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The Top 5 Visas Expats Use to Move to Panama

One of the topics I get asked to write about a lot is the different visas that foreigners can use to move to Panama. I’ve been hesitant to do this in the past, as I am not a lawyer, and not 100% versed in the law. However I believe it will be a good addition to […]

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Voting From Abroad As An American

Disclaimer: This guide is provided for information purposes only, and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, all information should be verified with your local election officials before being accepted as fact. With the November 4th elections coming around, this article is long overdue. However, if you have not yet requested your overseas […]

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10 Great Restaurants in Panama City

Earlier this week, I wrote my guide to “Dining Out on a Budget.” There are plenty of places you can eat in Panama where the cost of your meal will be only a few dollars. However, even those of us who are watching our budgets like to dine out at nice restaurants every now and […]

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Safety in Panama

There are few topics more hotly debated in ExPat forums that the issue of how safe Panama is for ExPats. It is an issue a wide range of opinions on, particularly when it comes to a discussion of crime in Panama. When these discussions happen, I tend to side with those who believe that Panama […]

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6 Ways to Learn Spanish for Free

Author’s Note: This blog specifically addresses living in Panama, but the same advice contained here can apply to any ExPat moving to any Spanish speaking country in the world.  UPDATE 12/27: I have created a Spanish Study Group for expats on Facebook so we can all support each other as we are learning. Feel free […]

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Vacation Guide: Things to Do in Panama City

This is the first entry in a new part of the blog dealing with vacationing in Panama. Whether you live here, or are coming for a visit, Panama offers a lot of amazing diversity in things to do and places to see. My wife, who grew up in Panama, has not even been to most […]

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Getting Around in Panama City

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, one of the main ways that my wife and I were able to save money when moving to Panama was to go from owning two cars to owning none. Many ExPats that live in Panama City end up doing the same, either for cost, or because driving in Panama can […]

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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 […]