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About Deborah

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    Deborah Gershon
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. Damn - saw this too late. Just got back from a short trip to Los Angeles where my 2 bags sailed through. I had no idea I could make a killing on eyebrow pencils and arch supports or I would have stocked up. Sorry Alison.
  2. I was looking at the product itself, as I was not aware that there was an approved list. Now that I see there is, I wonder how many items there might possibly be that aren't on that 1,087 page list, and whether there is an expectation that customs is going to check everything against it. At least I feel more comfortable about what I bring back with me that I can't find here.
  3. Out of curiosity, I did a random sampling of some "cosmetics" I purchased here in Panama: contact lens solution from PriceSmart, deodorant from Revilla and hairspray from Super 99. None of these had a Panama Reg San number, or any indication whatsoever that they have been approved for import. Will they be going after the companies that import these items or just the consumers who bring in their own?
  4. I had the same problem, as did another friend of mine.
  5. Red Cross Anniversary (100th?). I don't know how you find out ahead of time, though whenever I ask Madelin what's going on (as it is transpiring), she knows.
  6. Only 4 eggs left, but we still have several bunnies. Open today 10:30 - 5:00, Friday till noon, and 10:30-5:00 Saturday.
  7. You should try a separate topic for your request. There are any number of coffee producers who might be interested in shipping to you. In fact, I'm pretty certain that Emily Haworth ships hers to the States. The local post office will take a kilo's worth of weight (including box) at a very reasonable cost.
  8. It looked open today on my way back from David....at least the neon Abierto sign was on. I'm waiting for someone else to try it and report back. I can do without the beautiful girls - just wondering about the food.
  9. I have only been there for the day and it is a great place to get away. The setting is tranquil, the pool is refreshing (inner tube and noodles provided) and there is a poolside bar for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as chaise lounges and tables and chairs. There is a bbq and you can bring food to cook or just a picnic lunch. There are also trails to explore and the banks of the Caldera to enjoy. Frank is a great host and it is well worth the $10 per person daily fee.
  10. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, and in honor of the Flower and Coffee Festival, CHOX offers our incredible Coffee Bar. Made from gourmet Pacamara coffee beans grown right here in Boquete, this gastronomic delight has the texture and mouthfeel of a fine chocolate bar, but it is unique in that we substitute coffee beans for cacao. It’s the cup of coffee you eat. Anyone can put coffee flavor into a chocolate bar but only CHOX brings you the 100% Panamanian coffee bar. Bajo Boquete, next to Senor Gyros. Tuesday 12:30-5:00; Wednesday thru Saturday 10:30-5:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.
  11. Last year, they re-engineered traffic on the hill descending from CEFATI during the fair, such that in the evenings you could only go downhill into Bajo Boquete. Does anyone know if that will be case again this year? If so, it would be nice to know the days and hours.
  12. If you ordered a chocolate Christmas tree from CHOX, they will be available during regular business hours for pickup at the shop next week (no Tuesday market deliveries). They are $18.95 each and we don't have the capability to accept credit or debit cards. We will not have extras for sale at the shop, so please only count on purchasing the number you ordered. Stop in at your convenience: Tuesday 12:30 - 5:00, Wednesday thru Saturday 10:30 - 5:00 .
  13. Due to incredible response, CHOX is no longer taking orders for chocolate Christmas trees. Orders this year far exceeded last year's and we have been working overtime to accommodate the requests! The trees for orders that have already come in will be available next week (Tuesday through Saturday) for pickup and we will be sending an email reminder to those on the list. Thank you so much for your interest!
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