Dedicated to providing you with credible information about living overseas

Alan Filliger

Alan Filliger


Name of Your Company or Organization
Alana la Casa del Arte
About Me
My wife and I are full-time residents in Panama. I am from Las Vegas, Nevada and my wife is from Manizales, Colombia. We met in Panama, fell in love and got married a little over six years ago. When I first came to Panama I didn't speak much Spanish and my wife didn't speak much English.

Our first date was to go to a movie and we decided "Ice Age" would be a great movie because it is a cartoon and we could both follow it even if there was a language problem for one of us. It worked out great and things just got better and better between us.

I am a writer, public speaker, former business owner and an Artist.

We specialize in one-of-a-kind art work of different varieties. paintings, paper machete, custom wood signs, sculpture, custom water fountains, custom miniature houses, offices, taverns, rock and sea-glass artwork, custom stone and glass platters, vases, bowls, custom coral artwork, custom seashell artwork or just about anything a person would want in custom, designed art.
Where I’m From
USA and Colombia
Where I Live Now
Panama (Carribean side) near Portobello
Countries Doing Business In
Panama
All services your organization provides
Apartments for rent
Land for sale
Misc. service provider
Photography
Real estate for sale
Sightseeing
Touring and vacation packages
Vacation rentals
Writer or publisher

Community Q & A Questions Answered

Panama has many wonderful retirement benefits.  One particular type of retirement visa is called the "Pensionado Visa".  With this visa a person will receive discounts for medical, dental, medicine, movies, restaurants and even airfare within P... Read More
Clothing costs in Panama can be really low, in the middle or plenty expensive, depending where you want to shop.  You can buy all the t-shirts you could want for $1.99 to $5.99.  Shoes from $6 to $600. ( I paid the big amount for shoes imported from Ital... Read More
More answers by Alan Filliger
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Expat Stories Posted

The first time I visited Panama I was on a mission to see as much of the country as I possibly could on that trip.  I was a Real Estate Broker in Las Vegas, Nevada (so I knew properties and values fairly well).   I found that Panama was similar in man... Read More
Shortly after Any (my wife) and I finished building our new home in Panama, Any's  three children and her mother came for a visit from Colombia.  We had a great visit for Christmas and the New year at our home on the Caribbean side of Panama.   It was... Read More
More stories by Alan Filliger
  • 1
  • 2

Go Here Next

 
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadUse the menu on this page to go to categories of Stories.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadUse the menu on this page to go to other categories of questions.
The Best Places In The World To Retire Location Advisor makes personalized recommendations for where to live and retire overseasGet matched to your ideal location to live abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadAnswers about living, working or visiting abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadStories by expats & others about their life aborad.
Best Places In The World To Retire - MarketplaceFind for profit, non-profit and religious organizations.
 

Our Pledge To You

Best Places will present information from the Community in a transparent way, unedited, except to conform with our Conditions of Use.

You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.

Get Known To The Community

Those who contribute to the Best Places Community are our heroes! And being a Best Places hero is fast, fun, and easy. Just go to Questions & Answers, find your first question to answer, click on it, and then click the Contribute Your Answer To This Question Button. If you’d rather enter a Story, go to Expat Stories and click the Contribute Your Story Button".

Contact/Support

Please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Customer Service
Technical Support
Business Development
Suggestions
Press
Phone: (US) 520-940-0481