Category Archives: Getting Things Done

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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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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Residency!

Yesterday we made a huge step towards residency – our temporary residency cards. They will serve as the real thing while everything is getting processed, which should take 2-6 months. I am so happy. I love this country so I … Continue reading

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New Tables

I have new, hand made, solid wood tables in my living room. One day when I was biking south of town, I noticed some guys out in front of a shop making wooden furniture. The waved and greeted me as … Continue reading

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Another Successful Border Hop

It was time to get the passports stamped, so we headed off for a visit to Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. We have enough travel plans these days and didn’t want to do anything major, so an overnight visit to this … Continue reading

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Crossing the Panama – Costa Rica border

It’s always a relief to make it home, especially when home is another country! There has been a lot of discussion among expats here in Panama about border crossings since the rules seem to be a bit different than they … Continue reading

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The Border Hop, or the Passport Shuffle

Before I tell the story, let me write a disclaimer. This is not advice, nor a reliable reporting of the laws. Do your own homework and learn for yourself what is required. This is only our experience, and our understanding … Continue reading

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What are these Fish?

We went to Pedregal to buy fish (read about it HERE) I also wanted to include some information about the various fish, so I’ve put it in this separate post here. If any of you have further information, opinions, corrections, … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Buy Fish!

OK, so that’s not the happiest fish since it’s sitting on my kitchen counter, but the people of the household are very happy. This was our second trip to Pedregal, a town on the water about 20 minutes south of … Continue reading

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Mold, a new challenge

We discovered some mold on an unused bit of luggage in the corner, put it out in the sun and didn’t think much more about it until yesterday. Yesterday, we discovered mold spots on some of the clothes in the … Continue reading

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