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You meet the nicest people in Panama

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It truly is a small, small world. 

My wife and I met a family (Del and Pam Vezeau) and their two kids, Seth and Lauren at Woody's 2 at Playa Blanca just before Christmas last year.

They kindly offered to sponsor the Christmas in Cocl√© project by buying a $350 inverter for Santa's sleigh (my truck, with a couch decorated as Santa's sleigh on the roof) so we could play Christmas carols for the kids of Guzman during their first-ever Christmas party.

Guzman is one of the poorest villages in all of Panama, with 95% unemployment, very poor soil, no indoor plumbing or electricity.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 August 2010 17:33 Read more...
 

English Schools in Panama

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This is a link to a forum on schools in Panama. I found a few very informative, however the postings all are dated. Roberto

board.panamatotal.com

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 August 2010 18:53
 

Medical issues may effect entry to Panama

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 Questions regarding being close to International airport and how medical issues effect Pensionado Visa. Roberto

 

Dear Roberto,

My husband and I, along with our youn son, are contemplating a move to Panama. 

It all seems so overwhelming! We plan to visit in October, and evaluate things hands on. Choosing an area is obviously the most difficult part.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 13:40 Read more...
 

Panamanian Embassy's in Canada

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 A request came in from a member in Peterborough, ON asking where the Panamanian offices for authenticating documents in Canada are located. Roberto

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 06:40 Read more...
 

Tons of questions about moving to Panama

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 HI Roberto,

 
SUCCESS...we have title to our condo in Neuve Gorgona. Yasser Arosemena has done a totally Stand Up job for us....has gone out of his way to be  helpful. Thank You very much for your referral.
 
We are waiting for a complete insurance quote including contents as our new condo is beautifully furnished.
 
We are SO Looking forward to returning to Panama as home owners. We will come right after Xmas.
 
Do you have the Pensionado Visa and if so do you find that it benefits you?
 
Is there a social network of English speaking expats?
 
Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 00:16 Read more...
 

Worst Travel Companies in Panama

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 Consumer complaints increase 5.2% in 2010, according to ACODEC (Panama's Consumer Protection Agency).

 In 2009 ACODEC settled small claims for a total of $28,122, against $26,728 in 2008, representing an increase of 5.2%.
For the first five months of 2010, there have been 17 claims for a value of $21,028
Agents with the highest number of claims were Prestige Travel, All Star Vacation, National Travel Club, Tourist Promotion and Multivac Decameron
Panama, according to the newspaper La Prensa.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 08:39
 

On-line Books on Panama

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 This reader from Ontario sent a link to a great online bookstore with a number of books on Panama. Thanks Bruce. Roberto

http://bit.ly/aavXnc

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 06:36
 

Canadian beer in Panama?

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 This came in from a Canadian living in Washington, DC. Roberto

Are Canadian beers available in Panama? Ron

My response: As I have always said, Panama is pretty good, but it is not perfect. Alas, no.

Once in a blue moon Captain Jim's Pizza offers a bottle or two of Labatts Blue that some kind guest has brought down, but on average you must make do with really good Balboa, Atlas or Panama beer - forty-nine cents in a grocery store - between 70 cents and $1.50 in bars.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 06:28
 

Best way to access your cash in Panama

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 Shelly wants to know the most efficient/cost effective way to access cash while staying for extended periods in Panama. Roberto

roberto, i plan to visit panama and stay several months,maybe more.what is the best way to get money?i am canadian.should i get a bank account in panama?i hate to pay all the atm charges if there is a better way?i want to fall in love with the country and stay forever. shelly

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 14:52 Read more...
 

Cremation in Panama

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 A question about cremation and sending ashes back to Canada. Roberto

On another note: It is probably legal to get cremated in Panama, but is it legal for a Canadian citizen to have this done and then get the ashes sent back to Canada?


Justine 
 
Quick answer: yes and yes - there are no problems, and cremation is much less expensive in Panama than in Canada.

 

Driving in Panama

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 A question about driving in Panama. Roberto

 

Roberto, Is the drive from Panama City out to Santa Clara (the interior) an easy drive?  I hear so much about Panama drivers.  Thanks, Gretchen
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 11:01 Read more...
 

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