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House Sitting in Panama City, Panama

House Sitting in Panama City, Panama

After almost six months of being trapped in Boquete, Panama I was definitely ready to move on. There were pretty limited travel options from Panama at the time and the idea of house sitting in Panama City had never occurred to me. It was a toss-up between Mexico and Ecuador. Ecuador wanted a $200 Covid-19 test to enter. Mexico wanted nothing. But I had never been to Ecuador before. Ecuador it was. When the hospital in David, Panama refused to…

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Surviving Quarantine in Boquete, Panama during Covid-19

Surviving Quarantine in Boquete, Panama during Covid-19

Never have I been in a place so long and seen so little! That was not my plan when agreeing to a three week house sit in Boquete, Panama. Surviving the quarantine in Panama for Covid-19 was about to be a new travel experience for me. After a quick 10 day stay to visit with friends in Costa Rica, it was time to head south to Panama. I spent my last two nights in Costa Rica staying in a dorm…

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House sitting in Africa – Nairobi, Kenya ?

House sitting in Africa – Nairobi, Kenya ?

Have you ever wondered what’s it like to house sit in Nairobi, Kenya? I know I had never even given it a thought before this opportunity came along. House sitting in Africa so far for me had been nothing but luxurious homes in South Africa. Would it be any different in Kenya? One, day, while sitting in my comfortable beachfront home in Cape Town, South Africa, I decided to check the latest offerings available on Trustedhouseitters.com. Listings in Africa on…

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House Sitting in South Africa Part 3

House Sitting in South Africa Part 3

 I can’t seriously believe we had committed ourselves to this sit for the next two weeks. Really, I have to sit and drink wine or beer in this chair and watch the sunset every night for the next 14 days? Damn life is good! House Sitting in South Africa Part 3 was proving to be a good decision. Our next sit was only an hours drive from the last one. We agreed to meet Mary there in the evening before she left to…

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Three weeks in wellies in Wales.

Three weeks in wellies in Wales.

After a couple of animal free days exploring the pubs of Galway, we boarded the early morning ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard in Wales. The boat was big and pretty luxurious but ever so empty, meaning plenty of space to spread out and take a nap. I hope Vanessa realises that that was about as close as she is ever going to get to me taking her on a cruise.   Our host, Suzanna, met us at the port in Fishguard, and after…

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