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.

Not Much

Not much is going on around here, which is a good thing. We read about terrible weather in the USA, travelers stranded everywhere, and some personal friends are having a very difficult holiday season. We count our blessings every day … Continue reading

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Christmas Festivities in Boquete

The band has a standing date to play every Sunday evening at the Boquete Brewing Company. When we arrived last Sunday, we didn’t realize there was a Christmas parade planned for that evening. We were told to go ahead and … Continue reading

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Family Visits in the USA

We were gone for a while visiting family and it was wonderful! I feel so fortunate that I can go back 3-4 times a year and with video chats between visits, we stay in close touch. I’ve had many ask … Continue reading

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Hope in Colon, Panama

It’s time to watch some videos! Get a coffee and a comfortable spot and let’s learn a bit about Colon. I talked a bit about VGIRL TV’s YouTube channel in my last post. Because of her, I’ve learn a … Continue reading

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Brighten a Kid’s Christmas in Colon

I have an idea for a wonderful Christmas present, something truly in the spirit of Christmas giving. I’ve been watching VGIRL TV on YouTube for a while. She’s a young mother who lives in Panama City. She talks about … Continue reading

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A Few More Things

In my last post I was thinking about what has changed for me in the ten years since I moved here. I forgot to mention the things I used to take for granted. You open the faucet and expect water … Continue reading

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Ten Years

Ten years ago, I got on a plane bound for Panama with a suitcase and a laptop bag. I had little idea what the future would hold. Ten years later I’m still here with Joel in the same city and … Continue reading

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What? Write Something?

I know I have a blog, and the point of a blog is to write things or post pictures or do something with it. I’ve been terribly lax for weeks. But at the moment I’m sitting on the terrace watching … Continue reading

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Help my Friend

Richard Philbrick has been a friend of ours for many years. He’s a very interesting guy. He’s worked in journalism and publishing. He’s written books. He’s been a boat captain, sometimes delivering boats for people across the Atlantic. He’s lived … Continue reading

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Strange Things

We’ve been here almost ten years so you would think the newness has worn off. But it seems like there is always something I’ve never seen before. What is this? We found a total of four of these hard little … Continue reading

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