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I came back to Panama 18 years ago. After departing to the States to study and lived in 5 different countries of LatinAmerica I came back to settle in my birth country. It was not easy at first since you loose the track of your own country, your own community. Began my own business 15 years ago and today I am again part of this community. I travel a lot but with the idea that I will always be back in my Panama. When the plane lands and they say: WELCOME TO PANAMA..THE LOCAL TIME IS...I know that I am back where I belong.
No matter where you decide to live, the noisy Panama City, in the Beach Area, in the Highlands or in the Pacific or Caribbean Islands of this Country many of you will find in Panama that place where you will fill you belong.
This country as any other is not for everybody. The only way to find out is to come and visit us, live with us for sometime and then when you feel that magic sense of belonging...you will know that Panama is for you.
Date of Posting: 04 January 2014
Posted By: Caridad Y. Aguilar
Bien: Somoa salvadoreños, y hace unos días atrás estuvimos visitando la ciudad de Panamá. Les decimos con mucha certeza: hemos regresado a nuestro país pero con el firme entusiasmo de volver a Panamá. Nos ha encantado su ciudad. La tranquilidad que ahí se respira es de un alto valor. Se puede descansar, ir a donde se desee llegar, etc. Les felicitamos por tener excelentes lugares turísticos: algo que nos ha gustado y la próxima vez que lleguemos es completar la visita al Canal de Panamá. Por otro lado, es agradable ir a la parte antigua de Panamá y la combinación que hace juego con la capital panameña.
Gracias una vez más por permitirnos llegar y como les comentamos, esperamos volver el próximo año...! Primero Dios.
Les deseamos de todo corazón una Feliz Navidad, que el Niño Jesús, les bendiga eternamente. Y por supuesto, un feliz y venturoso como próspoero año nuevo 2014.
Desde El Salvador. Les apreciamos mucho...!
Date of Posting: 16 December 2013
Posted By: Manuel Pérez.
If you like warm weather and a slower pace of life then Panama is a perfect place for you.
I get tons of emails asking why I moved to Panama and what it’s like here.Pedasi, Azuero Peninsula, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
I say why not! Panama is affordable and gives me everything I need. There is so much life here! Amazing fishing, surfing, beautiful birds and flowers and the people are so nice. I am constantly greeted as I walk through my little town of Pedasi with “Buenas” (the local way to say hello).
The local people here are so willing to help out and seem to welcome the growing expat community.
A typical day for me: I wake to the sound of tropical birds and often have a nice breeze blowing. I open all the doors and windows and spend most of my time outside on the covered veranda. After sipping my Panamanian coffee, I take a walk to the ocean about 1/4 mile away. I am greeted by the almost empty shoreline…ahhh.
For lunch I stop in a local restaurant in Pedasi for the “Comida del dia” only $3 a plate! This consists of flavorfully stewed chicken with rice and beans..Delicious! Afternoons are sometimes spent working in the yard planting flowers or planting seeds. Right now I have bananas, papayas and plantains growing in my yard. I pick them each day and often make smoothies.
I love it when the vegetable truck drives by and I can buy fresh fruit and veggies for very little. I also love going in to town on Friday nights to see the local “Expat” band and meet friends. Did I mention the Friday afternoon Spanish class followed by a yoga session? Not to mention the $40 deep tissue massage. WOW I am living in Paradise! For far less that I lived in the US.
Every year there are tons of festivals and events in Pedasi as well as an amazing Carnival celebration. But regardless of where you settle in Panama, you will always find tons of expats and awesome weather that’s for sure..Why not live the dream?
I love Living in Pedasi, Panama and look forward to our growing gated condominium community here at Pedasi Palms.

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Date of Posting: 01 November 2013
Posted By: Alan Stone
As you meander through the village of Boquete you would have to be blind not to notice the beautiful Latin faces. Handsome men and boys; beautiful women and girls, precious babies coming and going up and down the streets each day. The Indian women in their brightly colored dresses; children in school uniforms; teenagers wearing the fashionable logos and labels they love. Even the poorest people are very clean, (unless they are working or just running errands while working.) You can buy beautiful native style clothing herein a store in Boquete Panama. – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living

Many businesses require a uniform for the staff; banks and department stores alike. It is common to see women in very tall, elegant high heels even on the uneven side walks of Boquete. It is a joy to see that most families delight in dressing their babies and children up when they come to town.

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Date of Posting: 01 November 2013
Posted By: Linda Jensen
Our first day in Panama City we walked and enjoyed meeting people. From the staff at the Hilton Garden Inn to people in cafes and stores, we were pleasantly treated and had no problems.

We arrived in December 9, 2012 and we rented a car on December 11th to drive to our planned destination, Boquete in Chiriqui Provence.

This picture is the Concierge giving Arne instructions on how to get out of the city.

We drove on a modern highway most of the way and in each place we stopped for refreshments or just to stretch our legs and to take the time to speak to people. They, in turn, were very friendly and nice to us. Our drive was pleasant and we enjoyed the scenery. When we missed the road to Boquete we drove on and turned to go visit Volcan first. Here we stayed in an old lodge. The staff were very nice and although the room was a bit dusty from recent remodeling it was okay.

Once more we drove off, this time looking for Boquete. Everyone that we got directions from did as good a job as possible. We finally found the highway and 45 minutes later we arrived in Boquete. We did not make reservations anywhere. We saw a sign for Dos Pinos Apartments and spent two weeks there. The manager was a very sweet lady. Her sister cleaned and her brother did odd jobs and maintenance. This place had beautiful grounds. We walked into town and took drives around town. We stopped for coffee in some of the places we knew were gringo hangouts. On Tuesdays we walked to the Tuesday Market. They have crafts, food, produce, art , jewelry and more there. People speak, introduce themselves and it is lively place to enjoy for a couple of hours. Amigos is a popular bar and grill where most of the clients are expats. There is a photo of Arne enjoying a coconut-rum drink at Amigos. The customers are friendly there as well.Enjoying a coconut rum at Amigos in Boquete, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living

When we moved to the Boquete Valley of Flowers Condos
we had an opportunity to meet our neighbors. We are acquainted with everyone here. Our landlord has
been kind to us and invited us to meet their friends. We are often invited to go places with various people. One local
businessman stopped us one day as we walked to town and
gave us a ride. Then he gave a us a tour of his business, introduced us to his staff, to customers and anyone that came in the door. We have a friendly relationship with the British fellow at the laundry in town. We eat at Sugar and Spice so the wait staff there are very sweet and always full of smiles.

This is a diverse community. Visitors and locals, expats all seem to be more than willing to help you or to share their names and numbers. My advice is if you enjoy people you will meet people. Smiles are door openers, and so often people are looking forward to meeting someone new, too.

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Date of Posting: 01 November 2013
Posted By: Linda Jensen

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