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Medellin and Panama Skyline at night

Panama vs. Medellin – Near Neighbours, Different Personalities

It’s not often I discover a place expats are considering as a possible retirement location which makes me pause and take a closer look. I’m fully aware of the pros and cons of most every location being

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What To Do With All That “Stuff”?

People collect “stuff”. Lots of stuff, so when it comes to relocating either for retirement or a job transfer, most ask me for advice as to whether they should move furniture or sell it all and start

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Moving Boxes

Are You Sure You Want To Move to Panama?

I meet a lot of people who are considering a move to Panama. People respond to my blogs, I lead tours for people considering a move and somehow people looking for help finding the right home here ferret

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The Glow of Good Health

The young woman standing in front of me was the picture of health. She was wearing a trendy Lululemon outfit that showed off her toned body and when she smiled a dazzling set of white teeth flashed. “I’m

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Colourful Panama sign

How Much Does It Really Take To Live In Panama?

I routinely get asked just how much it actually costs to live in Panama. Can we live on $1,700 a month? What about $7,000? The question is so broad you really can’t answer it appropriately without asking

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Cruise Panama Canal

Luxury Cruise Leads to Panama

“We like to cruise,” began the woman. “We take a nice cruise about every year so and at this point, we look for places we haven’t been. I know it sounds ridiculous but we settled this year on Miami

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Doctor with Stethoscope and sunset

Medical Tourism Is Both Personal and Profitable

When I began selling real estate in Panama about a decade ago, it was pretty much limited to finding the right condominium for North American retirees who wanted a lower cost-of-living but with the beauty

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Panama and Portugal flags

Portugal vs. Panama is Mostly Personal

It used to be relatively easy to compare the various spots that turned up on “Best Places To Retire” lists because many of the more highly rated were in Central and South America. Costa Rica, Mexico,

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Tap drop ocean

Water, Water, Not Exactly Everywhere!

Panama has a love hate relationship with water. We are the fifth largest country in the world in terms of rainfall and the Panama Canal is completely dependent on having adequate water to operate. We are

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Skyscrapers palm tree

Selecting Panama Over The US For a Job Transfer?

I take great pride in being able to answer most questions individuals have when considering a move to Panama. How to open a bank account? Is a Visa needed? Can we bring our dog? How do I get a driver’s

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clouds sky question marks

And, From The Mailbag…

Once again, I've decided to open up the mail bag and share some of the questions I receive from people wondering what living in Panama is like!Getting around Panama for the mobility challengedMy wife has

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