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    Catherine Joy
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. Yes Bonnie you a correct! I was on FB yesterday and there were lots of postings from Patsi ......and they were all religious! How ironic is that!
  2. Does anyone have any information on how many midday flights (12:06 pm PTY-DAV or 3:49 pm DAV-PTY) Copa have been cancelling lately due to weather or too few passengers?
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    FYI.....Actually Suzie is on vacation until Monday, May 29th, when classes will resume.
  4. We're looking into switching to Worldwide Medical. Can anyone provide any details of their "In network" doctors and hospitals in Panama? What happens if you go "Out of network"?
  5. As predicted. The authorities need to fix the drainage in that area, or aquaplaning will continue.
  6. We drove past this accident yesterday. There was a "river" of water crossing the road just before the entrance to Brisas which was almost certainly the cause of this vehicle aquaplaning. There is obviously something wrong with the drainage on the right side of the road that needs to be fixed, or more accidents will occur. The water was flowing right to left across the road. The water was probably close to 1" deep and any speed in excess of 60 km would likely be problematic, depending on the condition of tires.
  7. Bought these in error - they don't fit our printer. 2 x Pixma PG-40 black and white cartridges. 2 x Pixma CL-41 color cartridge. All cartridges are unopened. $40.00 for all 3.
  8. It can be recovered at Mail Boxes, Doug. My husband ordered a new passport last year, and we sent the documents with Fed Ex, via Mail Boxes, and got the new passport back within about 18 days. Mail Boxes have a very good system, and Fed Ex items are delivered to their office in Boquete. It wasn't cheap, but the documents went virtually door to door from Mail Boxes, Boquete to the UK passport office in the North of England withing about 2 amazing service, really!
  9. I went to see the play on Sunday at the was wonderful! Such a good story and a great cast! Treat yourself, go and see it either next Friday 24th or Saturday 25th, if you can get a won't be disappointed!!
  10. This morning, my husband and I and a group of friends went to the brunch at Claudia's. It was amazing! I believe someone posted on this website that $35 was too it wasn't!! The food was so plentiful, fresh produce and home cooked. For example...there were at least 4 types of bread, home cured salmon, home made pate, about 4 kinds of cheese, cold meats, chicken, pork, meat loaf, pasta, rice salad, potatoes au gratin...then, there was fresh strawberries, various fresh fruits, home made cheesecake, 3 other kinds of gateaux, and home made chocolate mousse and strawberry mousse to die for...and a glass of champagne! The new restaurant building is coming along nicely and all in all, Claudia's brunch's and dinner's will be events worth attending.
  11. On Thursday Feb. 16th I went to Chiriqui hospital to have a hernia repair. My doctor was called Reinaldo Isaacs, and is a gastrointestinal surgeon. I must say I had a very positive experience, in fact it was almost pleasurable. Dr. Isaacs organized the whole thing and it all went very much so that I came home at about 5.30pm after having the procedure at 11am. No, it was not a laparoscopy ( apparently they are not recommended for all cases), so I had a small cut and a piece of mesh inserted. I didn't even have any nausea afterwards..which was good because I was starving and thirsty. Overall, not much pain at all ( which is good because I don't like pain!), and I am healing nicely. In fact I am back to walking 9 holes of our golf course again....I normally do the whole 18 but I have to take things somewhat easy! The cost was also extremely reasonable! So, if anyone is looking for a decent, competent, caring, very able gastrointestinal doctor who speaks good English, give Dr. Isaacs a call....(507) 777 8080, 774 0128 Ext. 2202, cell: 6948 2762. Email:
  12. We have a monthly (data only) plan for ~$11 per month for which we pay automatically by credit card (you have to go to the office in Boquete to get this setup). For minutes we use the +Movil website to top up - see below. You have to top up every 3 months or they will suspend your account - this is important to us because we used to buy 1 year's worth of minutes ($30 - $40) at a time.
  13. We first used Unblock-US 2 years ago, and then switched to SmartDNSProxy when Unblock-US failed to avoid Netflix's blocking. Then SmartDNSProxy started having the same problem about 6 months ago. However, SmartDNSProxy have recently (this month) introduced a new design that seems to be working for us so far.
  14. Talk to Filippe Maestrini (speaks English) at Grupo Aguas - the main potable water equipment supply and installation company in Boquete. 6676-7168 720-3367