Category Archives: Panama

A Day in Boquete

You’re retired. What do you DO all day??  Ha! I always laugh when I see this question. I don’t know how I had time to work. Maintaining a house, cleaning, cooking, errands, etc. take a certain amount oof time but … Continue reading

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The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

You move to another country. You retire. We’ve all had the question “what will you DO all day??” If you don’t have a lot of interests and hobbies outside of work, this can be a consideration no matter where you … Continue reading

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Band Gig at the US Ambassador’s Residence

Do you wonder where our US ambassador lives? This week we found out! (We don’t have an ambassador at the moment, but Roxanne Cabral is Chargé d’Affaires, or the boss, since the last ambassador resigned ) Some embassy employees heard … Continue reading

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Living in Panama – The Ultimate Guide for Expats (2019 Edition)

This is an excellent website from the folks at Panama Relocation Tours. It covers probably any topic you need to research and does it in a very realistic and truthful way. If you are considering Panama you need to check … Continue reading

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More on Panama Real Estate

Joel is very good at internet research. He found a few things I’d like to share. The first was written in January, 2011 but it’s still very useful and detailed information about buying real estate in Panama, the pros and … Continue reading

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There are earthquakes in Panama. We have felt quite a few. Panama is in the “ring of fire” known for volcanos and earthquakes. A few days ago we had a fairly big one, 6.1, on the Panama – Costa Rica … Continue reading

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Your House in Panama – Rent? Buy? Build?

I see it all the time in the expat forums – “we are exploring Panama and need recommendations on where to look for a house/property to buy”. Answers are usually – rent first for 6-12 months, I am selling a … Continue reading

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Expat Article #5

My friend By has been writing a series of articles on being an expat that cover the points he has found most important or challenging in his experience. View at In this one he offers a few points of … Continue reading

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Panama is a Very Positive Place

According to a recent Gallup State of Emotions poll, Panama and Paraguay are the most positive countries. The poll did 151,000 interviews in 140 countries and asked these questions to determine the level of positive and negative emotions experienced … Continue reading

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Panama Cost of Living Article

Since we are on the subject of money, I wanted to share this excellent article that a Joel found today. There is a lot of excellent information here. However, two corrections. If you arrive as a tourist from the … Continue reading

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