More freedom in Panama as a foreigner than in the U.S as a citizen? Sure feels that way.

Written by a talented young writer in Coronado, Panama. I have a lot of the same feelings but she explains it better.

More freedom in Panama as a foreigner than in the U.S as a citizen? Sure feels that way..

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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19 Responses to More freedom in Panama as a foreigner than in the U.S as a citizen? Sure feels that way.

  1. Shelbi says:

    Hi kris,
    I read the post More freedom in Panama. It is so true also here in Canada. Too many restrictions.
    Jim and I can’t wait to come back and visit in August and hopefully see you and Joel again. We are so looking toward our move to Panama in 2016. We already have a count down calendar.

    Shelbi

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  2. 4sarge says:

    Reblogged this on 4sarge and commented:
    Freedom to express Individuality and to Succeed or Fail on one’s Own Merits without Forced Government Over Regulation or a Fixed Playing Field – Right On

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  3. There are many trade-offs in living abroad. Life is more challenging and real. Although, the bureaucracy can be overwhelming without a true sense of the language and the customs, it is nothing compared to the states. We built two houses without any permits. We are free to pursue our passions and our interests without many rules and regulations. Nice article, Kris.

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  4. John & Susan says:

    Very smart young lady. Well written. She’s going places for sure.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Loca Gringa says:

    Thanx for sharing this! Here too in Dominican Republic we have the freedom that is lacked in Canada. For example … buy a lot … build a shack … what’s a building permit? Can’t imagine the poor here having to shell out for that.

    I liken it to being the wild west in Dominican Republic. Freedom to choose and jajaja outlaws to take it away from you 😀 Will I ever go back … sure as hell hope not.

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    • You knew what she’s talking about too.
      Go back? Nooooo! Please no.

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      • Loca Gringa says:

        Oh yea! But this freedom does come with a hefty pricetag of a lot of “unrulyness” Not all are responsible with it that’s a big for sure. I’ve never seen so many amputees as I have in this country! Lots and lots of accidents!

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        • Really? What happens? Work related accidents? I hardly ever see amputees here. I know there are amputees and I know someone who works with them. But, I also see a lot of safety precautions on work sites.

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          • Loca Gringa says:

            MVA’s, motorcycles and work. Lot’s of drinking and driving and youngens hot dogging it!

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            • Ahh, that’s unfortunate 😦

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              • Loca Gringa says:

                I was in therapy at the rehab clinic for 8 months. I was virtually sick to heart the entire time.

                I’ve seen some really weird stuff here. One man whose right leg was swollen/inflamed but permanently from the knee down looked like a tree trunk. He had a makeshift leather moccasin. An incurable disease from a mosquito bite causes this.

                I’ve seen a leper in the capital city.

                Disease too is the cause of a lot of disabilities.

                But mostly motorcycles.

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                • I’m sure you’ve seen stuff we don’t see in the US. Motorcycles though, yes, as a nurse I’ve seen so many tragic accidents. Add alcohol and macho showing off, and I can imagine 😦

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    • Thanks! That’s an excellent article, and very fitting. I used to ride the city bus in NY alone when I was 6. No one would dream of allowing such a thing now. That playground looks fantastic. I can imagine how much fun that would be for a kid.

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