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.

Happy New Year

Another year, another trip around the sun! The older I get the faster they seem to go. Panama celebrates Christmas with parties and many fireworks on Christmas Eve, climaxing at midnight. Then, greetings are exchanged, gifts are opened, and Christmas … Continue reading

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Band Equipment Issues

What a crazy night last night with the band! When you hear a band, you don’t think of everything that is involved with making that sound, and all the potential failure points in the equipment. My bass rig alone…. the … Continue reading

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Summer is Here

Panama seasons are a bit upside down from what we are used to in the north. Summer starts in December and ends in April. It’s the time for hot dry weather, sometimes accompanied by strong winds. Schools are on vacation, … Continue reading

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Bully the Plant

IKEA has an ad that shows two plants in identical growing conditions. One is told nice things for 30 days, and the other is told bad things. At the end of 30 days the difference is very obvious. The complimented … Continue reading

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All of us have probably been touched by suicide – someone close, someone we know who lost someone, someone we have heard about, someone in the news, or even a battle of our own. The pain is heartbreaking and those … Continue reading

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Deal at Las Olas (La Barqueta beach)

La Barqueta is the closest beach to David and it’s beautiful. Sometimes there is a deal on Oferta Simple like THIS ONE   $50 for one night, two people, good if you want a little beach getaway. We have been to the … Continue reading

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Catching a Domestic Flight at Tocumen Airport, Panama City Airport

The last few times I went to the USA, I flew on Copa from David to Panama City rather than take the bus. This, however, involves changing from a domestic flight to an international one, and the reverse on the … Continue reading

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November Holidays, and visiting the USA

I was going to write about many November holidays in Panama. The joke is nothing gets done in November because of them, but fun things do get done. There are parades and festivities, and time off from work. There’s a … Continue reading

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Bugs and Birds

I have some photos here that I’ve taken around our home. I’m more accustomed now to the large variety of insects that we usually see so I don’t take as many photos as I used to, but there are still some … Continue reading

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That’s me, missing in action. I have photos and ideas to share but I just haven’t written anything in ages. The band has been busy with what seems weeks of either playing or practicing almost every other day so I’m … Continue reading

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