Panama for Beginners is a one-stop guide for information relevant to ExPats in Panama. Whether you are considering a move to Panama, currently live here, or are just looking to vacation, Panama for Beginners is your go to place for the things you need to know about Panama. The blog is broken up into three main sections: Before You Move, While You're Here, and When You Vacation. The blog is updated with new posts several times a week, so check back often to get the latest need to know information for ExPats in Panama.
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Panama City is a very interesting city geographically. It’s not a big city in terms of size. At 106 square miles, it’s smaller than my home town of Tampa, Florida. In that relatively small space, it’s got a lot of diversity. There are highly developed areas of massive skyscrapers, and only a few kilometers away, […]
Giving up one’s US citizenship is something that gets discussed from time to time in expat circles. It’s an idea talked about by a fair amount of expats, but followed through on by very few. Those expats give up their citizenship for several reasons: usually over taxes, but sometimes because they don’t like the current […]
Several months ago, I announced an initiative on this site called Expats Give Back, which aims to get expats in Panama more involved in helping the local community. My plan all along was to host periodic small dollar fundraisers (approximately once a quarter), where we could come together and raise money for local charities that […]