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March 27, 2013
Cost of Living in Boquete Panama
What does it cost to live in Boquete?  That’s the question I get asked most often.  And it’s the most important question you need the answer to before you...
March 19, 2013
My First Year as an Expat in Panama
Even though I’ve been coming to Panama and doing tours 5-6 times a year for more than two years, I didn’t move here full time until one year ago....
March 17, 2013
Cocoa and the Kuna Indians
My daughter went to Whole Foods in Dallas Texas today.   They were offering samples of Panama Cocoa and had a brochure describing how it was from the Kuna Indians...
medical tourism in panama
December 1, 2012
Go To Health
This is a recap of a friend’s experience with medical care (and costs) in Panama compared to what it would cost him in New Jersey. No healthcare insurance, so...
September 30, 2012
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. I live in David, so...
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...