Category Archives: Panama

Seven Years

Thursday, 7 years ago, I arrived in Panama with my suitcase and my laptop. Friday, I arrived in David to start my new life here. So, I thought I should at least write a few words. By now, it’s normal … Continue reading

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October, Rain, and Downtime

October is said to be the rainiest month, and this October is not disappointing us. It has rained almost every afternoon, sometimes a little, and sometimes a lot! Everything is green and evenings have been cool and gorgeous. Some complain … Continue reading

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Books and Music

When you are retired, what will you DO all day?? This has not been a problem for me. Since the routine things have become so routine, maybe I’ll start talking more about what keeps my interest during my days. I … Continue reading

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Rainy Season

Luck is when you go shopping, return home, and unload the car just before the tropical rainstorm hits. We saw it had rained some in spots and we could see the rain in the distance so we figured it was … Continue reading

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Life is a Video Game

and here are the cheat codes…. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/life-is-a-video-game-here-are-the-cheat-codes I’ve been saving this article to share because I thought it was cool and had some good ideas. It is written by Mark Manson, author of Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. … Continue reading

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Daily Life

What do you say when you aren’t doing anything interesting? It’s easy to forget that daily life is interesting to other people who wonder what it’s like to live here. It’s rainy season but we had a dry spell for … Continue reading

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Must See Webinars about Residency Visas in Panama

We love our attorney. He guided us expertly through the whole residency process, and has done the same for many other expats who also love him. All attorneys are not equal, and it’s critical that you have a good one … Continue reading

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Buying Produce in Panama

We are fortunate to live in Chiriqui. Not only is it really beautiful, but most of the produce for the country is grown in the highlands above us. There are produce markets all over town, and you can often find … Continue reading

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A Nightmare, Lost Passport

I had a nightmare last week. My purse was lost. I couldn’t find it anywhere, and it contained my wallet with my passport and all my ID cards. I was thankful to wake up and put my hands on my … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Old Life in the USA

I was raised in the USA and lived there my whole life. I’m sure that describes a lot of you too. I’d barely been out of the country and I believed what we were taught, that the USA is the … Continue reading

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