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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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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Living right next to the Villa Lucre exit of the Corredor Norte, which is a major toll highway here in the city, is one of the greatest things about living in my area, although an expensive temptation. I use the highway five times a week to take my wife to her work located on the Amador […]
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First, I just want to apologize to any readers who have been trying to keep up with my blog. While I still consider myself a stay at home gringo, I have been taking a few freelance jobs on the side, some of which have taken up a lot of my time lately. It’s hard to write about […]
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