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My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
We quite enjoy your blog about living in Panama, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.
Thanks and glad you enjoy the blog. I emailed you so you can get the doc to me.
Hello Kris i am thinking to move to sortova chiriqui and open a restaurant and i do like some information from you if you dont mind i am leaving in mozambique and do like to move to panama what do you think you like to be there
waiting for response
regards and all the best
Hi Isabel and thanks for your comment. I cannot say however if you will like Panama, and the area you mention is very Panamanian with few expats. As for a restaurant, many started by expats open and fail. It is not easy, and there are also many rules and laws that you must follow for yourself, employees, and your business. Be sure you check out the area in person and do your homework carefully.
Hey I’m Tammy, Editor, with VivaTropical.com. We publish a lifestyle magazine for expats and investors.
We’re big fans of your blog, blog.thepanamaadventure.com and will include it as the top resource listing for your town in our soon to be published ebook; Top 55 Places to Live and Invest Abroad.
Your site will be listed as a top resource for those reading our ebook with a direct link to your home page because we see your blog as valuable resource to our readers. Now doesn’t that sound like a great (and free, no hassle-to-you) way to gain new readership to your blog?
I know you are probably bombarded with link requests, but take a moment and consider adding our ebook to your resources page. Would you be willing to share this resource with your readers?
Thanks so much 🙂
I’ll take a look at your site as soon as I have a bit of time.
Kris, may I please copy your copyright information and add it to my own (just begun) blog?
PS: this is Wendy Kamdin, posting from my blog instead of via Facebook, hence the apparent change of name, though you might remember the photograph.
Yes, absolutely, feel free. I shouldn’t get in such a snit about copyrights, but I find it very annoying when someone uses my photo and doesn’t give me credit. So, at least now they can’t say they weren’t informed.
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I agree with you wholeheartedly. And thanks for the permission.
You’re welcome 🙂 I’m sure I got it from someplace else too
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Hi Kris, I really enjoy reading your blog. My husband and I will be visiting Panama in September 2016. We currently live in Hawaii. This is our first time visiting Panama and on a mission to explore possibilities of retiring in Panama. We have been looking forward to take this trip and we are intrigued by the lifestyle in Bouqute and David. We love to connect with you.
Thanks! Glad you enjoy the blog. Keep in touch about your travel plans and we’ll find a good time to get together.
It will be interesting to see what you think. Some other friends who have lives in Hawaii say Panama looks similar in many ways.
Thank you kindly for your response. Yes! Hawaii is very tropical and nature is similar to Panama . This is why we in love towards lifestyle in Panama without the hustle and bustle. We will be in touch once we arrive in Panama.
OK, sounds good
Kris, just wondering if you could recommend a hotel in David. We arrived 7th September planning to stay 3 days in David. Thanks:)
There are a lot of options here and I haven’t heard about any of them as places to avoid. http://thepanamaadventure.com/links.html#Hotels
I posted recently about an interesting place also https://blog.thepanamaadventure.com/2016/07/16/a-great-bb/
Google will probably bring up everything that is available in the area.
Thanks Kris! Will check it out.
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Hi Kris. We will be flying in into David tomorrow and hope to connect with you. We arriving in Panama City tonight at 9.20 pm. Staying in Panama one night our flight leave at noon to David. I know I would have to get a SIM card when we get into Panama City. So I would have a local phone number. Would you be kind enough to email me your contact so I can get in touch with you when we in David. My email address is email@example.com
My Hawaii cel no is 808 343-0708
Btw we have. Rental car reservation in David.
Look forwrd to meet. Much appreciated!
OK, check your email
Hi Kris, Find your website interesting and informative but I admit I have been too busy to go over it in depth. I am a 71-year-old retired American with a younger wife from Latvia. We spent seven years in Nigeria and now 18 months in the U.K. We will be flying into David Monday evening 14 November (next week) and be staying for eight nights at Little Italy B&B a little outside David. My spanish in virtually non-existant so far and my wife speaks a little. Hoping to get to know the area and the people as much as practical. Interested in the local population far more than expats, but getting to know both would probably be good. Would like to meet you if we can. The hotel will be picking us up at the airport around 7pm and we expect see about renting a car Tuesday. What to you think? Thanks and shalom, Chuck
Hi Chuck. Sure, we can get together. I’ll email you so we can work out the details.
Oops, your comment didn’t come with an email address attached. You can reach me at info@thePanamaAdventure.com. Happy travels!
Hello. My husband and I are close to retirement and we’ve discussed possibly renting for awhile in Panama so I really appreciate the information you have in your blog about living in Costa Rica!
We haven’t lived in Costa Rica, so any info I wrote was as a tourist. It’s a beautiful country but of course, research well before making any important decisions.