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Panama > Living

Panama

5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Panama

Saturday August 23, 2014 (17:47:14)

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 ...

Panama > Health

Panama

What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Panama?

Wednesday August 20, 2014 (04:06:19)

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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Panama

Morning Time In Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui, Panama

Monday May 13, 2013 (23:37:57)

by Ric Falgout

I wake up to the songs of the small area of rain forest adjacent to my back yard. The tropical song birds are my 6:00 a.m. wake up call. No more do I hear the sounds of the city that I left behind in the U.S.A. Here life dances to the beat of a different drum.

My first task is to let our five English Springer Spaniels greet the morning. They hit our acre size yard at full speed and after taking care of their morning business they make a bee-line to the avocado tree to see if any have fallen during the night. It seems that my English Springer Spaniels have a taste for avocado, mango, and coconut.   more ...