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Here’s a new rabbit hole to venture down: Try to imagine all the things (and stuff) you will no longer have access to that North Americans take for granted in the USA.…"
"There are also hiking clubs. I see several women in this area taking their dogs out by themselves. you don't have to be in a gated community to be safe here. Just take the same precautions that you would back home."
"The main thing is, keep it simple. The more exotic a thing is, the more there is to go wrong, and 1. you will be sending away for spare parts, and 2. you will not be able to find anyone who can fix it. Just a general observation."
"We don't have our windows open at night here, and neither did we in the USA, even though we lived in a 'good' part of the city. The incident with the shooting rattled most expats, but you also have to realize that there is a very good…"
"We have 2 sources of water - one is irrigation water, and the other is 'potable', although we don't drink it straight from the pipe, we have filters and then run it over a UV tube. Then we drink it straight from the fawcett and have…"
"If you want basic health care, like a trip to the doctor, the cost is $12/visit, no appointment, just walk in. There are also specialists here. If you look on Chiriqui.life.com, they have a list of doctors and clinics. In Boquete there are clinics…"
Maureen...thanx for your recent reply....have decided to take your recommendation and not bring my dog for my initial visit.... Have decided to come for 3-4 weeks rather than the winter....Then, if i like it, return home, sell my car and do all the things I will need to do to make the move... :-) Bruce