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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...
July 7, 2011
“See” Panama Before You Get There
For a year before I visited Panama, I did extensive research.  Here are some things I suggest you do  if you’re thinking about moving to Panama. (1) Sign up...
Panama vs Costa Rica for Retirement
June 28, 2011
Panama vs. Costa Rica
Once I decided to relocate overseas, I spent several years researching and visiting potential countries.  I wanted to live in a place with great weather where I would not...