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      The Boquete Feria de Las Flores y del Café   01/12/2017

      The Boquete Feria de Las Flores y del Café begins Thursday, January 12th and runs until Sunday, January 22nd. For those who have not yet seen -- and experienced -- this magnificent fair, you are in for a treat, and some inconveniences. Most importantly, you must see all of the flowers and the tiendas at and around the Fair Grounds here in Boquete.  During these eleven days you also need to be extremely careful, especially while driving and in planning your activities. In recent years there have been well in excess of 100,000 visitors to Boquete. Last year that number was closer to 200,000, and some predictions for 2017's Fair are closer to 300,000 people coming to our area to see the Fair. Traffic congestion will be the norm. Getting seats in restaurants will be difficult at times. Parking spaces will essentially be nonexistent. Buying groceries may be difficult and time consuming. Busses will be parked on the side streets, making driving difficult. There will be lots (as in LOTS) of people walking, standing around the bridge and the Feria and the many tiendas (small shops and stands [kiosks]) while taking pictures, talking, viewing the scenery, etc. Please be extremely attentive while driving, and drive slowly. Some streets will be blocked and require passes to use them. Other streets will simply be blocked based on congestion. Please be careful of your personal items, such as purses and wallets. Having so many people in one area creates a prime target for pickpockets and other maliantes to do their thing. To repeat, most importantly, you must see all of the flowers and the tiendas at and around the Fair Grounds here in Boquete.  Three closing thoughts. First: enjoy. Second: be safe. Third: you might wish to post your pictures, comments, reviews, etc., here on CL (start a topic or reply to an existing topic in http://www.chiriqui.life/forum/118-boquete-feria-de-las-flores-y-del-café/).   To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.


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  1. Thank you Keith but this address does not work. I was hoping to get hold of someone in Alto Boquete Radio Chiriqui.
  2. Does anyone have an email for Radio Chiriqui in Alto Boquete? I am hoping to get them to broadcast to the Panamanian community the Casa Esperanza yard sale on the 29th. Thanks, Marie
  3. This is very good news!!!!!! Thanks Bonnie.
  4. No law is any good unless it is enforced. What about sexual assault within the family? I have heard that there are indigenous families where young girls are fair game regardless of family afiliation. Then there are those sex offenders who come here from other countries to prey on young children because laws are not enforced. A pedophile will always stalk and test a child before making a move. Then they convince the child to not talk about it for fear of retribution. Not only is sex education important, building the self esteem of these young girls/boys is essential. They need to know it is wrong for adults to do these things and that they should say no and tell someone they can trust so laws can be enforced. All this in a 5 hour school day? So many changes have to be made to make this problem go away.
  5. I am with you Bonnie, I too was confused! I was initially hoping that the 90 day rule had been dropped for people from these 4 countries but apparently that is not to be.
  6. I think that we should start citing this law when we are told to pay more because we are expats.
  7. Don't forget to drop off your "stuff" at the Tuesday Market. We are getting close to the sale date of January 29th and the more we have to sell, the more we can help the finca children. Thank you
  8. As a Canadian, I prefer Tim Horton Donuts. I do not have much of a sweet tooth so maybe I am not the right person to compare products. LOL
  9. I first had Krispy Kreme in Tampa, FL and I do not see what the hype is all about. It was just an average donut to me.
  10. Well it would seem that Varela is trying to appease the masses by reducing the tourist stay from 180 to 90 days. This will probably not affect anyone here illegally only those who make border hops to say legal. So in the end, more money will be spent in Costa Rica rather than Panama.
  11. GIANT YARD SALESunday January 29thAT: CASA ESPERANZA (left at Multi Bank, 2 stop signs, on the right)9:00 am to 2:00 pm Household items, clothing, luggage, Golf clubs, printers etc. Low Prices! Barbequed Hot Dog, Potato Chips and Soft Drink - $2.50 Gift Basket Raffle Tickets $1 eachor 6 for $5 Still collecting your "stuff" at the Tuesday Market or at the School
  12. GIANT YARD SALE.docx Casa Esperanza Yard Sale Please click the link for our flyer and help us help the Finca Children
  13. Someone should study the number of Jubilados who live in Panama and what their total contribution to the economy is. Putting those numbers out there might change sentiment.