Liz Larroquette
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The 5 Expats Types You’ll Find in Panama

Have you ever wondered exactly what type of person decides to live abroad? Maybe you already have some assumptions. It must take a young person, you think, wild and adventurous. Or maybe you assume we’re

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Could Moving to Panama Make You a Happier Person?

We go to some pretty far-out extremes to be happy. Some of us pour our money into expensive cars or clothes. Others dutifully deposit funds into the “vacay” jar, longing for the next opportunity to

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Shopping in Panama: A Survival Guide

The holidays are upon us, and for most of us that means it’s time to do some shopping. As an obliging mother of 2, I’ve spent many Christmas’ in Panama scouring the country, credit card and crayon-sprawled

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Staying Healthy in Panama (Even During the Holidays)

In Panama, it seems to me that some holiday traditions are charmingly novel to the expat, while others are more universal. For example, you will almost certainly find yourself humming along to a Spanish

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The Modern Day Cost of Living in Panama

It may strike you as odd that I felt it necessary to specify “modern day cost” in the title of this article. Truthfully, most of the “cost of living” articles I see these days are painfully outdated.

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6 Tips for Driving in Panama

Driving in Panama can be stressful, especially for those of us hailing from places like the Unites States and Canada. Being an Australian myself, I definitely experienced somewhat of a cultural shock upon

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Frequently Feared Questions, The Safest Place to Live, and Targeting Expats in Panama

When it comes to living, investing, and retiring abroad, no topic is more important than safety. You could have the most luxurious beachfront property in the world- if it’s not secure, no one will

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Are Expats in Panama Being Targeted?

As a foreigner living abroad, it’s virtually impossible to escape to the potential of being targeted, or at least standing out. As a light-skinned, light-haired Australian woman who refuses to ditch

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FFQ: Frequently Feared Questions about Panama

Recently, it has occurred to me that many of my clients’ frequently asked questions about Panama are driven by fear. Fear of the Unknown, fear of change, fear of risk-taking. While having a certain level

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The 4 Best Hospitals in Panama

Panama’s healthcare system has gained an international reputation for being one of the best in the world. Countless North American and Europeans are choosing to have medical procedures done in Panama

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How to Apply for Your Panama Visa

The procedure for applying for a Panama visa is the same whether you are applying for your Pensionado visa or your Friendly Nations visa. (As the former applicant, however, you must also provide proof

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