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 […]

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Immunity Revoked for Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli

In a move that was widely expected by most political observers, the Electoral Tribunal formally revoked immunity for former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Tuesday. His immunity, which was granted to him from his membership of the Central American parliament, was revoked in response to a request from Panama’s Supreme Court. This allows for Martinelli […]

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Enjoying the Movies in Panama City

UPDATED 5/2: with review of Cinemark Multiplaza Premier Theaters and information on the new Cinepolis VIP at Soho Mall Across the world, you’ll find a lot of differences between cultures. But one thing we all seem to share in common is that we love going to the movies. This is just as true in Panama […]

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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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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British Embassy Celebrates UK-Panama Education Initiatives

  The British Embassy celebrated a successful visit by eight British colleges and universities to Panama by announcing two major initiatives to expand the educational ties between the United Kingdom in Panama. The event, which was hosted at the residence of the British Ambassador to Panama Dr. Ian Frank Collard, hosted almost 100 dignitaries including […]

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Dining Out On A Budget

If you’ve read my post “Cost of Living in Panama,” you’ll know that I think dining out is one area that can get expensive for ExPats quickly in Panama. This is because many ExPats take the easy route by avoiding cooking most meals, and eating at either trendy ExPat restaurants or fine dining establishments. While […]

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Earning a Living in Panama

It has been my experience that while Panama is a popular retirement destination for ExPats, most of us still need to earn a living while we live here. Before you read any further, and this may disappoint you, but this article doesn’t include any amazing secret tips or get rich quick schemes to help you […]