expat life

Expat life in Panama, or life as an expat in Panama!


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So…as homeless house sitters living a nomadic lifestyle and moving from town to town, home to home, we get to experience a lot of the ups and downs about life in Panama. Sometimes we’ve had little to no internet, frequent power outages, and it’s definitely difficult to pin down any sort of routine. That being said, I started to think […]

8 Things You Take for Granted Living in Developed Countries


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So…last week I wrote a blog about making money in Panama. It’s amazing how the subject of money intrigues people so much. Within that blog post was a small section about house and pet sitting which, based on the emails I’m still catching up on, caught the attention of quite a few people! You see, my wife and I can […]

Interested in Becoming a Professional House Sitter?


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Wondering How to Make Money in Panama? So…do you like money? Who doesn’t right? If you have lots of money, you probably don’t need to read this, unless you’re taking a poop and are looking for reading material because you didn’t leave a magazine nearby and you already read the shampoo and conditioner bottles…But first, a word from our sponsor:  Looking […]

Want to Make Money in Panama? You’ll Need to Do ...



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So…wondering what to pack when you make the big move to Panama? Or did you bring a $#!T-load of stuff when you moved to Panama? Haha, so did I. So do many people. I have things that I haven’t used, as do many others, I’m sure. If you were to do it all again you’d probably pare down your $#!T and take […]

What Should You Bring When You Move to Panama?


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So…I see a common thread on Facebook – people wondering where to visit or research for moving to Panama. Some have a bit of a clue, others no clue at all. So in this Ocho List, I play Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the Candlestick in order to try to help give people a clue (a pretty sweet board game […]

8 Places to Visit if You’re Considering Moving to Panama


So…do you like F-words? Of course you do, who doesn’t? This past weekend I (and many people in Pedasi) got to use many Panamanian F-words. Warning, this post may contain scenes of violence, nudity and coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised. Fishing: Yep, fishing, or pescando if you prefer Spanish. This past weekend was the annual fishing tournament in Pedasi, […]

This Week We Discuss Panamanian F-words



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So…if you’ve been following along, you know I like to make fun of anything and everything. Humor’s a great coping strategy for culture shock, that’s for sure. I’ve taken some Panama photos of things I’ve found humorous over the past eleven months we’ve been here, and I thought I’d share said Panama photos with you. A couple aren’t mine and are courtesy of […]

Some Funny Panama Photos – Some Needing Captions


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So…thinking of buying a used car in Panama? We bought a used car, used it, and then sold our used car when we were finished using it. Actually, that’s a lie. We sold it because it was a piece of $#!T car…and I’m about as good with cars as I am with analogies. A few months ago we decided to […]

Buying a Used Car in Panama? Hope You Know Your ...


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So…planning a getaway? Wondering where to go with limited time on your Panama vacation? As I start season 3 of PanamaDude, I’d like to travel back in time to what we did during our first Panama vacation, which was how and why we came to move here. If you’re looking for Panama vacation ideas or going on a “fact-finding” mission, look […]

Need time off? Try a Ten Day Panama Vacation