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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. Maybe just me but today I was told my Novey points expire this month.
  2. With these gringo prices I wonder if they pay their staff gringo wages.Good luck to them but I won't even be stepping in the door. Now that's free market economics.
  3. until

    So is the food free? And where? Seasons restaurant in Boquete or where the map points too? I love Indian food but I think this needs a reload.
  4. Panama finally makes the extradition request to the US. I wonder how many mistakes are in the documents ;-) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-panama-martinelli-us-idUSKCN11X1XQ
  5. Well I never said that 15 is the age of consent. And for sure they are having sex much younger. I have also heard of young teen girls messing around with much younger boys. This from the mother. I think what is happening and not just here due to easy access to porn etc is a little beyond my generation to comprehend and I'm not that old!
  6. And if both the make and female are 15?
  7. Parking lots are expensive nearly everywhere.
  8. Strange that people are more worried about some old bunkers than the beautiful old house's torn down in the city to build high rise apartments.
  9. Thanks for the link Keith. I noticed Article 43: Faros delanteros de luz blanca o amarilla en no más de dos (2) pares con alta y baja, ésta última de proyección asimétrica: (Freetranslation.com: "Headlights of white light or yellow in no more than two (2) pairs with high and low, the latter of asymmetric projection.") Which seems to definitely imply that the crazy lights you see on the front of some cars are illegal. Of course the police don't seem to mind though.
  10. You also might see Martinelli in two or three years walking around.
  11. Not a surprise to anyone. I see lots of bad driving especially after 6 pm but also all day. Plus badly designed roads. The improved road near David looks better because they got rid of the death canal in the center. with a center divider. I still recall encountering a pile of sand or fill several feet high blocking one lane of the inter american highway at night with no signs lights nada 16 years ago.
  12. And where is the Jaramillo Arriba Corregiduria please?
  13. Bob G your computer allows you to change the font size and other attributes for anything you wish to read on your own computer. That way everything can be bold and larger type for you and everyone else can enjoy their own style.