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  Dealing With Culture Shock In Panama - Some Advice For New Expats


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Panama is often described as a place where tropical beauty meets consumer paradise! The landscapes of this country are as diverse as its traditions and cuisines but the people are very tolerant and accepting. However, when moving to a new country, culture shock is inevitable so it is important that you prepare for some of the changes you can expect. Here are 10 things you need to prepare for:

1. Driving and Traffic

Everyone in Panama seems to embody the famous "juega vivo" attitude – where in the game of life, the only way to stay ahead is to push yourself to the front.   more ...

  Using The Healthcare System In Panama - A Short Guide For Expats


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Panama’s healthcare system can vary greatly depending on which part of the country you live in. The system is not perfect, but most expats have had positive experiences. The better quality facilities and medical staff are mainly located in the capital of Panama City. However other areas are also seeing improvements.

Private healthcare

Expats will be happy to know that Panama City houses many technologically advanced private hospitals, many of which are associated with reputed facilities in the United States.   more ...

  10 Websites Expats Need To Visit Before Moving To Panama


Articles - Panama

Panama has become a popular expat destination in recent years. The reasons for moving here are varied. Some relocate to Panama for business, while some simply want a change of lifestyle. The country also attracts many retirees looking to make the most of their retirement years. For those thinking of moving to Panama, here are 10 websites that may be helpful.

panama.usembassy.gov/living-working-in-panama   more ...

  5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Panama


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Food is a very important aspect of the culture in Panama. This country’s cuisine is a melting pot of Spanish, Native American, African and Caribbean food, and North Americans and Europeans tend to enjoy the mild flavor of many typical Panamanian delicacies. Some of the most common ingredients used for cooking in Panama include corn, maize, wheat flour, rice, yucca, plantains, beef, pork, seafood and chicken. Given below are 5 popular foods that you must try during your stay in Panama:

1. Empanada

An empanada is a baked (or sometimes fried) pastry that has been filled with meat, vegetables and cheese.   more ...

  What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Panama?


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Panama offers healthcare facilities of good quality, with modern hospitals in all metropolitan areas. Some of the medicals centers are the most advanced in Latin America. Moreover, the Panamanian health authorities often take immediate steps to control any health problems that seem to be on the rise. However, healthcare in Panama is quite different as compared to the US and the UK.

There are several health considerations to be taken into account for expats who are planning to move to Panama. In fact, it is a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider months before you are due to travel, to know about the recommended vaccinations for yourself and your family members.   more ...

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