Home on Volcancito Road

We are moved in! This is where we be staying for the remainder of our time in Panama, and we’ve rented it for 4 months.  We settled in here on Friday, and are slowly but surely learning the ins and outs of the new place.

First, the entry way and patio outside:

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Here’s the kitchen:

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Bedroom:

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Bathroom:

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Spare Bedroom/Living Room/Office:

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Corner cubby for computers: (Happens to be the only place to get good internet signal at the moment too.)

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Natasha took her first nap here on this futon, and woke up looking like she was sitting on a lily pad in a pond. We have since moved it into the bedroom, so she sleeps right beside us.

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View from the kitchen sink: As our landlord said, folks here like to put bars over the windows. He said the first thing he did when they moved here and bought a house, was to remove the bars. “I’ve never been to prison and I don’t plan to live like I’m in one!”

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There are things we like better and things we would change with this apartment, same as the last. I love how bright and sunny it is, since at the last place no direct sunlight ever came in the windows. This one is much more of a hike into town, so shopping is more planned and we will probably be taking a taxi up the hill out of town more often. But I’m thrilled that we are more in the country, and away from town’s car alarms!

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