I wrote on the importance of getting your documents together and doing good research on what you will need in your new country in my post on Documents for Moving Abroad. But let me tell you about my own, recent bureaucratic nightmare in trying to re-confirm my Polish citizenship. Continue reading
If you’ve been following us over the last year, you know that we’ve been researching living abroad from just about every aspect. One of the things we’re very interested in is people, see Tim’s post Are People in Panama Friendly?
As part of this adventure we learned a ton about what to expect from folks, both local and expats. Since, Latin America is our destination, we can’t speak for other parts of the world, but we learned something very interesting for the countries we’re considering and that is that there are three types of expats.
So, one of the most important things for us to look at when we go somewhere is the friendliness of the people.
We’re happy to report that Panamanians and expats living among them are some of the friendliest people either of us have ever met. This makes Panama a great choice as a retirement destination. However, there are some things you should be aware of that might help you get along better with folks in Panama. Continue reading
OK, I admit it – I’m a beach bum.
I love, love, love beaches.
My favorite are the Caribbean Sea beaches. To me, the turquoise waters and the smell of the Sea are simply irresistible. Of course it doesn’t help that we are having record breaking cold temperatures here in the Midwest. It’s causing my mind to wonder to the amazing beaches of Isla Colon we visited just a couple short months ago. Continue reading
If you want straight reviews, take a look at TripAdvisor for Boquete.
No, I want to talk about restaurant options in Boquete from the perspective of someone who likes to eat and occasionally wants some variety. Continue reading
It’s hot and humid. It’s one of the wettest areas in Panama and there are LOTs of bugs. There is trash lying around all over the place. It is loud – there are cars, people, and parties everywhere.
The Caribbean culture is very much in-your-face and just a little bit intimidating.
And yet, I find myself seriously considering Bocas del Toro Panama as a retirement spot for us. Continue reading