la Feria Internacional de David

La Feria Internacional de David (the International Fair of David) is a yearly event in March. I hope to be able to attend. Great Photos

The Panama Adventure

La Feria Internacional de David (the International Fair of David) is a yearly event in March. People come from a number of other countries to participate, and the fairgrounds come alive with activity. There are things for sale, things to look at, businesses sharing information, plenty of food, and fun things for children and adults.

We went on a Wednesday afternoon hoping to avoid the crowds that can descend in the night and on the weekend.

There were multiple buildings full of vendors selling all sorts of things, mainly clothes, shoes, purses, backpacks, and other personal / decorative items. I didn’t need anything and was very good about just window shopping until I saw an observation bee hive where I ended up talking and then buying a bottle of honey. (I was a backyard beekeeper in the US so this interests me) I was too busy chatting though and didn’t even…

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Residency! (and a good lawyer)

Congrats Kris – another Panama Success Story

The Panama Adventure

It’s official, we are now legal residents of Panama! We went to Panama City last Wednesday, spent a bit of time at immigration, and left with our official residency cards.

I wrote a post about our application process HERE, which we did in December 16th. On February 15th our lawyer told us that our residency was ready (two months – very fast).

It can happen that there is actually some problem so rather than call us to Panama City for nothing, our lawyer requested that we send our passports and temporary cards to him by Uno Express. He took them to immigration to verify that there were no problems to be ironed out and everything was good to go.

On the 25th (after I returned from a short trip) we touched base and he told me that yes, everything was ready and we only needed to come to Panama City. We…

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Reflections of Carnival 2015

Panama Carnival Photo Slide Show – HOPE to be there in person one day

Our Third Life-Pedasi, Panama

This year I did not go to the Carnival festivities very much, only to see the floats go by on a couple of occasions. Nor did I take too many pictures even when I was there. Having been in the parade when we first visited in 2012 and attending most days last year in 2014, our first year since we moved here (which I previously wrote about in my blog), I really wanted to stay away from the crowds most of the time this year. It has been over a week since Carnival ended, but I thought I would share a little of the festivities that occurred here in Pedasí, especially for those who do not live in Panama or have not read about it.

Anyway, I did notice some differences, mostly for the better this year. For the first time, porta-potties were placed in strategic areas around and near…

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Pedasi Beaches

Great Photos and Personal Remembrances of a Friend, enjoying Panama.

The Panama Adventure

The southern part of the Azuero Peninsula of Panama is known for the beautiful beaches. Since I was down there visiting my good friend and fellow blogger,  we decided to pick up another friend and blogger and enjoy a visit to some of the beaches in the area. It was a most enjoyable morning with great company, and the scenery was so beautiful. I had a hard time deciding on a reasonable number of pictures to share because I have so many that I like.

It was a short but wonderful visit to Pedasi, and I was happy to see all of my friends. I thought Allison was going to be away but her plans were delayed by a day, so I got to visit with her and her family on Friday evening. She has recently moved to Pedasi with her husband and two daughters. Look for “the Panama Pause”…

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A Surprise Day Of Relaxing…

Kudos, for the Hard Work and Great Progress in 2 years, Short or Long depending upon which end of the shovel that You were on.

Let The Adventure "Continue"!

We’ve been living in our new casita since January 8th. We actually began working up here February of 2014. The first project that Scott tackled was to build retaining walls and drains. With the crazy rains that we get here we realized that the first thing we needed to address was drainage and so that was the very first step in our project. So here we are, a year into our project and boy, when I look around at all the work that’s been done up here It is really quite remarkable. In only a year we’ve already put in most of the infrastructure, water, gas, electricity is nearly done, built two structures and are starting the final one, the main house.

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