Category Archives: expat

Rich? Poor? Perceptions of Money

We are very rich in the things that matter – family, friends, happiness, a good life, and having what we need. But, this post is about money. We are in an interesting situation here. We are from the USA but … Continue reading

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Traveling Back to the USA

We’ve been here over two years now, and it’s interesting the different thoughts that come to mind when I return to the USA. It’s the same trip back to the same country, but different things seem to strike me as … Continue reading

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Traveling to the U.S.

We have returned to the U.S. to visit my daughters. The first part of this trip is the travel to Panama City. There are some options for accomplishing this. COPA is just about to start flights from Tocumen (the international … Continue reading

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A Visit to Coronado

Our first stop in our current travels has been Coronado. This is a well known beach front community with many expats, located about an hour southwest of Panama City. I can see why expats would want to live here. It … Continue reading

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Bloggers Fun Day Out in Boquete!

Our friends Connie (Our Third Life – Pedasi)  and Mikkel from Pedasi came to David to do a few things, and figured while they were here they would go to the Tuesday market in Boquete. Since Holly (Let the Adventure … Continue reading

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Gringo Meeting

On a good note (after my previous rant :D ) First, the water is back on. It’s really muddy so they must have been fixing something, but it should clear in a while. As much as it’s been raining it … Continue reading

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The Price of Living in Panama

My friends are writing a lot of posts that interest me lately! Today was The Price of Living in Boquete. My friend who lives in Boquete has seen two relocation tours come through town, and overheard what the people were … Continue reading

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Back in the Neighborhood

It’s hard to believe we’ve been back for almost two weeks now. We’ve come back to our quiet life so there isn’t much to report since our return. We’ve been resting up, working in the yard, doing daily things, spending … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh The instructions are:   Fresh. The definition for fresh has a bit of a fork in it – it’s a state (new, recent, previously unknown) and it’s a taste or sensation (cool, sweet, invigorating, refreshing).  I’m going to let … Continue reading

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How did we ever have time to work?

Before we moved, people asked us – “When you are retired, what are you going to DO all day??”  Ha! Not a problem. We find plenty to do, and most of it is more fun than working. Wednesday we went … Continue reading

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