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September 30, 2012
Life in Bocas Del Toro
LIFE IN BOCAS DEL TORO                                             Article and Photos by Linda Card In the past two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to travel to two of Panama’s most popular destinations....
panama seasons
September 30, 2012
Panama Seasons
SUMMER AND WINTER IN PANAMA It’s odd that the Panamanians think it’s winter in August. Isn’t it summer in August in the northern hemisphere, and winter in the southern...
September 27, 2012
100 Oranges for $4
One of the many things I like best about Panama is the fresh and very affordable produce.  It’s readily available year round.  Sometimes I buy at the grocery stores...
September 22, 2012
$10 Doctor Visit
A few weeks ago I woke up with a sore throat.  The next day we drove from our 4600 foot elevation to about 2500 feet and I got severe...
renting in panama
September 1, 2012
Renting in Panama
So you’ve decided to live in Panama for an extended time to see if it’s right for you. And you’re going to heed the universal advice given to expats...
July 24, 2012
July Panama Tour Recap
Today was the last “official” day of the July Retire in Panama Tour.  With our help, some attendees opened an offshore bank account.  Everyone attended the Tuesday Market.  The...
July 19, 2012
My First Hair Appointment in Panama
For years I have been going to the same lady to get my hair cut and highlighted.  She knew what to do and I didn’t have to worry about...
June 2, 2012
Life In Paradise
A few weeks ago I moved to a village in Central America. It’s completely surrounded by beautiful mountains. The air is clean and crisp, the temperatures are 70-75 degrees...
May 27, 2012
Cost of Living in Panama — Food Costs
One of the attractions of living in Panama is the low cost of living. Many retirees on a fixed income seek a place where they can live comfortably within...