Where Do Most Expats Live In Panama?

Where Do Most Expats Live In Panama?

Whether you are retiring or an expat looking for an opportunity to spice up your life, the question that comes to mind is, “where do I move?” This question is always challenging, especially if you have been used to a strict and predictable lifestyle. For this reason, people often find themselves engaged in never-ending frustrations…

Panama City Celebrates it’s 500th Birthday
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Panama City Celebrates it’s 500th Birthday

  Panama City was founded 500 years ago, on August 15, 1519, and holds the title as the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast in all of the Americas. The city was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila, and was the starting point for the expeditions that ended up conquering the Inca Empire…

Top 7 Reasons People are Retiring in Panama

Top 7 Reasons People are Retiring in Panama

To an unenthusiastic traveler, Panama is just an ordinary country linking South and Central America. However, any first-time visit to this glorious country will give you plenty of reasons why you wouldn’t hesitate to come back. Indeed, there must be something about this country that makes it so charming. Is it the majestic skyscrapers dotting…

How to Be Polite to the Local Panamanian People
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How to Be Polite to the Local Panamanian People

The Panamanian people are quite special. Polite, friendly and generally just good people. But, they have some customs and traditions that they hold dear, and it is good to know them before you get here, so you can interact with them in a favorable way from the beginning. Here are some ways you can be…

A Detailed Look at the Climate in Panama

A Detailed Look at the Climate in Panama

When people think of the southern most Central American county of Panama, they consider its weather to be a tropical maritime climate, hot and humid. Well, after 8 years here myself, and living in different areas of Panama, and traveling across this country many times, I have discovered multiple different climates in the country, and…

Panama’s Political Landscape and Some History Since the Noriega Years

Panama’s Political Landscape and Some History Since the Noriega Years

Panama’s Coat of Arms 30 years ago, Panama was quite a different country, but to explain this, I will need to go back a few years before that. A military dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, was the de facto ruler of Panama from 1983 to 1989. Not many expats living here at that time. The…

Some Interesting Facts About Panama

Some Interesting Facts About Panama

Population: 4,034,119 (2019 estimate) (More than ½ of the population lives in Panama City–Colón metropolitan corridor) Capital City: Panama City Time Zone: GMT-5 – Eastern Standard Time, all year long. (Same time as Chicago during Daylight Savings Time, and New York during Standard Time) Telephone Country Code: +507 Area: 29,120 sq miles. Religion: Christianity is…