Panama’s Fascinating and Crazy Political Day: Explained

7/2 Update at Bottom On a day that started with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela facing the real possibility of seeing his legislative agenda in tatters, his ruling alliance broken apart, and facing a legitimate possibility of impeachment, the President battled back and delivered a stunning turnaround as a fractured legislature elected PRD Deputy Rubén […]

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Accelerating My Spanish at Casco Antiguo Spanish School

One of the things I set out to do when starting this blog was to in part document my own experience with learning Spanish, as well as providing advice and articles to help others who have moved to Panama and are trying to learn the language. For my first year-plus here, I was using only […]

Diaper Drive for Hospital del Niño to Take Place on Saturday, April 25th at Panama City Supermarkets

Volunteers from several Panama City Kiwanis Clubs will be collecting donations of children’s diapers outside several of Panama’s Panama City Riba Smiths, El Reys, and Super 99s in Panama City on Saturday, April 25th from 9am-4pm to donate to the Hospital del Niño. Volunteers will have carts outside of the supermarkets to collect new, unopened […]


How Mail Works in Panama

How to receive mail in Panama is one of the most frequent questions I see asked on expat forums, and one of the hardest concepts for many US expats (and our stateside relatives) to grasp. Panama does not have traditional street addresses (very few places have a street number, and there are no postal codes), […]