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An Expat Christmas In Panama

Christmas In Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThis has been our second Christmas living in Panama… and whilst I cannot deny that spending Christmas day on the beach and by a gorgeous pool in glorious sunshine is a huge plus point, for us and many people we know there is that severe lack of ‘chrismassy feeling’
 
That is not because Christmas is not celebrated here… Christmas decorations have been up everywhere, stores have dedicated floors of Christmas paraphernalia and the shops are crammed...

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Building a House in Panama

Home of Lars Forsberg, Pacho Ancho, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingSo, you want to build a house in Panama?
 
Be patient, be real patient.  Everything will take longer than you are accustomed to.  You will have to make many phone calls.  You will need a Spanish speaking intermediary.  You will be frustrated at times.  There will be many times when you need to get a beer and go for a walk, and breathe.  But, then all of a sudden, action!
 
I've been working on my house for 3 years now...

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COLON, Panamá

Colón, the Second City in the Republic of Panamá
 
Colon Entrance To Panama Canal, Looking Out To Sea – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Living
 
Colón was named after Christopher Columbus.  It is a seaport, located on the north side of Panamá, surrounded by the Atlantic (Caribbean Ocean).  In the early years, around 1950, Colón attracted workers of the new railroad construction, and many families, mainly from England and the Caribbean settled here, making it one of the most important cities in the region...

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