Don't get me wrong -- there's more that do I like about Panama than not, and living here has been good for us. But once in a while the differences just rub me the wrong way. So, in the interests of full disclosure, a balanced look at the country, etc., etc., I thought I'd share some of my pet … [Read more...] about 10 Things I Hate About Panama
Often I'm asked questions like, "I'm bringing my dog/cat with me when I move to Panama. Is there a decent veterinarian in Las Tablas?" We moved to Las Tablas, Panama with our three dogs in the spring of 2012. Before leaving the US, they were loaded up with innoculations, exams, the whole nine … [Read more...] about Excellent Small Animal Veterinarian in Las Tablas, Panama
One recent Sunday morning, my husband and I drove from our home in Las Tablas to the city of Penome, Panama to take a look around. Penonome is located about a two-hour drive west of Panama City. It's in Cocle Province and sits right on the Pan-American highway. The highway takes a big turn … [Read more...] about A Day in Penonome, Panama [video]
One of the questions I'm seeing most often these days has to do with finding a place to live in Panama -- specifically in Las Tablas. We've had the pleasure of meeting several couples recently who are thinking of moving to Las Tablas, but finding a place to live here seems like a daunting … [Read more...] about Readers Ask: How do you find a Rental Home in Las Tablas, Panama?
Recently I received an email that asked: "It looks like there are some new gated communities but we can't find any info on them other than some YouTube videos with very little information. Are there any websites with sales listings?" Good luck with that! I guess it doesn't matter how often I … [Read more...] about Las Tablas, Panama: Looking for a Gated Community?
Here's another selection from the archives. Enjoy! I became a Panama expat one year ago. On March 13, 2012, I landed -- along with my mini-mountain of luggage -- at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. My first few days here were pretty stressful. I'd flown down by myself to find … [Read more...] about My First Year as a Panama Expat