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Brundageba

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  1. It's easy ! We've done it. Do get the instructions in writing from the Embassy and follow them to the letter. Photo can be done at MBE. The Embassy address on the package is a tad different from how you make out the check. It's a minor difference . We had some omissions on the form and the Embassy contacted us by email and we were able to correct that omission by email. In 2 weeks we had our new passports delivered here to MBE along with the old one with the customary holes punched in the expired passport. MBE took care of the DHL mailing. The fee was not cheap but cheaper than a trip to the big city and a whole lot less hassle. We then took our new passports along with our old ones with our E Cedula to the Migration office in David ( In the Mall next to Pricesmart.) They update your date, stamp your new Passport . In was an in and out in 10 minutes for 2 people...some kind of a record for a government office. ALISON
  2. Pantah I am finding that I have had less problems with items from known common providers like AMAZON and SWANSONS vitamins. I received a lipstick (eventually ) from a provider called PHARM PACKS and that one tube of lipstick stayed in scrutiny for over a month. Pantah's EDTA may that white powder in a bottle that keeps them puzzling for eternity in customs. Who knows. I did look up EDTA on the Swanson's Health Products site and found it there. Just an idea is to order one bottle with other innocuous products and see if it arrives.
  3. Interesting Penny......We need a Panamanian Culture topic because there are many thing we all may not be aware of........ Alison
  4. Yes. My Ngobe friends call me, hang up and anticipate I'll call them back. They are always out of minutes...or almost always
  5. I don't want to wish myself bad luck but I usually order my multivitamin supplements in 6 month batches for Bill and I. I get a better price that way. No doubt when customs sees a box full of the same multivit bottle they will think I'm a vitamin pusher. It would seem if needed the recipient here could get a written prescription from a doc here to have on file along with a affidavit statement made by the client ( with Cedula # etc etc) that these items are for personal use and have that on file electronically at MBE . A bit of an ordeal yes but it would ease the stickiness of going through the flaming hoops over and over for both MBE, the client...and as well customs that should have better things to do than to interdict vitamins and prescription medication for retirees.
  6. We had that happen last month. What's funny is...the reason is Bil had run out of minutes on his phone. We though for sure there was something wrong with the phone or network. Boy did we feel stupid.....
  7. Yesterday we looked out the window here at Brisas and saw what looked like a moving cloud. On closer observation it was a swarm on all sides of the house front and back all moving in one direction ( East to West) . Today I spoke to a neighbor located 1 1/2 blocks away and he observed the same at his house. Bill blasted a bunch of them with hornet spray that were wanting to get cozy along with a gzillion buddies on one of our gutter down pipes. This morning our exterminator came for his usual visit. He took a close look and said this was a type of hornet. Each one was the size of your little finger nail...teeny critters. They did not bite nor tend to land on you either. Anybody else observe them yesterday? ( Friday June 23 around noonish) Here's a picture of one:
  8. Ad does not mention for RENT or FOR SALE..unless I missed it. Without prices a lot of folks might pass it by.
  9. It has to do with PATIENCE. As was mentioned in a previous post: all things take time to iron out...pot holes were mentioned. My response had to do with the amount of PATIENCE necessary.....pot hole given as an example of stretching patience to the max. Yah.. a tad convoluted I admit....
  10. Moderator comment: this posting and the associated replies were split out from a different topic because the content went off-topic. The subject of the source topic was delays in bringing items in through customs. I agree on the patience factor.....especially with the potholes. It helps to have eyes like an eagle and a good memory.
  11. This is a deal..the real deal. You don't speak?...sign up! ALISON
  12. Yes Judy, if you notice they seem to grow fairly quickly. There are about 5 in a row on the hwy coming up to Boquete from Brisas. A few look like they could cause some serious tire damage.
  13. Exactly Woody...enough is enough. Just the same we still have to deal with it until something loosens up.
  14. Until something changes, you just have to jump through the hoops. Best to start now. The whole thing makes no sense.
  15. One year we made it to Panama City in 5 hours on the midnight refrigerated run. Needed a stiff drink after we got off the bus.
  16. No new crashes !!...just the debris from past blasts and a few tire marks left on the slanted cement wall. In surfing we call that maneuver an "off the lip"..... Bill demonstrates how it's done. Very impressive in a car !!
  17. Yeiks.....guess I should check the regular bus maintenance program for the company before i buy may next ticket to Panama City. Yah I think a little compound will buff out the back end of the truck fine. ( that's what my husband tells me when he comes home with a grinding scratch on the side of our car from parking too close to something.)
  18. From what our lawyer tells us, Probate here can lag for as long as 8 years. Having end of life affairs all taken care of to include property issues is a very important thing. If either Bill or I passed away neither of us left would want to haggle down here for years getting property issues straight IF the survivor decided to return to the USA. It's worth the legal fees now to get that stuff taken care of.
  19. Her drivers seat was re-set backwards
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