Category Archives: expatriate

What Do You Want?

If you ask someone this question, the answers are usually fairly predictable – I want to be happy. I want good relationships. I want a good job. I want more money. I want all the things (whatever they are in … Continue reading

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Residency! (and a good lawyer)

It’s official, we are now legal residents of Panama! We went to Panama City last Wednesday, spent a bit of time at immigration, and left with our official residency cards. I wrote a post about our application process HERE, which we did … 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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Bloggers Unite in Pedasi!

Karen (on your right – or my left) was the first Panama blogger I found when I started blogging about a year ago. We have followed each other ever since, so what a great pleasure to meet in person! Connie … Continue reading

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Gringo Meeting

On a good note (after my previous rant 😀 ) 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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Move to Paradise

The word “paradise” causes a knee jerk reaction in us. We have seen too much of the hype from companies looking to sell you something – publications, books, expensive conferences, and relocation tours. When were in Las Olas there happened … Continue reading

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Travel to and from Western Panama

We’re in David, close to the Costa Rica border. We love it here but travel to the US is difficult. There has been talk about direct flights from David to the US for a long time. The airport is ready … Continue reading

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Look what’s parked down the street!    There is a jet car at the new service station in the neighborhood. Don Ray wrote a post in his blog (Chiriqui Chatter – click on the link above) if you want to check it out. Me? I’m … Continue reading

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More River Photos

These are some photos I took at the beginning of the week. I had to go back and visit the river after it settled down from a couple days of heavy rains. This day it was calm, and the water … Continue reading

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