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Ray Miller

Ray Miller


About Me
Our first visit to Panama was in 2011 for 16 days. Our second was from Nov. 1, 2012 thru Feb. 15, 2013, to the Boquete area.. And we returned to Boquete June 12th, 2013 in retirement full time.

We were born and raised in Oregon, living in Salem for over 50 years. We operated a custom window covering business (draperies, valances, shades, blinds, etc.) for 42 years.

We have been researching locations for retirement for several years prior to our first trip to Panama in 2011. We have been to England to visit friends, a dozen or more Canadian cities, Mexico, several Caribbean locations, Hawaii, and New Zealand.
Where I’m From
Salem, OR, USA
Where I Live Now
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
Areas of Contribution
Bahamas
Canada
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
England
Mexico
New Zealand
Panama
United States

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Bajareque in Panama refers to a mountain mist or drizzle…(similar to the Oregon ones) but a much finer mist which 'floats in the air' as it drops to the ground and when combined with the bright sunshine and the right angle you will see the most brilliant ra... Read More
 In January 2013, Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete. The cache represents the earliest materia... Read More
The first human settlements in Boquete were found between the years 300 AD and 600 AD. Many petroglyphs in Caldera indicate human presence before the conquest. Those petroglyphs could have been used, among others things, as route maps or signs for travelers. During... Read More
The Flower and Coffee International Fair in Boquete is one of the most important in the region. The town of about 25,000, plays host to an expected 130,000 visitors during the 10 day run, which estimates about $2 million dollars to the economy. The floral offerings c... Read More

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