Panamá, one the smallest countries in the American continent, with just 3.5 million inhabitants nationwide, is one of the greatest countries in terms of importance, history and tradition.
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These places would seem to the native inhabitants to be neglected lands of unruly bushes and trees with views that were pretty, but where one did not linger while on one’s way to somewhere else. But to Mike Cobb, thes... Read more
“Bless me, Father. It has been ten years since my last confession. Leastwise, that was when I committed the ‘sin’ of my exodus from Philadelphia, PA to the Promised Land of Belize. You see, Father, t... Read more
I titled this "My Part Time Life in Volcan" because unfortunately I can only live part of the year in Panama. I'm still in my working years in the US and I still haven't figured out how to totally... Read more
Some things in life we earn, and others, we don’t.
We use many names to describe the things that happen to us that we don’t earn, including “fate,” “destiny,” “God’s will”, “luck,” and... Read more
What does it take to build a house in Panama?
This is what I was able to get done in the last 12 months:
Paint on the exterior walls.
Interior walls erected on the second fl... Read more
Lest you be skeptical of that “Best City in the World” designation in the title, dear readers, let me begin by saying that Travel + Leisure magazine in 2017 bestowed that very designation on San Miguel d... Read more
This morning my wife and I made our first official visit to a medical provider here in Medellin Colombia. I had a minor issue that I was sure would dissipate with the ‘tincture of time,’ as health prof... Read more
I am normally a positive person who likes to focus on the good and positive in life and living. However, as we all know, nothing and no one is perfect. There is no Shangri-La place to live in the world. Wh... Read more
My wife Jet and I had just left a party in an expat community with mostly retirees when she asked me an obviously rhetorical question.
“Did you notice?”
Of course, the very broadness of the question made it ... Read more
My dear husband and I left the good ol’ USA when we sold our home in California in 1994. He told me: “Honey, don’t look back!” We were young and adventurous so we drove from California to Costa Rica.
Since we wer... Read more
Like any mature, clear-thinking, rational couple, before coming to live in Mexico, my wife and I did research into what it would be like to live there. Maybe you’re in this research phase now.
It’s not easy getti... Read more