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5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Making Excuses About Moving to Panama

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Be honest, you’ve been thinking about moving to Panama for some time now, but something always keeps you from pulling the trigger. You do research, you talk with other expats and retirees on forums, you endlessly search and watch videos on YouTube, and you even daydream about it. If any of this resonates with you, you’re not alone. Moving to another country, especially when you want it to be a permanent home, is a big decision. And like all big decisions, there are so many factors you need to account for that it can be overwhelming. It shouldn’t, however, turn you away from taking the plunge and going for it. Here are five reasons why we believe it’s time to stop with the excuses, and go head-on into a new life in Panama.
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A New Digital Currency, AML Bitcoin, Makes Landfall In Panama. | Weekly News Roundup, September 21st, 2017

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Panama/China Plan on Building Cross-Country Railroad

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In a joint press conference given by Panama’s Foreign Minister and Chinese Chancellor Wang Yi this September 17th, it was announced that plans were being examined as to the feasibility of constructing a 500km-long light railway to connect Panama City with David. This could have the potential to be big news for both domestic and foreign business interests, as well as tourism between the country’s two principal cities. Currently, the only way to access David from Panama City (and vice versa) by land is the Panamerican Highway, which routinely has traffic issues, and is undergoing its own perpetual expansion to meet demand. Right now, plans are to simply study the economic and physical possibility of such a project, however, it’s peaked national interest, as it would alleviate many of the country’s ground shipping logistics problems, not to mention make it easier for passengers to travel.
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Panama/China Plan on Building Cross-Country Railroad | Weekly News Roundup, September 16th, 2017

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Reduce Stress and Shave 70% Off Your Medical Costs in Panama | Weekly News Roundup, September 8th, 2017

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Boquete: Panama’s Perfect Mountain Paradise

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If you’ve visited Boquete, Panama before, you’ll understand why this title’s true. Boquete is one of the true treats of small-town Panama, popular with locals for centuries, and now a hot spot for tourism and expat relocation as well. Boquete is situated about a 6-hour drive from Panama City, tucked away in the Chiriqui highlands. It’s easy to reach from David (Panama’s 2nd largest city) which is a 40-minute drive away. The proximity to David also makes Boquete easy to reach by short drive after a flight from Panama City, which takes about 30-40 minutes. This makes Boquete remote, but still accessible without much hassle to the capital and its airports and bus terminals. Boquete is situated right in the mountains, adjacent to Volcan Baru. It’s got a cool climate (60s-70s F, 20-26 C), which makes it an ideal escape from the heat, and a great location for outdoor activities.
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La Crosse Products to Clean Water, Conserve Energy for Panama Canal | Weekly News Roundup, September 1st, 2017

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Four Neighborhoods Perfect For Expats in Panama City

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Panama City, Panama is a great place to live if you’re an expat. It’s the center of the country’s business, tourism, and financial industry, as well as its culture capital. For this, and many other reasons, many expats choose Panama City as their home. Panama City’s size and cost of living variance between areas means that choosing the right neighborhood can be an important step in many aspects of your life here. Here are four neighborhoods we feel are great for expats, each with its own charm, style, and quality of life.
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Twenty Dollars at a Time, Employees Only Team Opens Bar in Panama | Weekly News Roundup, August 25th, 2017

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Learn Spanish in Panama!

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Learning Spanish in Panama can be as fun as it is useful, and is easier than ever these days thanks to its popularity. Spanish is an important language to master, even if you don’t live in Panama or Latin America. More and more, multinational businesses need these types of language skills for their employees, making it a high demand skill for both the North American and European job market. Schools weigh language tools upon acceptance. And more importantly, learning Spanish helps bring people in the Americas closer together, and gives us greater empathy towards one another in a growing globalized world. If you live or work in Panama (or anywhere in Latin America), learning Spanish is also a practical skill that’s invaluable in everyday life.
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