So this is one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had in Panama since I got here & I’ve had stress in Panama since I got here so this is saying a lot.

Here’s what’s happened:

  1. The water has been off for 3 straight days in a row with short breaks during the 24 hour period.
  2. I’ve been living 2 doors away from a house that’s doing construction & now they are using the saw so I get even worse sleep than I was getting before.
  3. I got hit by a bus (the Diablo buses) the other night in Panama city. Thank gawd he just tapped me, but I think I got whip lash. The lighting is terrible in Panama so that was part of the reason, the other part was he didn’t wait to make sure he could see me on the other side of the street when I crossed over (he was making a left) & I stopped briefly to try to adjust the cheaply made stroller thingy I have as it was scrapping the bottom on the road.

    Needless to say it scared the hell out of me.

  4. Last night the electricity went out 3 times & the first time it came back, Cableonda couldn’t reset the modem, so it took over an hour for me to get my Internet back.
  5. Today already the electricity has gone out again, so that’s 4 times within a 24 hour period.
  6. I was awoken by a dog barking. It took over an hour for the fucking dog to shut up. Since I was exhausted I couldn’t get it to shut up & it’s not one of the ones next door to me, so it’s harder to get them to shut up when they are further away.
  7. More & more dirt is coming into my house from the construction site. This is ruining what little items I have left since Panama has pretty much broken almost everything I own & spent a lot of money shipping here.

And if you are asking yourself why I haven’t left yet, well it’s money. I don’t have the money to leave otherwise I would have left a long time ago.

Last night I found out that The Bachelor is coming to Panama (or they did already) & the Bachelor said it was the BEST country in all of Central America which is a complete JOKE. The initial shots look wonderful, but do NOT reflect the true reality of Panama. In fact when I was in the city the other day when I got hit by the bus, it was raining & wouldn’t stop. I noticed that the water on the ground was filthy dirty, something I haven’t encountered before. Not that it was clean clean before, but never like this.

So Panama has become even dirtier than it was before & I’m not talking just the city, as Arraijan is like that too.

I came to this country to live in peace & it’s more stressful here than it was back home.

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