Our current situation in Panama is interesting, familiar, and yet new and exciting. In the last six years of our life this will be the longest we have stayed continually, in one place (we’ll be outdoing that next year, but you’ll have to stay tuned for that story). Four and a half months voluntarily removed from face to face contact with everyone but a very small group of locals who do not speak much English. Thank goodness the location we are in is pretty bloody wonderful. Certainly not for everyone, but for those who don’t mind having to rely on themselves to solve most problems and don’t particularly like sharing a swimming pool, it is awesome.
As you can see from the top photo, it is hard not to feel a little spoiled here. We choose to have proper table top dining for all our meals. It allows one time to sit back, look around, and appreciate the experience you are living.
We have a collection of chores that require attending to, however some tasks are more entertaining than others
Life here is very good. We are just past the halfway point of our time here and looking forward to what the next couple of months holds for us. Our Spanish is improving nicely, though the guys here still laugh when we try to put a sentence together. We spend at least an hour a day working our way through the online program, Duolingo, to improve our Spanish language skills. The most learning comes from conversing with the people here though. They are very patient with us.
Hi Peter, I love your idea of traveling thre world. Any suggestions for me to do a similar idea? Would like to know where you have been and how you got to house sit to get the real experiences! Thanks, Wil
I’ll message you
I too have often considered how one would get involved in house sitting abroad. Any info you have is much appreciated. Thanks, Jane
I would certainly suggest taking a look back over our blog posts as I try to talk about house sitting frequently. We use a number of house sitting sites but get a lot of sits from Trustedhousesitters.com Many countries have sites specific to them, Australia and Canada are two we have had success with. I can’t comment on Europe yet as we simply have not got there yet. Stay tuned however.
looks so beautiful – island or shipwreck just of the jetty?