Monthly Archives: February 2009

Carnival Time

Today and tomorrow will be big party days and Dolega will be the hub in Chiriquí. In the past I found that it took over an hour to get through Dolega driving from Boquete to David. Most businesses will be closed. The malls will be open.

I try to avoid Carnival. It is about the biggest drinking reason that comes to Panama and Panamanians typically don’t need much of an excuse to drink.

When I think of Carnival, I think of some of the exotic places in the world like Rio that have huge parades with many beautiful women. I think there is a big parade in Panama City.

Carnival in Chiriquí is booze and water to me. The water isn’t to drink, the object is to soak everyone. I hope someone with a waterproof camera gets some photos.

I understand that nine months from Carnival, Panama always has an increase in births. Good luck if you are in the celebration. Have fun and keep one hand on your billfold.

Chiriqui Chatter Site Is No Longer Sick

I am not sure if I can make this post or not. My Web Host has not solved my current problem. The Categories part of the WordPress DB seems to have become corrupted. I have had a trouble ticket in since about 2:00 PM yesterday. The Coppermine Photo Album DB is also broken. I will let them work on the problem. Until things are fixed, there will be no new posts.

The Status of the problem is posted in the Chiriqui Chatter Status Site.

UPDATE: 9:20 AM. I think I have been able to resolve all DB problems and the site appears to be back to up to its normal/abnormal status. Let me know if you find something not working.