People Get to Know Panama thru Stories
It was in December 2012 when we came to Panama. I had been researching sites, blogs, and magazines online for about two years. It was tedious and often difficult to find the information I wanted. I managed to dig up facts, statistics, places, climate, foods, picture, language, and laws. Still it wasn't long before my heart belonged to Panama. Our lives have changed, a lot. Having things doesn't matter so much in Panama. So letting material things go was a sad thing but a blessing.
I was helping a friend as a consultant in Boquete, Panama when I first heard of Best Places in The World to Retire in 2013. Chuck, the site owner contacted me and asked me if would like to share my experiences here in Panama. There was an instant friendship bond with Chuck. He is helpful, responds very fast to questions and always encouraging. The site has grown so much it is amazing. There are other countries to check out now. I have answered questions and written stories for Panama. I read other writers answers and stories. I have learned a lot from my peers on this site. (I actually have met many of the people in the Boquete area that have shared their knowledge or stories.) This site is like visiting with friends and asking them about their opinions and lives here in Panama. Very few of us are professional writers, certainly not me. We are not paid to write but I can assure you, we all enjoy it! I find the stories and answers create a genuine interest in Panama, and now so many other locations around the world.
I have made new friends through people that have read my stories or checked out my answers to questions and contacted me. It makes anyone that publishes on Best Places in the World to Retire very happy to hear that people enjoy reading the personal and individual experiences that happened in Panama.
S. Linda Jensen