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    Bud Huber
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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  1. 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
  2. Schleifchenleuchter is German for "little ribbon chandelier". (From a formerly somewhat fluent German speaker.)
  3. 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/.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Going off-topic in one way, but still on-topic about the text I quoted above. Been trying to pay the tasa unica (the annual "fee"/"tax" for our foundation), but without success. This government fee has to be paid in cash at either Banco Nacional or Caja de Ahorros (two governmental banking institutions here in Panama). My trips to Banco Nacional in Boquete have been unsuccessful. Sure, I get to the bank with cash in pocket, but they don't have the correct form on which to document the payment. Thus no transaction is allowed. I finally got out of the bank manager (on my last trip last
  12. I got my flu shot today, given that today (May 7th) is a guy's day to be out and about. I arrived about 11:06AM. Total time for me was about ten minutes. I was a bit more lucky than Marcelyn in finding a parking place at the corner across from the mayor's office (where the small ponies typically are located on holiday weekends). Marcelyn described the procedure quite well. Here is a picture of the flu shot station. When I arrived, there was one man waiting in front of me (that is him in the photo). Upon my exit a few minutes later there were 13 men lined up waiting for their turn fo
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