Boquete At The End Of The Rainbow

“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” – Margaret Mead

Or Why We Returned to Boquete

Six months ago it was with an air of anticipation we began our journey to sail around the world and for four exciting months Joel and I were caught up in all the trappings of enjoying what it meant to hang our hats in many ports around the world.

Invaluable was the sense of savior-faire we’d experience each time we’d have a discussion with fellow cruisers exulting over the fact that we were continuing on instead of packing our bags and returning home.

Can you imagine the surrealness of never making up your bed, washing dishes, planning a meal, having to come up with an itinerary for the day?

Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

It was for a couple of months but somewhere along the way we began to long for the intangible allure of Boquete.

The expat life does not suit everyone with its frustrations of living by a slower rhythm however that is the dichotomy, it is for that very reason that one seeks to achieve a more measured way of doing and being.

We returned to Boquete for the unmeasured beauty of living in the Chiriqui Province, to once again be surrounded by lush foliage.

Not in an esoteric sense but a real and personal way.

To exchange a hearty Buenos and look in the eye of everyone we pass on the street or encounter in our day to day exchanges.

To purchase fresh produce at a fraction of the cost we’d pay at local grocery stores State side.

Who needs a caged bird when the most striking birds I have seen are everywhere.

Be lulled to sleep during the torrential deluge during the rainy season, and then be astounded by the rainbow reaching from one end of the mountains to the other.

It was not without serious thought that we returned to this foreign locale as there are certain things forfeited by being away from our loved ones.

Our prayer is that family and friends take us up on open door policy, after all we are virtually a 4 to 6 hour flight away.

We have a reliable Skype number and are only a phone call away.

Steam trunk travel’s focus may shift a bit, however we will endeavor to regale you of our day to day adventures here in this country we call home for now.

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2 Responses to Boquete At The End Of The Rainbow

  1. Joslyn says:

    Sometimes what you’re looking for is in your own backyard!!! What a wonderful way you guys went about finding that out!!! We went on our first cruise last month, and I get exactly what you are talking about having most of your every needs met ;)!!! Your experiences are vast and you appreciate what you appreciate and have found it, for now, in Boquete ;)!!! Speaking for this part of your family, wish you were closer. But as you said, it’s just a 4-6 hour flight!!! Keep a light on for us :)!!! Welcome Back!!!

  2. bella says:

    Love this blog.

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