Monday 21 January, 2013

 Posted by Jane Wright at 5:55 am  Panama
Jan 222013
 

Kaytee came to the Volunteer House in the morning and we went through the Orientation programme, discussing our motivation for volunteering, our goals, and the different volunteering options and activities available in and around Boquete.   We went with Kaytee and Oscar to a nearby Panamanian restaurant to have some of the local food for lunch.  My meal of fried chicken, rice and salad cost $2.75.

After lunch we went to the Habla Ya language school to sign up for some classes.  We then walked around town distributing flyers for an upcoming fundraising event.

The girls then introduced me to Sangria at a local restaurant.  Yum.

We are amazed at how many North Americans are living here.  We spoke to one who has just made the decision to move here.  He said that the tax benefits and very low cost of living are the attraction, along with the perfect weather of course.  So there is a real mix of people in town with the indigenous people in their brightly colored traditional costumes, the local townspeople and the North American immigrants.

   

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