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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.

Simon Koehler

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  1. German Restaurant Yard Sale

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    Hey people of Boquete! we still have lots of things for sale from the former German restaurant. Here is a quick list: Lots of dishes, soup and sauce bowls (also ideal for a restaurant) 2 German quality wood tables with massive chairs 1 German quality wood table 1 Mexican cupboard Image frames Kitchen accesories 2 Blenders Lots of Pickles (special low price now: $3 each big glass) Lots of Vinegar for low price Lots of german red wine for a very low price German beer and many more things... Date and time: Friday, November 11 at 10am in Los Molinos, Avenida Don Simon No. 76. To make it a fair event, there is NO EARLY BIRD and no online or phone reservation of things. Of course you may ask questions: info@restaurantealeman.com See you next friday, Simon y Marlies
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    Restaurante Aleman „Zum Emsländer“ presents: Oktoberfest 2016 October 22 from 11am Bavarian Style Buffet Including: Semmelknödel (dumplings) Käsespätzle (chees noodles) Sauerkraut (you know it!) Bratwurst (no comment ;-)) Schweinebraten (roast pork) Potato pancakes with Apple Sauce The legendary „Home fries“ Desserts: Kaiserschmarrn Original german cherry cake German Pudding for only $12,50 / person* *without drinks Restaurante Aleman „Zum Emsländer“ / Boquete / Plaza San Francisco www.restaurantealeman.com
  3. Webdesign and Online Marketing Training I worked more than a decade as a professional web developer in big online-agencies in Germany and also studied media design. Since 4 years I am driving my own business (www.simon-koehler.com/) and from time to time I give small teachings to customers. If you want to create your own website or blog, or you want to improve the search engine visibility or marketing power of your existing website, I can help you. Especially for people who want to make some money with their websites or blogs, this topic might be interesting. I can teach you the following: Basics of Online Marketing / Websites Writing clean and modern HTML and CSS code Setting up a website with Wordpress Manage a web hosting account, ftp, email and databases Basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Advanced Search Engine Optimization (if you have the basics already) Create and optimize graphics for the web How to design stunning websites (you need to be a creative person for this) Build professional Landing Pages to sell products or services I also offer: Photoshop Basics Basics in 3D graphics with Cinema 4D Making perfect photos for websites Important note: My service is not „cheap“ but very professional. My philosophy is not to have hundreds of customers. I'd like to share my experience with people who want to be successful with what they do. Quality matters, not only quantity. Pricing: A single private lesson: $40 2 persons in a group: $18/person 3 persons in a group: $15/person for more persons, please ask... Package of 10 private lessons: $340 Additional Information: A lesson is 60 minutes. Single person lessons can take place in my house or your house in Boquete or Alto Boquete. Group lessons with more than 2 persons will take place in the restaurant „Zum Emsländer“ at Plaza San Francisco in the evening hours. Contact: You can contact me by email: info@simon-koehler.com or phone: 6822-4998
  4. FYI: In memory of our dear friend Georg a memorial service will be held at St. Juan Bautista Church in Boquete Saturday, September 3 at 10:00am
  5. I always use Google translate for assistance, but I sometimes do a „double check“. First I translate from my language to Spanish, then copy the Spanish and see what comes out in my language. This helps sometimes.... and of course the best is having lessons and try to speak a lot of Spanish. Sometimes very difficult but worth it... @PanamaPatrick Thanks for the hint!
  6. Hello Penny, we also miss George more than one can imagine. There are many things to do and to manage because of his sudden death and last sunday we had to close the restaurant due to some very important and spontanously organized company meetings. I am sorry. We will of course keep the restaurant open and most of Georges philosophy. Since we are new people, we will also optimize and develop some things, but this is what George wanted, too. Don't worry about the prices. We will keep them low as long as possible. By the way „Wiener Schnitzel“ ist the correct pronounciation
  7. We are looking for a cheap pickup to transport construction materials for building our house. I know that I can buy a good one for 10.000 but it should be really cheap, maybe like 1000-3000 or something. Mechanically ok, the rest almost doesn't matter. No air condition needed, no electrical windows etc... manual gear no problem. We only need a car to carry stuff, not more than between Boquete and David or so... If you know someone or if you have an old pickup, I am looking forward to your message.
  8. I will make Knödel for sure. It will take some time to teach our panamanian staff, but they are teachable and clever
  9. Hello, I have just found this post. Sorry if I make some mistakes, I am German Me an my wife are the new owners of the restaurant, since our very good friend and former owner Georg Schulze died 2 weeks ago. We had to take the restaurant very suddenly and have lots of stress with managing all the business stuff right now. But once we are ready, we will change the menu and definitely add some vegetarian meals. There is of course other food than pig meat in the modern german kitchen and we are much younger than Georg. We are also interested in creating some more healthy and green stuff in addition to the traditional kitchen. You can now also get in contact with us very easily on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/restaurantealeman/
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    Dear Friends of the German Kitchen and the restaurant „Zum Emsländer“ at Plaza San Francisco in Boquete. We would like to invite you to the German Barbecue. Marlies, Simon and the whole staff welcomes you and your friends with Bratwurst, Chicken Thighs, Pork Chops, Potato Salad and other typical German specialities. All you can eat for $10,99 only! Drinks not included. Registration via eMail, facebook or personal required.