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July 1, 2013
Moving to Panama – One of the Best Decisions I Made
The beauty of Panama caught my attention three years ago when I visited this country for the first time. Its picturesque highlands, beautiful beaches, great weather, and amazing culture...
March 30, 2013
Good Friday in Panama
Panamanians take their holidays seriously, especially religious holidays. No “adult beverages” can be bought at restaurants or stores. I went to PriceMart today only to find out it.. and...
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 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
Learn about the two seasons in Panama. You might be surprised to learn that winter is May to November and Summer is December to April. ...
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...