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The outdoor life in Boquete

Hiking, white water rafting, birding, these are all available in Boquete. I mean the outdoor life, right here under our roof.

A covered, tiled patio of 463 square feet (more than the entire footage of many city apartments) is where we, like the majority of Panamanians spend most of our time.

Complete with hammock, table & chairs our outdoor living room comes with additional features. Most impressive of which is our ever-changing view of Volcan Baru, subtle sunsets, crisp mornings, dense fog, torrential rain and the miracle of watching clouds form in the aftermath.

It also comes with its own surround sound system, an ever-changing symphony of cicadas, birds, bugs & howler monkeys.

One species of bird dominates the landscape; it floats so effortlessly, master of the up and down drafts of the canyon below. Graceful and beautiful to the eye, they dip, wheel and soar in search of their next meal. They prefer it dead and decomposing, how else would they find it? May we introduce our resident turkey vultures, snacking on chicken skins? Carrion eaters with faces and habits only a mother could love!

About the author: Born in the UK, with what must be more than a dash of Romany blood in her veins, Yvonne loved to travel even before she met Michael. Yvonne has a varied career history, which includes several laborious years as a laboratory manager, followed by a fun few years as a scuba instructor and crew in the British Virgin Islands, and then many boring years in financial services. Her discontent along with the passing of a dear friend was the prod that led to the realisation that there was a lot more do in life. It has taken almost 40 years to come full circle to realize what Yvonne’s English teacher saw all those years ago……… Yvonne’s true passion (apart from travel) is writing and now finds herself fortunate to have the time to follow her bliss and combine the two as a blogger and travel writer. Yvonne loves to tell stories and talk to lots of strangers (the best way to get the real scoop on the place). Yvonne is a “rainmaker” and makes things happen!

2 comments… add one
  • Jane

    I like your 2 films. Did Mike film and produce them? Those vultures sure can put away a pile of chicken skins!

    • Michael Bauche

      Hi Jane – yes the 2 videos are “Escapism Film” productions filmed and produced by Mike. Both videos are filmed from the back porch of the house here in Boquete Panama. I was surprised I thought there would be a free for all on the chicken skins. Instead the one bird cleaned up the majority of the goodies!

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