Panama

10 Tips for Being a Better Gringo

Foreigners living in Panama right now are living here at a sensitive time in Panama’s history. While Panama has for many years been known as a melting pot that is very open to foreigners, there is a growing anti-foreign backlash that is starting to take hold in certain segments of the population. For better or worse, […]

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Looking Back at My First Year in Panama

Today, February 27th, marks the one year anniversary of when my wife and I packed up our lives in Tampa, Florida, where I had lived for the last 7 years, and she had lived for the last 3, and moved to Panama. It was a huge life change, but each day I grow more and […]

Uber in Panama: My Honest Review

  UPDATE: Uber has launched UberX in Panama. You can find my review here. UPDATE 2 1/20/16:  Recently, Uber has both lowered the price of UberX, and raised the price of UberBlack (which is the service reviewed in this article.) UberX is now more than 50% cheaper than UberX. If you are interested in Uber, […]

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7 Ways to Meet Other Expats in Panama

One of the biggest challenges many expats face when moving overseas is loneliness. Uprooting from all of your friends and family is tough, and it can be hard to know where to begin to look for new friends, especially if you do not speak the local language. Luckily, if you are feeling this, you are […]

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Panamanians March for an End to Corruption

Authors Note: I know I am a few days late with this, but this is an issue that is only going to grow louder in Panama in the coming weeks and months, so I still wanted to write my article about this. Last Thursday, January 29th, thousands of Panamanians gathered together and marched down Via […]

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US Embassy to Host 2nd Annual American Fair on January 31st

The US Embassy will host its second annual American Fair on the Embassy grounds in Clayton, from 8am-12pm on Saturday, January 31st. The fair will host civic organizations, NGOs, volunteer organizations, religious organizations, and other English speaking organizations that serve the expat community. You do not need to be an American Citizen to attend the […]

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125 Spanish Words That Every Expat Should Know

Authors note: There are two other resources we have to assist you with learning Spanish. The first is our article 6 Ways to Learn Spanish for Free. The second is a Facebook group we have set up for those looking to learn Spanish (or native speakers willing to help us out with questions), which you […]