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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Good morning everyone, I hope wherever you are this day, you’re staying warm (and for those of you in Panama I hope you’re staying cool). Today’s post just had to happen. I hear every single day that people are tired of the hype all over the Internet about how perfect Panama is. Most of that […]
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Last week, Thursday afternoon to be exact, I got dropped off at the bus station, ready to take a bus to Penonomé, which I’ll be telling you more about in the upcoming PFR Location Report and Video. Because it was the middle of the week and the family needed the car, plus I wanted to […]
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I don’t even know how I notice these things. I just have a knack for discovering oddities. I was walking around downtown Panama City one morning when I noticed this plate at the front of a taxi. I was walking between it and another car, so I just barely saw it out of the corner […]
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I was driving through the neighborhood the other day, and it hit me how much things have changed in Panama City over the past few years. I remember visiting Panama back in 2001, when I first married my wife. It was my first time in this country. I remember thinking there’s no way I could […]
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I’m back in Panama City, and wow, this past weekend was an exhausting, but terrific one. Marlene (my wife) and I loaded up the kids, the bags, and the snacks and headed into the interior of the country. It was a mistake leaving at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday (the start of the Semana Santa). My […]
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There seem to be mixed emotions over whether or not it’s a good idea to banish the cultural mascots of Panama, the Dibalo Rojo buses. When I say cultural mascots, that’s exactly what they are. These old school buses that have been transformed into speedster taxis, are a standout symbol for Panama. Almost every tourist snaps pictures […]
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A couple of posts ago I wrote about getting a driver’s license in Panama, where I posted a ticket for my dysfunctional headlight at the bottom. Well, I’ve done it again. This time it’s a parking ticket. Geez, I don’t know what’s going on. I never got tickets back in the States. I’ll figure it […]
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In blog sites and in my email inbox, questions about driving legally in Panama come up all the time. So what’s the deal with driving in Panama? I’ll do my best to explain it here. I‘d put most people into one of the following three categories: A: You’re here living, but not working on legal […]
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I wasn’t planning to write a blog post today, but I pulled out into traffic this morning on Calle 50, one of the major throughways in Panama City, and looked up to see this gigantic bumper sticker on the back of one of the public transportation buses. Now, I don’t want anyone to think I’m vulgar or dodge my […]
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