I missed you guys. Really, I did. I’ve been thinking a lot about Panama For Real and wishing I had more time to dive back into the pool of milky white virtual paper and Verdana font. The truth is, I’ve been incredibly busy putting food on the table. I’ve said before that Panama isn’t an […]
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I’ve been asked a few times recently about satisfaction among expats in Panama and what seems to drive people to pack up and leave. That’s a tough question to answer because each person has his or her own story. It might be the constant humidity, the slower pace of life, traffic (if they live in Panama […]
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Hey friends, This is not meant to slam Panamanians, at all. I could list way more than 15 things that are odd about the U.S. and its people. Remember, my wife is Panamanian, so I have her to answer to if I get out of line. That said, I’ve noticed a lot of strange things […]
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I’ve written a lot about supermarket shopping here in Panama, to include shopping tips and some of the differences you might find when shopping here. In this page, I just want to simply lay out the actual costs of groceries in Panama City. Now, keep in mind that prices change all the time and you […]
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Hey guys, Good morning. It’s the week of Thanksgiving and while the stores here in Panama are preparing for Black Friday (Panama started participating last year) I’m going through this week’s emails and preparing to answer your questions. We’ve got some great questions this time around too. I invite you guys to keep the questions […]
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Hey friends, This is going to be a super short post. Remember, I talk about the good and the bad, so not everything on this blog is rosy. Now, that said, I swear if I’m asked in the supermarket one more time if I have a penny, I might lose it. Okay, not really. It […]
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Hey everybody, First, I just want to apologize for not writing in such a long time. It’s been almost a month since my last post. I’ve just been swamped with side jobs and all kinds of little things going on. I’m working hard on my second book, plus my author website at www.cmichaelpowers.com, a new […]
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Hey everybody, I just got back from the grocery store (with 4 kids I’m there daily), and while walking up and down the aisles, I realized there’s still a lot of supermarket taboos I haven’t clued you in on. So in this installment I’m going to talk about some things that don’t necessarily fit in […]
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I dread going to the deli or meat counter pretty much every time I make a trip to the supermarket. I think that’s why, for the first two years that I lived here, I only bought meat at Pricesmart, where everything is pre-packaged and ready to go. First, there’s always a line at the deli […]
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I’m getting a great response from these supermarket tips articles. I really do appreciate everyone who has commented and emailed me directly. This installment will cover drinks, everything from juices to coffee to milk to alcoholic beverages. If you can drink it, I’ll try to mention it. I’ll start with leche or milk. Tetrapak Milk La Chiricana – […]
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