Liz Larroquette
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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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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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The Trump Effect On Panama

I believed the polls and went to bed before they starting calling swing states for Donald Trump in the US Presidential election so I woke up to a world I had never considered. I had thought Wednesday,

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Is Ecuador All You Really Need?

I knew exactly when the Ecuadorean Ministry of Tourism’s global campaign hit the North American market, because my phone started ringing. I could almost hear their catchy rendition of the Beatles’

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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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Does It Just Seem As Though We Are Standing Still?

There are some days when I think I’ll never be able to put the phone down. It’s always fun having inquiries from all over the world, but the time differences sometimes make it difficult to put the

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Sports As a Way Of Reflection

It’s always impossible for me to pick a favorite place in Panama because you can find just about anything within a days’ drive. Some of the world’s best surfing, crystal blue water lapping on a white-sand

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What Panama Is Doing Right

“It’s not that I don’t believe you,” the man sitting across the table from me said, “it’s just that I don’t understand why you think Panama is so much better than say Costa Rica or Uruguay.

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Is Panama Really A Low Cost Lifestyle?

The other day I ran across an article in The Street, which is an American financial news service founded by the over-the-top television personality, Jim Cramer. It listed Panama as the best place for expats

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Liz Larroquette

Remodel or Move?

Baby Boomers are now between 52 and 70 years of age. Still pretty healthy and active for the most part, but every day it seems I get inquiries from people considering remodeling their current home or buying

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Should You Be Working Just For Health Insurance?

“I never expected to leave the work force in my early 60s” the woman told me. “I had been with the same company for about 30 years but when my employer merged with another company there was a lot

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