When we arrived in David on 7/4 we had passed by the Portugal Circus. I had a mild interest in attending but not compelling enough at the time, especially with Dan having allergy issues.
Well the circus came to Boquete this week. It is a small affair, one ring only. People only, which was fine with me; I hate to see animals caged up.
I won’t say it was exciting but it was a pleasant 2 hours.
The single trapeze artist did everything while he swung with his head cradled in a little Stnd, upside down. No daring flying through the air but he did juggle rings on both legs and both wrists at the same time while he was upside down. He also juggled 3 balls very briefly while upside down as well.
I had as much fun talking to 4 new to the area expats as circus. They were two couples, one formerly from Florida, the other from Georgia. Expats make up about 10% of the population so you run into them quite a bit.
But back to the circus, it also had clowns (not in white face paint), 3 motorcycles racing around the inside of a ball at the same time (probably the only slightly tense moment), and other various acts.
At one point they had any young children who wanted to come up to the “Frozen” movie characters and get a hug. Lots of kiddos did this and seemed to really enjoy that. “Frozen” was the theme of most of the music. All of the music was prerecorded…of course in Spanish. (Did you ever consider that your/child’s/grandchild’s favorite Disney movie was in other languages? We hadn’t!)
Oh, and of course it was ALL in Spanish! The announcer had a wonderful deep voice but I could only catch a few words here and there since he spoke very rapidly. But you didn’t need to understand any Spanish to figure out what was happening.