expat life

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

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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

Panama Quiz
So…you’ve lived in Panama for over six months. You no longer sweat during conversations, but your dream of becoming a Pulitzer prize winning blogger has fizzled, or you discovered they don’t give Puli’s to bloggers (nor do they refer to them as Puli’s). But hey, when it comes to Panama, you know your $#!T, right? Or do you? Take the Panama […]

Think You Know Panama? Take the Panama Quiz!

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Doooo, doo, doo, doo… Climbing up on Solsbury Ancon Hill I could see the city light Wind was blowing, time stood still Eagle flew out of the night Okay, so you know the song Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel above? Let’s play a game, every time you see the phrase “Climbing up on Ancon Hill” you sing it like the […]

Climbing up on Ancon Hill!

In the past I’ve written about the food in Panama being – well – kinda, sorta, meh. Living in the interior the food options were quite limited…Okay, they were VERY limited.  During the year we spent in Pedasi we had a few good restaurants that served some decent meals. Nearby Las Tablas had some go-to fondas, and Rosti-pollo #2 in Chitre was […]

Solomon’s Montreal Deli Raises the Bar on Food in Panama

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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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Hey kids, did you hear about Disney coming to Panama? So…as some of you know, Cheli and I just returned from a nine week house sit in Nicaragua (plus three fun nights of R&R at Gran Pacifica Resort). But on our return flight to Panama, Cheli was reading Copa’s Panorama magazine and noticed an article within – an article informing […]

Is Disney Coming to Panama? Apparently!

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Well…tomorrow we’ll be back in Panama, dudes! We’ve just concluded our epic border run after a nine week house sit in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua. But before we return, we get to enjoy some R&R because Cheli scored us a three night stay at Gran Pacifica Beach & Golf Resort on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. How you ask? I’ll tell you […]

Three Free Nights at Gran Pacifica Resort!

Well, as our house sit winds down here in Nicaragua we get to reflect on the time we had here. We had some tough times, like when Cheli got REALLY sick. And we had some fun times, like when I got covered in Chocolate sauce. Much like how I compared Canada to America to Panama, I decided I would do a quick […]

What Country is Better? Nicaragua or Panama?

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Well…PanamaDude has jumped the shark. This week, after three full seasons plus five episodes, I’ll be having my first guest post. But not just any guest post. This week my wife will discuss her recent visit to her first Latin American Hospital – the Granada Hospital in Nicaragua. It was a scary time for sure. We thought she just had food poisoning, […]

Canadian Visits a Latin American Hospital; Wants to Punch American ...