respect Jackie’s sensible advice and thoughts on her site and on social media. The … Continue reading

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Sunday, Nobody Goes Out

March 9, was the first case of the virus in Panama. In the space of  3-4 weeks, life has gone from fairly normal to this different existence. Now we are allowed out for 2 hours, which hours are designated by … Continue reading

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I know, a lot of you have been having more than enough rain, and when you are on lockdown and the rain keeps you from even taking a walk, it’s not very welcome. Here though, it’s been summer which means … Continue reading

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More of the Same

It’s Monday 3/30, and not a whole lot has changed in the last few days. We continue to be allowed out for very limited hours determined by the last number of your ID, and going out is only for food, … Continue reading

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The (Panama) President’s Speech

Posted on Facebook by Calvin Froedge, Chris DeRose, and others on facebook. Thank you, whomever did this translation. It still almost brings tears to my eyes to read this yet another time. you can see the original video here…/cortizo-anuncia-cu…/2712278.html). … Continue reading

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