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Driving From Mexicali to San Felipe in Baja California: Why Is This Man Laughing?

Beach at San Felipe, Baja, MexicoTwo bodies of water surround most of the peninsula of Baja California.  On the eastern side is the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California), while the western side faces the more familiar Pacific Ocean.  These watery expanses merge at what looks like the large, natural arch you've seen pictures of at Baja’s southern tip, Cabo San Lucas, about 750 miles roughly south of the US-Mexican border.  At its widest, the peninsula measures about 85 miles from side...

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Are Americans Leaving Panama?

Presented with permission from Bob Adams, of Retirement Wave.


Are Americans leaving Panama?

From time to time, I have received messages from various RW Members over the last six years asking, "Why are expats leaving Panama?" or they ask, "Why are Americans leaving Panama?" Some get a little colorful and say that American retirees are "fleeing" Panama! The same thing happens once in awhile when I meet Members face-to-face here in Panama. I ask them, why do you ask? They...

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Panamá Canal Expansion and its Global Impact

M and L Transport at presentation of Panama Canal Expansion  – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingPanamá has always been on a global path, “pro mundi beneficio” (for the benefit of the world).
 
Since the 15th century, Panamá was the main route for gold from South America to Europe, mainly Spain.  This is one of the reasons why Panamá was always the center of attacks by the pirates at that time seeking wealth, and the city of Panamá was ultimately burned, leaving only the famous ruins of “Panamá la Vieja” (Old Panamá).  We also have other ruins of...

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