Every path has its puddles

We’ve got just a few days left in Panama. I’ve been lucky. Haven’t been caught in a true downpour. It rains 9 months out 12 here in Panama. And when I say rain, I mean RAIN, downpours, buckets of water. Big, fat drops of rain and they come on quick. You can see the clouds…

Starting the New Year off right

We left Atlanta with temperatures ranging from 8-30 degrees Fahrenheit and landed in summer in Panama -- 89 degrees with humidity around 70 percent. We landed, headed through immigration and customs (a breeze with our resident cards by the way! It's a post for another day, but I feel like we are treated better in…

OUCH

Bill paying is an interesting process here. Without a mail system, no bills in the mail. Some bills come by email. Some are put in your door. Some you are just supposed to know to transfer money to the correct account. And due dates don't seem to be consistent. Fortunately, penalties seem to be just…

It’s a jungle out there

I'm sitting in my kitchen, listening to the wind blow through the jungle. I never thought of myself as a jungle person (too humid, too many bugs, too dark in there...), but the longer we are here the more I'm drawn to it. It's green and vibrant. So very different from where I grew up. Leaves…