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Back in David

We’re back in David, Boquete, while beautiful was a bit windy and hence too chilly for our tastes. I had to put on long sleeves and use my shawl. Inspite of the breeze, I took tons of photos, some a little out of focus as my subject matter danced in the wind. Boquete is shoulder to shoulder photo opportunities from the gardens to the colourful Caribean style buildings.
The little cafe where we broke our fasts this morning was so lovely. I forgot to write down the name but I think it is Cafe de Encuentro (the meeting place Cafe), what makes it so enchanting are the gardens and fountains. It looks like it was a family’s house converted to a restaurant and real estate office. The RE offfice is located in what probably was the living room and the driveway leads to the covered patio, which may have originally been a carport. As we ate our french toast and drank our coffee we watched birds come and drink out of the fountain and sun themselves on the rock wall.
Also worthy of mention was the friendly and efficient service, our waitress introduced herself as Olga. Olga was happy and truly seemed to care about her customers, and the place was packed. We were pleasantly surprised. The usual level of service that we have experienced while vacationing here is not up to the standards which we have become accustomed to while living in México. After we ate, we helped ourselves to more coffee at the selfservice coffee urn and sat down on a padded wooden bench to discuss our options.
I have to also tell you that our room at Hotel Rebequet was the prettiest and most comfortable one that we have stayed in during our trip, at $55 it was also the most expensive, but compared to our spartan accomadations at the Aparthotel Plaza in Panamá City, which cost $50, the extra $5 bought us so much more. If we didn’t already feel that Panamá City was expensive this would have confirmed it.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Too late, I am back already. It looks like a war zone! The first thing we did when we got home was go and pick up Mr. Dog around the corner on 64A and it was awful, the new street lights are cute but they aren’t connected yet!

  2. Theresa and Husband – you may want to extend your stay in Panama. THe hood is a disastre, a mess, polvo dust, dirt, re-routed traffic, diesal and gas exhaust. When will it end?

    Calgon, I need calgon!

    Take me away!

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