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Panama > Expat Experiences


Clyde and Terry Coles, Capira

Posted by: Carole on Saturday December 10, 2011 (14:07:38)


We are Clyde and Terry Coles from Corpus Christi, Texas.

Being a fire-fighter for 26 years was the best job in the world according to Clyde but it is not a job for an old man. At the age of 57 he decided it was time to leave the department but was still young enough to want some fun and adventure. I was happy to check out of the working world at age 51, but wasn't ready to sit in a rocking chair. We pulled off our cowboy boots and put on our salsa shoes to dance our way into a new life in Panama.

With the sky-rocketing costs of healthcare in the U.S., an ex-wife that was entitled to part of his retirement, and so many other expenses to eat up his pension, Clyde searched for a better way. He read a few articles about baby boomers retiring early and moving abroad and asked me what I thought. Sceptical at first but if the option was to keep working for another 15 years; I was willing to make a change. He looked into other countries like Belize, Costa Rica, and Equador before focusing in on Panama.    more ...

Panama > Expat Experiences


Jane Ellis, Panama City

Posted by: Jamie on Wednesday November 30, 2011 (17:25:54)

I am Panamajama, also known as Jane, mother of three young children. I fill my time by looking after my children, taking photos, doing my blog and studying to become a translator (French to English – NOT Spanish to English!)

We all moved across to Panama from Scotland last year as my husband is working on the project to expand the canal.    more ...