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Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

By Edgington, Boquete

Posted by: Scar on Monday December 12, 2016 (03:55:02)   (762 Reads)
By Edgington
Who are you?

By Edgington (short for Byron, but no one ever gets it right).   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Susanna Perkins, Las Tablas

Posted by: Scar on Monday November 14, 2016 (13:19:23)   (578 Reads)
Susanna Perkins
Who are you?

I'm Susanna Perkins. I'm a writer. Married, with 5 grown kids and 1 granddaughter. Interested in music, mysteries, language, and anthropology, and of course, travel. I have an undergraduate degree with a double major in English and Comparative Mythology. (I've never been content doing things the easy way.)   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Kris & Joel, David

Posted by: Scar on Saturday October 22, 2016 (21:32:19)   (474 Reads)
Kris & Joel
Who are you?

I'm Kris, wife of Joel, and we are retired and living in Panama. I was a nurse, and Joel did home repairs and remodeling by day, and played music by night. He retired from the day job and is thrilled to have all the time he wants to play music now.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Kris and Joel, Panama

Posted by: scar on Friday July 24, 2015 (09:42:18)   (1601 Reads)
Kris & Joel
Who are you?

I'm Kris, a retired nurse from the USA, married to Joel a retired home remodel and repair guy and musician, who still enjoys making music.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved in October 2012 from Florida to David, Panama. We were tired of working and couldn't afford to retire in the US, so we needed an alternative.   more ...

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Panama

Al McCullough, Panama

Posted by: scar on Sunday July 19, 2015 (09:20:57)   (8099 Reads)
Al McCullough
Who are you?

Hi there, I’m Al McCullough, also known as…the Panama Dude.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

My wife, Shelly, and I moved to Pedasi, Panama in August of 2014. We always had desk jobs back home in Canada, and neither of us were keen on spending any more time at work than necessary. So we quit our jobs, sold all our stuff, and moved to Panama to figure out what we want to be when we grow up.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Ross Richard Blankert, Boquete

Posted by: Carole on Monday August 25, 2014 (20:42:23)   (3915 Reads)
House and view from front yard
I am Ross Richard Blankert.

I and my spouse Janice flew to Panama with our suitcases and our cats May 2, 2012. We sold all our things before we left Washington state including my Model A Ford. The big challenge was to get our cats out of quarantine and through the expensive process of getting them into the country. Then people do not wish to rent to you if you have pets. A dog is really a no no. I had a friend to pick me up in Panama City.

They actually want to rent their rent house to us but we stayed for a month or two and decided against living anywhere near Panama City.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Olivia Ohlen, Punta Paitilla (Panama City)

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday June 12, 2012 (07:47:40)   (4437 Reads)
Olivia Ohlen
Who are you?

My name is Olivia Ohlen also known as “The Positive Expat”.
I have always been an expat and a nomad, having studied, set up "homes", raised children, and developed a career in several countries since age 14. Originally from New Caledonia (French), my family moved to Australia and from there my need for a nomadic lifestyle has taken me to the U.S.A, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, France, Madagascar, Canada and today Panama.

My husband and I are involved in the Mining Industry and we work on projects throughout the world. The construction of a copper mine in the centre of the Isthmus has brought us to Panama for a period of at least 4 years.

My vocation is counselling and coaching individuals from all walks of life, countries, age groups, religions and cultures. I LOVE working with local communities and expatriates who come together for a common purpose   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Stephanie Angulo, Churuquita Grande

Posted by: Carole on Sunday December 11, 2011 (14:52:23)   (4112 Reads)
Stephanie Angulo
I am MeanderingMiss of the Xpat Escape blog and Twitter. Some of my favorite things are photography, travel, writing, and cooking. Recently opening a Mexican Restaurant in La Chorrera, Panama generally occupies the rest of my free time!

We moved to Churuquita Grande, Panama from Austin, Texas in January 2011 because we wanted to live in a tropical climate and still have spare funds to invest in bettering our new community.
What challenges did you face during the move?
Since we decided to move via airplane, we didn’t have any furniture to worry about. The biggest challenges were picking which items we really wanted to take in our allotted suitcases without going over the weight limit and getting our dog, Tuaca, safely to Panama.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Panama

Panama

Clyde and Terry Coles, Capira

Posted by: Carole on Saturday December 10, 2011 (10:07:38)   (7439 Reads)
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 ...

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Panama

Jane Ellis, Panama City

Posted by: Jamie on Wednesday November 30, 2011 (13:25:54)   (2896 Reads)
Jane
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 ...