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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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Penny

No phone, no internet, no TV

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Well, it's Wednesday and I finally got power back this morning.  However,Cableonda isn't working so no internet or TV and Mas Movil isn't working in my neighborhood. Does anybody know anything??

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I got power back last night, and Cableonda is fine. But Mas Movil isn't working here in Palo Alto either.

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I also got Cableonda back just now but still no cell service.

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I got the power back at 1:30 a.m. on Wed., then lost it again for 9 hours at 9:30 a.m.  Shlepping ice back and forth from downstairs fridge to freezer and upstairs fridge, hanging wet clothes on the line (imagine that!).  Please tell me this is over.  I am hurrying and checking email and CL, because I assume I'll lose it again.  Also I ground coffee so I wouldn't be forced to drink instant.  We certainly get resourceful, don't we?  Fortunately my cell phone never quit.  Also I had a UPS with plenty of charge, so I used it to charge my phone and Kindle.

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We were running errands today, beginning about noon. No electric service when we departed home. Upon returning home about 5:30 this afternoon, we did have electric service. Best estimate is that we were without electric service for a bit short of four full days.

Now, approximately three hours later (8:30pm) we are getting very strong winds in our area. We estimate the wind gusts to be 50-60 MPH. Keeping my fingers crossed that the electrical power will stay on. Good news is no rain with these winds.

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