Thursday, August 21, 2008
We're Legal. . .
. . .for the next three months. Then our visa will be renewed for one year. But we have our new carnets (i.d. cards) and are safe for now. Next week all the rules change again and extranjeros will be required to get a new carnet. I asked our lawyer if we were going to have to get a different card but he didn't think so. This is all such a pain. But now we can get driver's licenses which will be good for three months. I still say everyone should be able to live wherever they want on the planet.
At least it didn't take the taxi long to get us to Migración; there was hardly any traffic as the schools and government offices in the city of Panama are closed (except Migración, obviously) in honor of Irving Saladino and his Gold Medal. Tomorrow the schools and government offices in Colón will be closed; I don't know why they didn't close today except that I hear Señor Saladino is visiting Colón mañana. It's supposed to be a national holiday, so they should close down on the same day as the rest of us. I said, "well, some estadoünidense guy won eight gold medals, which means I can stay home for eight days" but nobody was buying it. So, Happy Irving Saladino Won The Gold Medal Day!
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