Tag Archives: Chiriqui Province

A Blue Bug

We were hunting for mangoes one day when I saw what looked like a very large wasp. It was very busy scurrying around in the leaves, opening and closing its wings. When the sun caught the wings there will be … Continue reading

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Buying Fruits and Vegetables

This is my very favorite store! I’m probably there 3-4 times/week, either at this shop or another like it. There are many of these fruit and vegetable markets around town. This is one of the bigger ones, and others can … Continue reading

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A Day Trip to Rio Sereno

Rio Sereno is a town on the Costa Rica border. Drive up to Volcan and keep going as the road turns west, and it will take you through hills and mountains and some gorgeous scenery to the town. We (Cedo, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall xx Los Ladrillos, or Gunko, is a basalt volcanic formation in the Boquete area of Bajo Mono. We can thank Cesar Augusto Melendez Castillo for uncovering it. He used to go exploring with his father and … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Report – November 2014

We live in David, Chiriqui, Panama in a comfortable middle class neighborhood. Now and then, I track expenses and post a cost of living report. Costs to live in Panama vary widely depending on where and how you live. All … Continue reading

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A Bit of Sightseeing

There’s been a lot going on around here lately! The most fun thing has been our friends’ granddaughter who stayed with us for a little while. I had a great time showing her some of the things I love in … Continue reading

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Cabalgata – the Parade of Horses

I have never seen so many horses! Someone said there were 5000 horses and riders participating. The parade, or cabalgata, takes place every year on March 19th and people come from everywhere to participate. We have been seeing horses in … Continue reading

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More Beach Pictures

Last weekend we visited our friends at Las Olas, which is at Playa La Barqueta about 40 minutes southwest of David. There was a beautiful sunset in the evening  (some photos are on my last blog post). The next morning … Continue reading

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Random Photos and Videos from the Chiriqui Mountains

These are some miscellaneous photos from our time at the Boquete Tree Trek in the mountains above Boquete, Panama. There were so many opportunities for photographs so I have quite a lot of them! I also have a couple videos. … Continue reading

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A New Spot at the River

There is a large space next to our neighborhood ready for houses, and the other day my neighbor and I went there to hunt for stones to build fountains. I also discovered that there is a road down to the … Continue reading

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