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    Bud Huber
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    In Chiriqui
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  1. Some web email clients let you configure email address "aliases". I had to do this with Union Fenosa (now Naturgy) because my email address contains a period and their software did not allow such characters (contrary to Internet standards, but that is a different conversation). I tried for two years to get that issue fixed but Union Fenosa refused or was unwilling or unable, or..... Recently Naturgy simply stopped sending all emails to me. I have to get my bills off of their website. No paper bills, no e-bills. Really good customer service.
  2. We bank at Multibank (the Boquete branch) and are quite happy with the ability to get US funds into our Multibank account, with no fees involved, and completed in five business days. When posting previously about our experience in getting US funds into Panama we have been "blasted". Some people say it is not possible. Well, I no longer try to refute other people's claims. All I can do is to tell you that we can deposit a US check (up to $3,000.00 at a time), and the funds are immediately on deposit, but with a "hold". That "hold" is five business days for us. There are no fees involve
  3. Several of us decided to try the new Restaurante Al Punto in Bajo Boquete. Al Punto is in the same location where the former Machu Picchu was located (Isabellas is in the same complex). Upon arrival we were greeted in English by Martin, who asked if we had a preference as to seating location. We were the only customers, and so we chose close to the front window. The menu was extensive, and mostly Italian style entrees. We ordered our appetizers (garlic bread, which was very well prepared), and drinks. They currently do not have a liquor license, and so it was water, sodas, and the like. As soo
  4. Marcelyn and I had a very long day in David on business yesterday (Friday, November 6th). When we got back into Bajo Boquete it was still drizzling, and another stay at home evening. However, we also had some important mail to pick up at MBE Boquete, and so we stopped by there about 4:45PM to retrieve our mail. Parking was difficult because it seemed like everyone in Panama was in downtown Boquete. Marcelyn stayed in the car and I walked across the street to MBE. Upon exiting MBE I noticed a trailer across the street with the sign "Musk Burgers" and it appeared to be open for business. I talke
  5. Three of us decided to try Mister Angus Restaurant, which is located in Bajo Boquete. Actually, the "restaurant" is a rather huge red truck parked on the backside of a large lot, one street west of the Avenida Principal. There is a covered area in front of the truck. I think there were five or six tables, all on a rock base "ground/floor". We went there with steak on our minds, and so did not completely review their menu. There is no printed menu, nor a chalkboard, etc. The menu is on the owner's cell phone, which I found a bit awkward, but given that we were there for steaks it made thi
  6. Schleifchenleuchter is German for "little ribbon chandelier". (From a formerly somewhat fluent German speaker.)
  7. You may want to check with the urologists and gastroenterologists in this area. I have first hand experience with Dr. Don Guerrero, and recommend him highly. He speaks good English. Check out all of the health care resources as listed here on CL at https://chiriqui.life/topic/1743-health-care-resources-for-the-chiriqui-province/.
  8. Through the years the calzones at Papa Ricos have been one of our favorites. Great taste, large serving size, and fantastic value. When the Covid-19 pandemic began, Papa Ricos had to close its business, which was across the street from the Arco Iris Salon at the Feria Grounds. That was such a disappointment for us. Then a friend told us this week that Papa Ricos is now open and located in Alto Boquete, just north of Ivan's. We went there late yesterday afternoon and I could not control myself. Bought seven calzones of different varieties. One was to be our dinner last night and the other
  9. Marcelyn and I visited the newly relocated and reopened Tuesday BCP Market. We arrived about 11:30AM, and after doing the entrance bio-safety protocol, found about 25 vendors well spaced. The room was squeaky clean, people were friendly, good selection of goods. We had no intention of buying anything, but Marcelyn found a purse that she adored and so made that saleslady very happy with a purchase of the purse. After walking around a bit, I then chatted with Emily Haworth of Miel Boqueteña place (the "butterfly place") and ended up buying a bottle of Boquete honey. We understand that more
  10. We have called Big Daddy's Grill on some weekends during our lockdown for home delivery service. One such order was a birthday celebration, and Chris did a special steak order for us. It was an imported rib-eye cut, and incredible food. This past weekend we did another Saturday order, again for a special steak order, which Chris did a superb job. Bryan of the GoGoose Delivery service delivered our order, right on time (even though it was in the middle of some heavy rain). We highly recommend take out or delivery orders from Big Daddy's Grill. Great food, great customer service, and r
  11. We have a very good general contractor that takes care of all of our home maintenance needs. I am reluctant to publish his contact information here because he is very busy. If you send me a PM (private message) or an email (see my signature block, below) or call me then we can talk in more detail. He is bilingual.
  12. Thanks for the additional clarification. Hopefully there will be a denial. There are too many variations on lifestyle and residency arrangements. Some people rent with utilities included and have no car, so they have no proof of their physical residence within Boquete, or automobile insurance, etc. Or how about a spouse whose utilities are in the other's name? Etc., etc., etc. It is nice (comforting, perhaps?) that the mayor wishes us all to be healthy and happy, but the means to achieve such should not be Draconian.
  13. Another home run for great food, fantastic service (home delivery), and for a good cause (ACCBoquete and DogCamp Boquete). If I was forced to fault something it would be too much food, but that is good for leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Congratulations to all who worked on this.
  14. I picked up the proper form from Penny Tuesday morning (05/26) as soon as my mobility window opened up, and trundled immediately to Banco Nacional. They were closed. Duh. I was not aware of their new schedule. Banco Nacional is open in the afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; it is open in the mornings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So I returned to Banco Nacional yesterday (Thursday, May 28th) as my first stop when my mobility window opened up. I was in and out in about seven minutes. There were very few bank customers. Processing of the tasa unica form was slow
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