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    Catherine Joy
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. Planning Airline Travel

    We also use Google Flghts (https://www.google.com/flights/) a lot - very easy to use and a lot of useful features (monthly price view, price tracking, etc), and they suggest the best price/site to purchase the tickets (normally direct with the airline).
  2. We too use smartdnsproxy. It's been stable for almost a year now allowing us to stream Netflix USA and Amazon Prime Video. They did go through a period where Netflix was able to undo their efforts. smartdnsproxy is primarily only for setting geo-location for streaming music and videos. It will not hide your location (or IP address given by your provider [Cable Onda in our case]) for regular web surfing (like some VPN's).
  3. Merry Christmas to everyone on Chiriqui Life! Last night my husband and I had dinner at Colibri, and in the words of Patsy and Edie...it was Absolutely Fabulous! 5 courses and each one quite different, thought up with imagination and cooked with great care. The service was also very good, and Carolina and Daniele had everything organized beautifully. Seriously, what more could one ask...and only $40 a person. No doubt, some would complain it was far too expensive, and the food did not come as huge servings, but there is the alternative of a Boquete tipico restaurant where a huge plateful would only cost about $4....but it is Christmas after all!
  4. Stopped for a fill-up yesterday and they put $50 worth of diesel in my vehicle before telling me they don't have credit card facilities yet.
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0952zl9
  6. Still only getting 25-30 Mbps. Reset the modem multiple times. Using http://www.speedtest.net/ to test.
  7. We pay for 30 Mbps and are getting 25 down and 5 up. No change here...
  8. Yes, I have been there 3 times lately and they do give Jubilado discount.
  9. 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!
  10. 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?
  11. until

    FYI.....Actually Suzie is on vacation until Monday, May 29th, when classes will resume.
  12. 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"?
  13. As predicted. The authorities need to fix the drainage in that area, or aquaplaning will continue.
  14. 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.