This is a post by some friends who moved to Boquete, and found it didn’t work for them as well as they had hoped. This expat life doesn’t work for everyone, and advice is to live here for at least 6-12 months before buying a house and putting down serious roots. After the honeymoon phase is over, are you going to be happy in this place that is very different, and sometimes exasperating in many ways? There are things to consider about living in Boquete also. It’s full of expats which can be good in some ways, but difficult in others. I think every gringo I know has had their feelings hurt by another expat, and many have suffered much worse experiences. It’s much better if you can make decisions with information on the difficulties as well as the benefits of your intended new home!
We have beautiful Boquete in the rearview. So why snake pictures? No particular reason, except it seemed odd that we were greeted by the fellow on top, a lovely coral snake on one of our first days in Boquete, and the fellow on the bottom, a fer de lance, on our very last evening there. The fer de lance is one of the most venomous & lethal pit vipers in the world, and this one was right outside our front door. Did we leave it alone? Oh boy, howdy.
This will be my last post from Panama as Mariah and I have decamped for Medellin Colombia.(visit soon at byallmeanstravel.com) I feel compelled to reflect on our (very short) stay in Boquete, and to share a few thoughts. I don’t wish to disparage the quaint, quiet, lush, and lazy little town we called home for almost a year in total, but…
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