This is the front of the house (and my bike – I live just down the street)
The back yard, with a comfortable shading sitting area (we had run off with the chairs to sit by the chicken house). The dog is Brownie, a sweet and friendly dog. Things look a bit brown because it’s the end of the dry season but when the rains return the grass will be green again. Not shown – the most recent arrivals, some baby chicks in an enclosure at the back of the yard. In a few months they should start providing eggs.
The living room
The front terrace
The dining room. There is also a small sitting room to the right in front of the dining room.
The kitchen. Cedo used to have a restaurant so she has all the pots and pans, and can teach you how to make all sorts of yummy Panamanian food if you are interested.
The bedroom – it used to be occupied by the grandson who is a serious baseball player. If you want to change the decor I’m sure this can be negotiated.
There is a built in closet and drawer storage area in the bedroom.
The bathroom is across the hall. There is hot water by “suicide shower”, a typical Panamanian on demand water heater so named because it runs by electricity.
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. 407 more words
This is the street, and the driveway on the left by the palm trees is the driveway to the house. The south end of the school property is on the right, and beyond that is a single family home with a great retired couple who love to garden and have tons of plants and trees.
The front of the house – she obviously loves plants!
The dining room with the terrace beyond. I would live on that terrace. There is also a living room on the other side of the dining room, and her bedroom and bath are on the other side of the dining room wall.
This is the spacious shared kitchen. There is a pass through space into the dining room, and beyond is the laundry area. There is no washing machine but there is a laundromat in the neighborhood.
The bedroom is small, but has a table and dresser. There is also a storage closet in the hall across from the bathroom.
The bathroom is adequate. I forgot to ask about hot water but I’m guessing there isn’t any. Hot water isn’t routine or common in Panama. The weather is warm and the water is only cool so it’s easy to get by without hot water.
Today (Monday) I shared on my Facebook page, a little adventure I had with one of our workers Martin. He came to talk to Scott this morning (Monday morning) as our crew was just getting started. 1,547 more words
US customs authorities Tuesday announced the seizure of a ton of cocaine in a fast boat off the coast of Panama and another 800 pounds (360 kilos) of the drug on a cargo ship in Miami, Florida. 77 more words
Movimientos sociales y sindicales de los países participantes en la VII Cumbre de las Américas celebrarán en Panamá una reunión alternativa para abordar principalmente la pobreza que sufren sus pueblos y pronunciarse al respecto. 519 more words
La comida en Humo es deliciosa y no lo puedo negar, pero es triste que toda una experiencia gastronómica se vea empañada por la pobre capacidad de respuesta que el personal de atención al cliente de este restaurante tuvo en mi visita. 1,138 more words