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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I don’t pretend to be a technology expert. In fact, quite often I’m the complete opposite. I was in no rush to go from the tired old flip phone to a Blackberry and was even slower getting to the Smart Phone. I was eventually bitten by that pesky little modern tech bug, and I’m ready […]
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Hello everyone, Last night I received an email from a reader and friend, asking a question that would probably stump most people moving here from a foreign land. How much should you give at a birthday party? She and her family just recently settled down in Panama, and already, her daughter was invited to a […]
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Let me start this article by saying that I don’t mean to get all emotional on you again. You’re probably thinking, “First the dating, then the battling depression, now finding happiness? Chris, for cryin’ out loud, go seek therapy. Call your psychiatrist friend, Juha!” Fair enough, but I got the idea for this subject last […]
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Hey everybody, Awhile back, before he actually moved to Panama, an online buddy of mine (we need to get together for a beer soon, Todd) asked in an expat forum, how expats deal with depression. It wasn’t that he was depressed himself (he’s an ex-military guy and moves around a lot), but since he was […]
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Hey everybody, I’m working hard on the next PFR Location Report, but I wanted to take a short break from that to tell you all about my Metro train adventure. By now, you’ve probably heard all the hoopla. The Metro has been all that everyone’s talking about lately, and since it’s free for this inauguration […]
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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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Hi friends! Well, I asked (via Facebook) after my last Q and A, if people found these useful and it seems that most people do, so I’ll keep doing them, but maybe just spread them out a bit, so not every Monday. Whenever I round up a decent selection of questions and answers, I’ll put […]
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The question comes up often, “Should I pay to have everything shipped to Panama? Or should I just ditch it all and start over fresh?” In this article, I’ll try to help you answer that question as it was honestly one that drove us nuts when we started planning for our move to Panama. Marlene […]
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