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Bob and Shelly came in a Panama Relocation Tour in March 2020. They planned to spend several weeks in Panama after the Tour to do some exploring on their own BUT all the sudden the Covid-19 pandemic broke out world wide and Panama announced they would be closing their borders to flights coming in and flights going out of Panama. Bob and Shelly had to make a decision to cut their trip short and fly back to the US or stay in Panama. They decided to stay in Panama thinking they would be able to continue their exploration.
But shortly after closing their borders Panama announced that they wanted to keep everyone in the Province where they were to avoid the spread of the nasty virus. So, Bob and Shelly got stuck in Pedasi. Pedasi is a small town in the southern Azuero Peninsula. It has a population of about 2000 people. And it’s about 10-15 minutes from the town of Pedasi to a beach.
Listen to the replay of their conference call to learn about
* finding a rental
* what the people in Pedasi are like
* availability of groceries
* much more
Because Bob and Shelly don’t have internet access at their rental, they had some problems getting on the call in the beginning so I did some Q & A while we waited for them to get connected.
Enjoy the replay!
Yet another informative Q&A conference call. I enjoyed this as we now got Bob & Shelly’s initial first impressions of their visit to Panama traveling after their tour but now we got their extended impression as they’ve chosen to ride out the virus in Panama. It’s so reassuring the people of Panama have been friendly & helpful to them & they’ve not suffered any food shortages there. They sound upbeat & cheerful & all without having Internet in their rental home! Will be curious to see where they ultimately end up in Panama later on.