Nicoya to Playa Hermosa

joeltc1:

On the 4th of July Kris will be in Ometepe, Nicaragua and I will be in Boquete with friends cheering her accomplishments! I’m very proud of her as you may well imagine.

Originally posted on The Panama Adventure:

Wednesday, my objective was to bike from Nicoya to Playa Hermosa where some friends offered to host me for a while. I was so tired the night before that I fell asleep before 8pm, so I woke up shortly after 5am. I packed, checked emails, but wasn’t feeling like eating at that early hour so I was on the road a bit before 6am. It is nice to get such an early start in the cool morning air. I was almost chilly the first hour, and I tend to look around a lot more when I’m not trying to keep my face out of the intense sun.

It was interesting to be out so early. There was some traffic on the road, but if I had any ideas of stopping for breakfast in an hour or two I was out of luck because nothing was open. The cool air was…

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Visiting a High School

joeltc1:

Panama has talent!

Originally posted on The Panama Adventure:

Last week was English week at the high school where my friend teaches. We were invited to judge the singing and dancing competitions. It was a really fun afternoon and we saw a lot of amazing students!

The first event was a modeling event, something I hadn’t seen at the school before. The students were doing it for the experience and there was no judging. I was surprised to see more boys than girls participating, and the boys got a lot of cheers, more than the girls!

Joel was asked to sing a song, so they brought him up next. It was really fun to see the enthusiastic response from the students!

The singing competition was next and soon got under way. I was supposed to be paying attention and rating the students on a number of aspects of their performances, so I didn’t take many photos or videos. Here…

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Good site for David weather information

Found a site that answers many weather related questions one might have about David like “what’s the average temperature, humidity or rainfall”.

I like the layout better on the site but I cut and pasted it here for quick reference.                                David weather

MONTHLY – WEATHER AVERAGES SUMMARY   [ Show All Data ]
[ °C ]   °F
Average Temperature
Years on Record: 47 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
F 80.7 80.5 82.1 83.3 82.9 81.3 80.6 80.3 80.1 79.8 79.3 79.3 79.6
Average High Temperature
Years on Record: 47 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
F 96.1 98.2 99.1 99.5 100.4 97.5 96.1 95.7 94.1 92.1 91.8 93.2 95.4
Average Low Temperature
Years on Record: 47 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
F 65.4 61.7 63.5 64 67.1 68.9 68.9 67.6 62.6 65.3 68 64.4 62.6
Average Precipitation
Years on Record: 10 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
in. 100.7 1.1 0.9 1.7 3.8 11.3 13.7 9.2 13.1 17.1 14.1 11.6 2.5
Highest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 20 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
F 104 100 102 102 102 104 102 95 98 90 94 93 95
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 20 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
F 64 64 65 64 68 70 68 68 68 70 68 68 66
Average Length of Day
Years on Record: 30 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Hours 12.5 12.1 12.2 12.4 12.7 12.9 13 12.9 12.7 12.5 12.3 12.1 12
Most Rain Reported in a Month
Years on Record: 47 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
in. 27.6 6.9 3.6 6.3 11.4 23.5 24.2 23.6 21.5 27.6 26.8 24.8 10.7
Average Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 47 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
% 75.7 67.7 62.6 62.4 69.6 79.5 81.1 80.5 81.1 82.1 83.8 82.8 75.5
Average Morning Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 14 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
% 93 89 85 83 89 94 96 96 96 97 97 97 94
Average Evening Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 14 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
% 72 60 56 60 66 75 77 77 78 80 82 78 69
Average Dew Point
Years on Record: 9 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
F 73 71 70 71 73 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 72
Average Wind Speed
Years on Record: 47 Chart This
ANNUAL JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
mph 4.4 5.4 6.5 6.2 4.9 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.6 4.1

Video of Ed Horna- Rental Property Available in David/Boquete

Ed wanted to make a new video since the old one was two years old and I’m making it available here. DO NOT CONTACT ME (JOEL), contact Ed (Eduardo Horna riochiriqui@gmail.com 507-6567-1127, 507-6757-0005 ) for any and all rental/purchase questions.

Special thanks go to Kris for the camera work and uploading to Youtube!

 

Contact information: Eduardo Horna riochiriqui@gmail.com

507-6567-1127 507-6757-0005

AGAIN, PLEASE CONTACT ED, NOT ME!!!!!!!!

 Later,

j

Summit of The Americas 2015

joeltc1:

Great post of an historic moment for Panama.

Originally posted on RichardDetrich.com:

For over 100 years Panama has been the crossroads of the world and the place where the world meets because of its geographical location and the famed Panama Canal.  This month the “world”, at least the Latin American world, will meet in Panama at the Summit of The Americas organized by the Organization of American States.  This will be the seventh summit of Latin American world leaders.

Over 70 parliamentarians from across the American continent will meet at the permanent headquarters of the Latin American Parliament and in addition to the heads of state around 5,000 advisors and ministers of the various countries will attend, tying up Panama City traffic even worse than usual. Schools and government offices will be closed in an effort to minimize the chaos. Normally Panama goes mas o menos on “vacation” from November [the month of Patriotic holidays], through December [Mother’s Day & Christmas], January…

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David/Boquete Rental information from Ed Horna

I just received an email from Ed Horna, my friend and the guy who showed us the house we live in. I’m posting it here as a favour to Ed and the readers of the blog.
If you have any questions about the properties, address them to Ed, his contact info is at the bottom of the page since I am not going to act as a middleman! PLEASE CONTACT ED, NOT ME!!!!!!!!
Hi guys ,

Just so you know if any one ask you about rentals in the david

boquete area , this is what I have at this moment :

David , located near El Rey super market , a very nice 3 brm 2 bath fully furnished house fenced in fast internet available , 900. a month .

David , located in the down town area , 2 brm 1 bath apt Unfunished .

AC in each room , fast internet available ………….300. a month .

David , cozy 2 brm 1 bath house comes basically furnished …..500.a mo.

Boquete , located in down town area small efficiency studio ,perfect

for a single or couple …………………………….250. a month.

(Rent included electricity, cable tv , water )

Boquete  , Furnished 3 brm 2 bath fully fenced in with studio or office …800. a mo.

Boquete , A New 3 brm 2 bath house furnished (washer & dryer included)

super great view , king size bed , large refrigator ………..800. a month .

A min of 6 month lease is required and Unfurnished means no appliances no furniture no beds , (sorry thats Panama !)

Thats all for the moment ,

Thank you and enjoy !

Eduardo Horna

riochiriqui@gmail.com 507-6567-1127 507-6757-0005 AGAIN, PLEASE CONTACT ED, NOT ME!!!!!!!! Later, j

House Sharing in David #2

joeltc1:

Folks looking for lodging will get an idea of what some places here are like from my wife Kris’s post.

Originally posted on The Panama Adventure:

This home is in Villa del Carmen, a quiet middle class Panamanian neighborhood on the north side of David, just within the city limits. The neighborhood is surrounded by woods and a beautiful river runs along the east side. There is only one way in and out so it is quiet and safe, and the neighbors are friendly and welcoming.

My good friend Cedo has an extra room in her charming little house. There is also a recently arrived expat lady from the US staying there, so you would get a mix of Spanish immersion (Cedo speaks no English), and a gringa friend having a similar experience.

Cedo is easy going and not fussy about little things, and will do anything she can to take care of you and make you comfortable. There is internet in the house, and use of a washing machine.

There is a neighborhood bus that…

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