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Panama Sends Envoys to China for First Talks Since Establishing Ties | Weekly News Roundup, August 7th, 2017

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Gamboa, Panama: A great natural excursion, just miles from the city!

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If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity that’s both close to the city, and immersive with natural surroundings, look no further than Gamboa, Panama. Gamboa is a small Canal Zone town that sits in the middle of a rainforest, about 30 minutes drive north from Panama City. As a town on its own, there’s not too much to do in the form of typical city entertainment, however, if nature and adventure are your things, it’s one of the most fun places to visit in Panama. It’s also home to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, which, among offering resort-style lodging, offers a wide variety of guided excursions, spa treatments, dining, and tours!
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Ex-Panama President Martinelli Asks US Supreme Court to Allow Bail | Weekly News Roundup, July 28th, 2017

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5 Ways to Enjoy Rainy Season in Panama

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Rainy season’s in full swing here in Panama, and that means (unfortunately) a lot of everyone’s favorite outdoor activities may be a bit tougher to do. Panama is a tropical country, and because of this, has a serious amount of annual rainfall. Tropical rains come strongest between June and October, and serve as one of the main reasons Panama is so lush and beautiful. The downside, however, is that it may put a damper on your beach day, hike, or walking tour around the city. Don’t worry, though! We’ve got five fun ways to enjoy rainy season without getting wet, and still seeing the best of Panama.
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100 years for world’s leading registry, Panama. | Weekly News Roundup, July 21st, 2017

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Panama Prices Pt. 1: What to expect to pay when you’re here (2017)

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This topic is easily the most popular when it comes to generating discussions about retiring, and moving to Panama in general. In reality, it merits far greater examination and survey than a simple blog post. That being said, without getting in the nitty gritty about Panama’s economics, we can give you a straight forward, accurate, and honest description about what things cost here, and what to expect to spend while you live here. Remember, prices can vary greatly depending on the goods, service, or business, so understand that this is an average estimation, not an exact science. Here are the basics:
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Panama Consumer Prices Up 0.7 Percent yr/yr in June | Weekly News Roundup, July 14th, 2017

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Chinese-Belgian Consortium Wins Panama Cruise Terminal Contract

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After a long and arduous bidding process, a consortium formed from Belgium’s “Jan de Nula” and China’s “China Harbour Engineering Co.” won a $165 million contract to design and build a new cruise terminal in Panama. The terminal, which will be built at the Pacific entrance of the canal, will house international cruise ships adjacent to Panama City, something that has been in planning for quite some time now. The consortium, called Cruceros del Pacifico, is expected to complete the entire process within two years, hoping to make it fully functional by the end of 2019. The Panama Maritime Authority will be in charge of the overseeing of the project, and the terminal’s operation once complete.
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Fresh off its crazy Canal expansion, Panama is Central America’s new travel star | Weekly News Roundup, July 7th, 2017

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Retiring in Panama: How to enjoy your golden years on the Isthmus

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Retiring in Panama should be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Panama is full of adventure, relaxation, and great people to enjoy it with. It’s also going to take a bit of getting used to, and that’s perfectly normal. When planning your retirement in Panama, you may think you’ve got all your bases covered, but inevitably, when you’re here, you’ll adapt with your own first-hand experiences, trials, and triumphs. To make things just a bit easier, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your retirement in Panama. Continue reading »

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