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Paul McBride

Paul McBride


About Me
The natural beauty, the well developed infrastructure and the genuine warmth and hospitality of the Panamanian people drew me to Panama on my first trip here in 1997.

A lot has changed over the past 15 years but the beauty of the country and the friendliness of the people have remained constant over time.

My wife and I now live in Boquete, a quaint mountain community in western Panama with an ideal climate and all the conveniences of modern life.
Where I’m From
California
Where I Live Now
Boquete, Panama
Areas of Contribution
Panama

Community Q & A Questions Answered

The key to keeping your food costs low is to buy things grown or produced in Panama.  Anything in a box or a can (particularly if it's imported) is going to cost as much or more than you'd pay in the US or Canada.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are... Read More
Home rental prices in Boquete vary significantly based on size and location.  Homes, condos and apartments near downtown Boquete rent for a premium while homes and condos in Alto Boquete rent for much less.   You should be careful wh... Read More
The answer to the question of is it safe to drink the water in Boquete depends a lot on where you're getting your water.  Most developed communities have systems that treat the water (basic chlorination) so it's safe to drink.  Other ar... Read More
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For anyone paying attention to the financial markets of late, it should be clear that we’re heading into some troubled waters.  Stock market volatility has been unusually high with wild point swings to the upside and downside, commodity prices are collapsing... Read More
I first came to Panama City in the fall of 1997.   Even then the city was vibrant, bustling and full of life. The towering skyscrapers that now dominate Avenida Balboa were a distant vision and the high end residential districts of Punta Pacifica and Costa ... Read More

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