The Panama Adventure

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The Panama Adventure
Moving to Panama, The Story of Our Experiences
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  • Some Local Scenery 9 hours ago just another day in the life of a retired expat in Panama…. One of my longer bike routes takes me northwest of David through the countryside and up into the hills. It is so pretty! The other day I decided … Continue reading →
  • Scorpion? Again? 1 day ago We were told that scorpions tend to come in houses during the dry season because they are looking for water. We have found this to be true so far. We are now in the height of rainy season though and … Continue reading →
  • A Rant on The State of the Middle Class and Retirement 3 days ago I think it is common knowledge that many people are going to have a hard time affording a comfortable retirement, and we all know people who plan to work until they drop because they feel they have no other choice. Joel … Continue reading →
  • Raquel's Ark Wildlife Rescue 5 days ago The next stop in our day with friends was Raquel’s Ark in Volcan. Raquel has a number of interesting animals and birds which she cares for and clearly loves. Most are tame and enjoy visitors so it is a great … Continue reading →
  • Macho de Monte, revisted 5 days ago Macho de Monte is an amazing river canyon near Cuesta Piedra, a town between Conception and Volcan.  I met up with a bunch of Boquete expats near Dolega so we could drive to Volcan together, and I was thrilled when … Continue reading →

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  • The Top Ten Questions about Living in Panama Expat Blog Awards 2013 Answers to the Top Ten Questions everyone asks about living in Panama1.    What is the Cost of living?This topic gets the most traffic on my blog by far. For us, living here is about 1/3 of what it cost us in Florida. Rent / housing is a lot...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2013: Panama Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Panama!

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Nikki Menees
20:19 PM April 22, 2013

Would love it if you have time to really tell us the truth about living in Panama. I'm 64 and my partner is 62 and we're going to be working ourselves into an early death if we can't find an economical way to retire. Boquette sounds like the perfect place for us but we need to talk to real expats living there to be assured of getting the real story. If you wouldn't mind could you send some info about yourselves and how you came to move and live in Panama and if it is really possible for us. I subscribe to IL but all they want to do is sell you stuff. You don't know how wonderful it would make us feed to be able to talk to real expats living there. Thanks.

Les Simering
02:14 AM December 27, 2013

I too am thinking about escaping the day to day life in the States. I am retiring in 100 days and interested in relocating to Panama. I love to fish and explore. Would like to know a couple of things....how does uncle Sam take to sending SS checks to a foreign country??? Does he take any before it leaves his homeland? How difficult is it to obtain partial financing on a home....less than $40k. When you purchase a house do you get a deed to the property? Are boat and car purchases reasonable?

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