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Carnaval Panama 2016 is fast approaching. If you are new in town, this is a great way to meet new people and experience one of the most anticipated events of the year while indulging in some of the local culture. Every expat has to experience Carnaval Panama at least once, and whether this will be your first, fourth, or fourteenth, here are […]

8 Do’s and Don’ts For Carnaval Panama


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So…as we enjoy all the places the city has to offer, we find ourselves at Albrook Mall quite a bit, but rarely to buy stuff, more to grab a bus or the metro to elsewhere in the city. But we did get to experience some Black Friday fun a few weeks ago. At any rate, if you find yourself at Albrook, […]

8 Things To Do at Albrook Mall in Panama (instead ...


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Learning Spanish has been both fun and helpful. It’s great when you can actually communicate with locals, even when I thought the neighborhood kids wanted to eat my toilet. But what I like even better is using fun Latin American words and/or phrases similar to ones that I would use in English, like these 8 Latin American phrases (or words) […]

8 Latin American Phrases I Will Take With Me Wherever ...



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Well…it wouldn’t be a season of Panama Dude without an Ocho List, would it? This is our second go-round with Granada and Nicaragua in general, and both our trips to the land of lakes and volcanoes can be compared to…lakes and volcanoes. Our first trip in 2012 was very volcano-like; active and steamy. But this time it’s been much more […]

8 Things To Do in Granada, Nicaragua


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So…a few weeks ago I outlined some things we expats take for granted, and a friend of mine here in Pedasi wanted a list of the good things. On that day, I struggled to find the good for the first time ever in my entire life. No, really, it’s true. That’s why I wrote the following Ocho List. But first, […]

8 Reasons Why Panama Sucks


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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…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


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So…I’m working on a side project with some side people and a side issue came up that made me write a side-note to do a side-blog (I have no idea what that is – really just made that side-blog thing up…I was just kind of going with a “side” based sentence theme thing-a-ma-jig). Anyway, I got to thinking…What could I have done at […]

8 Things You Can Do Before You Move To Prepare ...


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So…if you’ve been following along, you’ve probably discovered that I incorporate a lot of pop-culture and movie references here. And it’s probably a good thing that I have about as many friends as Paul Rudd in “I Love You, Man”, because my constant regurgitation of movie lines and references probably gets more annoying than Fran Drescher’s voice…But some good can come out […]

8 Movies Set In Panama