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Hallelujah

This is a recent performance of Leonard Cohen's beautiful composition Hallelujah by friends Yella and Tom Werder, Yella's niece Samantha, and her boyfriend Seth Green    

Keith Woolford

Keith Woolford

 

Do you want to help animals in the Community but you don't know how??

Do you want to help animals in the Community but you don't know how?? Come to DOG CAMP and be part of our programs (FOSTER HOMES, VOLUNTEER, RESCUE, ADOPTIONS, SPONSOR, FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, NEW PROJECTS) DogCamp has 25 dogs and 15 foster homes eawith 17 animals (dogs and cats), so we are helping 46 animals!!! Wowwww IF YOU WANT ADOPT A DOG, COME TO VISIT US!!!! WE HAVE THE PERFECT DOG FOR YOU!!   IF YOU CAN NOT WORK WITH OUR PROGRAM BUT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, YOU CAN CONSIDER TO MAKE A DONATION TO DOG CAMP, YOU CAN DO IT USING PAYPAL paypal.me/DogCamp Contact us TODAY!!!! 65638686 / 69659423 dogcampboquete@gmail.com VID-20171214-WA0017.mp4    

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Animals Need Your Help! Watch Video Please!

Yesterday, Sunday September 9th, DogCamp went to check a situation in Alto Jaramillo and donated a bag of dog food for 12 dogs, Maria Luisa Colon Navarro contacted us asking for help.
The owner of the dogs is Mr. Guillermo, he has 12 dogs (5 females and 7 males) that are needing to be spay and neuter, we will post pictures of all the dogs and we Will ask for sponsor for each dog. After the surgery all the dogs will be for adoption.
If you want to Help, please Contact us 65638686 / dogcampboquete@gmail.com
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DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Dogs Need Your Help!!

DOGCAMP IS HELPING THESE DOGS AND NEED YOUR SUPPORT , THEY NEED DOG, VACCINES, BLOOD TEST AND MEDICINES.  PLEASE CONSIDER TO MAKE A DONATION OR YOU CAN SPONSOR ONE OF THE DOGS. CONTACT US: 65638686 / 69659423 / dogcampboquete@gmail.com https://www.paypal.me/DogCamp

DogCamp Boquete

DogCamp Boquete

 

Nutre Hogar Chiriqui needs your Help! =September 10 to September 15, 2018

Hola Boquetenos:   Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from the malnutrition ward at Hospital Materno Infantil Josè Domingo de Obaldia. Malnutrition is a severe problem that affects the poorest sectors of our province.  In Chiriquì 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty with the districts of San Lorenzo, San Felix, Remedios, and Tole being the ones with the highest incidence of malnutrition.   These facts place Chiriquì as the province with the highest poverty and malnutrition levels in Panama.   Our organization operates nationwide, but every Chapter is responsible for funding the operation costs of its Recovery Center.   Actually, the Recovery Center that we direct boards and feeds over 40 children daily, supplying ever child’s needs of medicines, dietary supplements and education…and MUCH  LOVE.   The main objective of Nutre Hogar is to save pre-school children (newborns up to 6  years of age) from severe malnutrition and the irreversible physical and intellectual damages that it causes in children.  A child`s stay at Nutre Hogar depends on the degree of malnutrition, but it usually ranges from 3 to 8 month The treatment of children suffering from malnutrition requires a specialized diet, adapted to the specific needs of each child.   At Nutre Hogar a medical team periodically supervises the children`s development, providing vitamins, medicines and other treatments until recovery is completed. Once the child is healthy and returns  home, we provide an educational program with the family.  This program helps in the prevention of other malnutrition cases and serves as a community awakening to other parents. To give you an understanding of the scope of our Mission…we need $25,000.00 a month to keep our center in operation.   Every year we have a campaign in which we ask for cash donations and for products needed at our Nutre Hogar –Chiriqui Center.   A.) September 10 to September 15 (Monday to Saturday) = from 10AM to 9PM…..we will be at “City Mall” (next to Costco)…….Cash registers by the parking lot.   B.) September 10 to September 15 (Monday to Saturday) we will also have  persons at Farmacia Arrocha..the one at Terronal Mall     We have hand picked products that are very  much needed at our center…so this makes it much easier for you.    This year`s campaign ends Saturday, September 15. That day we will be collecting cash in the main streets in David.   ALL DONATIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO NUTRE HOGAR VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE DULLY IDENTIFIED.   ONLY THROUGH THE TRUST AND SUPPORT OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES THAT BELIEVE IN OUR MISSION, CAN WE CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THIS LOVING WORK.  THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR KIND DONATIONS.  HOPEFULLY NUTRE HOGAR CHIRIQUI WILL COUNT EVERY DAY WITH MORE HELPING HANDS.  PLEASE HELP US GIVE A “HOPE OF LIFE” TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN PANAMA THAT SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION.  IN CASE YOU NEED ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL JUDY TOVAR AT 6617-4122 or YIRA DE ALVARADO AT 6676-0541.       IN THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN OF “NUTRE  HOGAR-CHIRIQUI”…WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND YOUR LOVE!      Tons of Blessings to you and your families     Nutre Hogar Chiriqui     Yira de Alvarado   President   judithtovar@hotmail.com                

Judith Tovar

Judith Tovar

 

DogCamp is looking for a new place!!

Hi, we are looking for a new place, because the neighboor who lives at our left is complaining now, after 2 and a half that we are here. He was caught stealing the money from the rent that we paid every month. He didnt paid complete or simply didnt pay to the owner. In the past an expat was living here and this guy, the neighboor, made the owner believe that the expat was still living here. The neighboor offered his help in translations to the owner, this is how he started to "help" the owner for charging the rent to the expat. When we found the place, the neighboor said he was the manager of the land and we trust him because he was know by one of our friend, then we sign a contract but now we know that he never showed it to the owner. One day the owner appear here saying why are you not paying the rent, but we show to him all the receipts and the contract, this is how the owner and us knew about the stealing. This guy never let the owner know about the New contract and also the owner was thinking that the old contract was finished, so he came to check gis property and that we me him. Because we discover that the neighboor was stealing the money, he took revenge complaining with Minsa, this institute said that everything is ok, but they can do nothing if just one neighboor is complaining. So they said we need to reduce the number of dogs asap or they can close the place. Now we are thinking that everything is for a reason so we are taking this as a posibility to be Big and better. It means we have a new challenge, find a better place for the dogs in Boquete, and start a new project with the experiencie you know we have. If two persons could create a shelter from nothing and help the animals from the community ,  we think a  community can join forces to help us to build a better project. Please let us know how if you know some locations... Thanks! 6563 8686 (Magaly) 6965 9423 (Javier). If you want to now the name of the neighbor, send to us a PM, thanks
 

Dog Camp Needs Your Help!

*DOG CAMP NEEDS YOUR HELP!*   *Dog Camp* is a place of rescue and rehabilitation of dogs here in Boquete, to later give them up for adoption and make their future families happy.   At this time due to the complaint of a neighbor who does not want the dogs to be there near him, DOG CAMP needs to find good homes for the rescued dogs.   Please share the following pictures of the puppies to help find them a temporary or permanent home.   **Any interested on helping, please contact Javier or Magaly at 65638686 / 69659423*   Thank you!!!!  
 

Oktoberfest 2018

Oktoberfest kickoff party, Thursday, September 13, 2018 at The Brewery in Boquete.  Starts at 5:00PM until ????.  Co-sponsors members from ACCBoquete and Club Rotary of Boquete will be there to sell advanced tickets for the BIG Oktoberfest event held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1pm-midnight.  Come to the kick-off party at the Brewery for a pre-event party.  Music, beer and food.                                                       For more information email  Linda Hart @ lhart249@hotmail.com or Ralph Day @ twodays2012@aol.com.

Linda

Linda

 

Viva Mexico =Overnight "Fiesta" in beautiful "Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort" = September 20 to September 21, 2018

Let`s have an overnight “Fiesta” surrounded by magical nature in beautiful  “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort”.   September 20 (Thursday) to September 21, 2018 (Friday) = Celebrate Mexico`s Independence   Only 26 spaces available (we need a minimum of 20 persons) = Rooms are “Double” occupancy. (first come/first serve).                                                                                   Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music. = The Mexican Independence war begun on September 16, 1810 and ended on September 27, 1821.                                                                                  ITINERARY:           1.)   September 20 the Tree Trek Bus will leave Boquete at 3PM. Bus leaves from where Banco General/Kotowa is. We should arrive at “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort” around 3:30PM.             2.)  A delicious Mexican dinner will be provided at 6PM. With dinner you will have a choice of a Mexican cocktail OR a Sangria.             3.)  You will be entertained for 3 hours by a couple who sing Mariachi songs and some songs in English.  We can sing and dance along with them and have a real “Fiesta”!!                4.)  September 21 you can have breakfast from 8AM to 10:30AM.   This is a Continental Breakfast…with extra “huevos rancheros”.                5.)  September 21 you can do whatever tour interests you.  Tours start at 8:30AM…and finish around 10:30AM. You will get a 15% discount on any tours you want to book. (you book your own tours when we get there on September 20)                6.)  September 21 bus leaves “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort” at 11:30AM. We should be back in Boquete around 12 noon         This package includes: September 20 Overnight stay at Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort with breakfast included the following morning,  round bus trip to “Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort” to and from Boquete, Mexican dinner the day we arrive, 1 drink with dinner, live music for 3 hours, 15% discount on tours they offer.Extra drinks are on your own.   Total package: $125.00 per person…double occupancy Please contact: Judith Tovar - easytravel@cwpanama.net   OR   Linda Hart – lhart249@hotmail.com       

Judith Tovar

Judith Tovar

 

Why are anti-corruption success stories still the exception?

Corruption is a very noticeable issue here because most of it happens secretly but becomes a big deal when exposed.  In other countries it's more routine because it's thinly disguised as lobbying, consulting, and unlimited campaign contributions. This is a good article as to why efforts are failing to eliminate corruption. Why are anti-corruption success stories still the exception? After decades of fighting corruption, measured by hundreds of new (or renewed) commitments, institutions and laws, as well as by millions of euros spent, success stories are still the exception, not the norm. This raises the question, what does and does not work in fighting corruption? In their book Transition to Good Governance (2017), authors Muniu-Pippidi and Johnston analyse ten countries that successfully reduced corruption. Their conclusions could give anti-corruption campaigners sleepless nights, because anti-corruption measures are not necessarily what explain their success. For example, the authors found no evidence to support the widely held belief that placing restrictions on political party finance contributes to reducing corruption. More shockingly, the authors argue that some anti-corruption instruments “might even prompt more illegal practices or measures that can be applied everywhere”. The book concludes that structural aspects, such as political agency and modernisation of the state, play a significant role in determining whether anti-corruption efforts are successful or not. It seems the desire to abuse entrusted power for private gain is stronger than any governance system. A second piece of research undermines the argument that correlates decentralisation and reduced corruption. ‘Decentralisation, Multilevel Governance and Corruption’, developed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Nigeria, shows that local elections and forms of government do not necessarily imply less corruption. Not only is corruption a consequence of poor decentralisation implementation, it also shapes local forms of decentralisation. Two important conclusions can be drawn from these studies: corruption not only adapts to particular circumstances, but the circumstances may also adapt to established corruption dynamics; and measures that exclusively target corruption do not always make a difference. Is corruption an infinite game that we are playing with finite rules? In his latest work, Simon Sinek explains war and corporations in terms of a finite vs. infinite game, which can also apply to corruption. In a finite game there are fixed rules, an agreed objective, and winners and losers. In an infinite game, the rules may change, the objective is simply to perpetuate the game, and there are no clear winners or losers. The only thing that players can do in an infinite game is drop out — either when they run out of resources or lose the will to keep playing. Applying these concepts to corruption, it’s clear that corruption finds its way by changing the rules, overstepping them or taking new forms as the world evolves. Corrupt individuals do not necessarily set out to win against those opposed to them, but instead to perpetuate or to create a status quo to increase their privileges or financial gain. Corruption could be considered an infinite game. Anti-corruption as a finite strategy For mainstream anti-corruption programmes, corruption represents an enemy to defeat. The effectiveness of these programmes is usually measured by the extent to which corruption is reduced or eliminated. In practical terms, the dominant approach in the last few decades consists of making the cost of corruption higher than the benefits by strengthening laws, increasing the scrutiny capacity of institutions, reducing the discretion of public officials, and increasing institutional transparency and accountability. These factors are based on Klitgaard’s corruption formula: Corruption = Monopoly + Discretion — Accountability. These are indicators of a finite anti-corruption strategy with clear objectives to defeat corruption. Instability in the game Following Sinek’s approach, when a finite player plays against an infinite player, the game is unstable. In business, a finite player could represent a company driven by its desire to beat the competition. Conversely, an infinite player is a company motivated by its vision of the world and its interest in making better products or providing better services in order to achieve that vision, regardless of the competition. In this scenario, the infinite player cannot be defeated by a competitor because becoming better is an endless endeavour. This causes the constant frustration of competitors trying to beat them, who can only continue playing the game until they either run out of resources or lose the will to keep playing. Similar to corruption, in an infinite contest new players will always emerge. What can anti-corruption programmes do? The way to play an infinite game is to make decisions based on values — which are infinite — rather than solely based on interests — which are finite. Anti-corruption strategies that take an infinite approach not only advance concrete and necessary measures against corruption, but also focus on perpetuating the values opposite to what corruption represents. New approaches like promoting integrity and behavioural change suggest this direction. In these cases, corruption is not the root of the problem, but the consequence of having specific values and vision. The benefits of an infinite strategy An infinite strategy focuses on what we want (societies run ethically and with integrity) rather than on what we do not want (corruption). The infinite strategy is not about taking away the ‘benefits’ of corruption (for those who find benefits in it). Instead it is about giving legitimate alternatives to achieve what corrupt individuals ultimately want (a better life). In pursuing an infinite strategy and experiencing the benefits of this vision, corruption may not be defeated, but eventually it may run out of the will to keep playing the game. https://voices.transparency.org/why-are-anti-corruption-success-stories-still-the-exception-9a30e5f4cf39
 

And Now I Know — Blank Check Forms

Visited our secondary (back-up) bank yesterday. Surprised to learn this bank does not have beneficiaries for an account. However, the more important surprise came when we were told our book of blank checks were not valid and if we issued a check, the bank would not honor (cash) it. What to do? Order the current version of blank checks. P.S.  We talked to a gringo couple later in the day and explained our experience at the bank. Their story is when they returned to Panama after a long stay in the US, they wrote a check on “outdated blank check form” which the bank refused and then charged  no-funds fee against their account. Yes, they had money in their account, but their check was not honored. Their question to the bank personnel:  When were you going to tell us the bank had a new form for their checks? Just a suggestion.......checked with your bank recently?

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

Puerto Armuelles/Chiquita Banana

The old pier/dock. Very interesting to walk the old structure. The rail road track remains on part of the pier. The off loading facility still remains at the end of the dock. Nice sunday adventure.

Hil

Hil

 

Thank you so much to all our volunteers and friends!!!

Thank you so much to all our friends and volunteers who came to help at the Vaccine and adoption event!!! 
Thanks to Charlie's Pet Fashion!!!
27 dogs received their vaccines, thank you Nicolas Mellana for your help. 2 cats were adopted, 3 pre Adoption of dogs!!! Great day!!
In August our volunteers from Guadalupano and Benigno Schools, are planning THE DOG FESTIVAL IN TOWN!!! 
DogCamp and Angeles con Colita will be there!
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Tax Deductible Donations to Nutre Hogar Chiriqui from U.S. Citizens and Corporations

Hola Boquetenos:   Nutre Hogar Chiriqui is a non-profit organization that treats 40 severely malnourished children who are transferred from the malnutrition ward at Hospital Materno Infantil Josè Domingo de Obaldia. Malnutrition is a severe problem that affects the poorest sectors of our province.  In Chiriquì 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty with the districts of San Lorenzo, San Felix, Remedios, and Tole being the ones with the highest incidence of malnutrition.   These facts place Chiriquì as the province with the highest poverty and malnutrition levels in Panama.   The main objective of Nutre Hogar is to save pre-school children (newborns up to 6  years of age) from severe malnutrition and the irreversible physical and intellectual damages that it causes in children.  A child`s stay at Nutre Hogar depends on the degree of malnutrition, but it usually ranges from 3 to 8 months.   The treatment of children suffering from malnutrition requires a specialized diet, adapted to the specific needs of each child.   At Nutre Hogar a medical team periodically supervises the children`s development, providing vitamins, medicines and other treatments until recovery is completed.   Once the child is healthy and returns  home, we provide an educational program with the family.  This program helps in the prevention of other malnutrition cases and serves as a community awakening to other parents.   To give you an understanding of the scope of our Mission…we need $25,000.00 a month to keep our center in operation.   Please Click the Link Below to View Our Introduction to Nutre Hogar Chiriqui https://youtu.be/E7hT1P3YUw ONLY THROUGH THE TRUST AND SUPPORT OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND COMPANIES THAT BELIEVE IN OUR MISSION, CAN WE CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THIS LOVING WORK.  THIS IS WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR KIND DONATIONS.  HOPEFULLY NUTRE HOGAR CHIRIQUI WILL COUNT EVERY DAY WITH MORE HELPING HANDS.  PLEASE HELP US GIVE A “HOPE OF LIFE” TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN PANAMA THAT SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION.    Donations from U.S. Citizens and Corporations Donations of $1,000 or more to Nutre Hogar Chiriqui from U.S. taxpayers can be made through our trusted partner, Friends of Amigos de Boquete, a U.S. 501(c)(3), so that the amount of your gift is tax-deductible under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.   To make your gift please email Philip McGuigan at ppmcguigan@outlook.com  with your preferred telephone number and he will call you to review next steps.        
 

Velvet And Her Four Babies! Need Your Help!

Velvet was dumped right before giving birth, despite having been someone’s well cared for pet. Kind people took her and her babies to foster for a few days, after that, our friend Judy Odom took the cats and gave them a lot of attention and love.
Now all the cats are ready for their forever homes.
Judy Odom spayed and neutered them, gave all the shots and she continues feeding them.
So now we would like to ask you for donations for these beautiful momma and kittens while they are waiting for their forever homes. Please consider to make a donation by PayPal with the subject "Velvet and kittens", we will appreciate all your help.
If people had not rescued her Velvet and her babies would have suffered terribly, maybe not survived - starvation or killed by dogs, or added to the feral cat population.
https://www.paypal.me/KirstenMiaQuimby…    
 

And Now I Know -- Horses

Did you attend the recent Rodeo at the Fairgrounds? The interest in Rodeo happenings in many parts of the world peaked my interest about horses. Ever hear of “The Pony Express”? This organization operated for less than two (2) years, made 400 runs, but became a legend in American history. During the 1800’s The Pony Express was a communication system that moved information (today’s internet, television, etc.) but was powered by horses. Now we witness these animals in a rodeo setting in Chiriqui where we see barrel racing, calf roping and other such activities. The method of the horse has changed during the last 100 years but I believe they are still used as a communication tool, just a different method for sharing information.

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

 

“Whale Watching Tour = Pearl Islands” with “Whale Whisperer” Anne Gordon

“Whale Watching Tour = Pearl Islands” with “Whale Whisperer” Anne Gordon This is Whale Watching at its best! Don`t miss out on this unforgettable trip . Whale season is from July 1 to October 15 July 27 to July 29, 2018 = Only 30 spots available Humpback whales Did you know that Panama is the only place in the world where Humpback whales from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres come to breed and give birth?   Humpback Whales are known as the acrobats of the sea because they spend a lot of time at the surface putting on a fantastic show of pectoral fin or tail slapping, breaching, spy hopping or simply resting at the surface. Watching the humpbacks is one of the most satisfying species to watch because you never know when they might breach (jump) completely out of the water and they are often curious about the boats and come super close, sometimes even swim right under us to do a little people watching of their own.          Whale Watching Guide, Spiritual Teacher, Whale Whisperer, Biologist, Dolphin Energy Healer, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker, Adventurous, Inspirational                                                                                                                                                           The itinerary is: A.)     July 27 (Friday) – Leave Boquete 7:30AM. Travel by tour bus to Panama City. Enjoy mimosas and a continental type breakfast on the way. We will stop along the way for short breaks. Lunch at “Va y Ven” in Santiago (you pay for your own lunch). We arrive at Wyndham Albrook Mall Hotel around 4PM.  That evening dinner will be on your own.       B.)   July 28 (Saturday) – Breakfast at “Wyndham Albrook Mall Hotel” (included) before boarding the 7:15AM bus to go to the Amador Causeway, where we take our boat our adventure starts.   Whale Watching tour   The Pearl islands are located about 35 miles South of Panama city.  We will leave Panama city at 8:00 am and head straight out towards the Pearl islands looking for whales and dolphins the entire time. We will stop on a small uninhabited island at noon and have lunch prepared for you on the island. We will re-board the boat at 2:30 pm to head back to Panama city, arriving around 5:00 pm, of course, looking for more whales and dolphins on the way.  The large boat is a brand new boat, which has open viewing from all sides, front and back, seating, shade, bathrooms, and all the latest safety and communication systems onboard. It is the perfect whale watching boat and identical boats are being used all over the world by other successful whale watching companies. Snacks and drinks are available onboard for purchase.    Included on this tour: Round trip transfer from Wyndham Albrook Mall Hotel 1 day tour from Panama City around the Pearl Islands..with an amazing whale watching guide Lunch in an inhabited island..with a beautiful beach for swimming and/or snorkeling (bring your own snorkeling equipment) ***Snacks and drinks are available onboard the boat for purchase.   Things to bring:
Swim suits, water shoes, sun protection, cameras, snorkeling equipment Cash for refreshments/drinks      C.)   July 29 (Sunday) – After breakfast at “Wyndham Albrook Mall Hotel” (included) we will board the bus at 9:30AM…..and go visit the famous “ Biomuseo Panama”.  Biomuseo is located on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, Panama. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. This is Gehry's first design for Latin America. The design was conceived in 1999 and the museum opened in October 2014.   At 11:30AM we leave the Museum and stop at Westland Mall  to do some shopping and/or visit the food court (lunch is on your own).  We will be here for 1 hour. We expect to return to Boquete around 8PM/8:30PM. This entire package includes: The round trip bus, Continental breakfast on the bus on Friday, 2 nights stay at Wyndham Albrook Mall Hotel with buffet breakfast included,  whole day whalewatching tour around the Pearl Islands on Saturday with an amazing whale watching guide, lunch is provided the day we do the whale watching tour (in a uninhabited island with a beautiful beach where you can swim and snorkel if you bring your snorkeling equipment), entrance to the Biomuseo Panama on Sunday, all you can drink of Mimosas/Wine/Water/snacks on the bus the whole trip.   A $200.00 “per person” deposit will be taken Monday, July 9, from 10:30AM to 12 noon at Malu Restaurant in Boquete.    We have been asked if we will accept the payment in full in lieu of the deposit and the answer is, of course.  Judy Tovar, English speaking guide, will be there to answer questions on this tour.   Final payment will be taken on Monday, July 16. Space is limited. Maximum 30 people.  Reservations are “first come/first serve”. Total package: $475.00 per person Rooms are based on 2 people per room. We have rooms with 1 “King” bed..or rooms with “2 Separate Double” beds. Single occupancy an additional $50.00 charge.  You have to find your own roommate. Please contact: Linda Hart - lhart249@hotmail.com Promoter OR Judith Tovar  - easytravel@cwpanama.net Easy Travel Panama (www.easytravelpanama.net)
 

And Now I Know — Mercado Boquete

Yesterday we wandered into Mercado Boquete (across the street from Romero grocery store). Why? Because I was seeking eggplant (berenjena) to make moussaka. Now I had searched for this purple vegetable in several different stores locally and in David. No luck. In The Mercado I encountered mostly Panamanians, some folks were shopping and several were just talking with friends. And then at the fourth stall there was this wonderful lady selling my sought after eggplant or berenjena. I think my pronunciation of berenjena was far from accurate, but this polite and helpful Panamanian saleslady understood. She even responded back in English. Bless her! So today I begin my cooking chores to prepare moussaka after my pleasant experience at The Mercado Boquete.

Marcelyn

Marcelyn

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