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Panama celebrates independence. Copa is launching its new budget airline in Panama/Colombia. – Weekly News Roundup, November 28th.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Retire to Panama in 2017

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There’s lots of talk about how Panama is the #1 expat retirement destination going around the web these days, and to be perfectly honest, it’s been that way for some time now. Panama is a huge destination for retiring for a lot of reasons, and as we move ahead to 2017, it seems like there’s no better time than now to take the plunge. Panama has a vibrant expat community spread over all parts of the country, and the retirement community plays a big part in all of it. Retiring in Panama can be both economically beneficial, as well as greatly increase one’s quality of life, and give you the perfect retirement that you’ve always wanted, not too far from home. Here are our top 5 reasons to retire in Panama in 2017: Continue reading »

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Panama makes critical partnership with Europe tourism via Lufthansa. New LEGO set honors Panama Canal. – November 18th.

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The Top 5 Must-Eat Foods in Panama

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Panama is a country full of diversity at every angle, and that is certainly the case when it comes to food. Panamanians have a rich gastronomical tradition that spans centuries of influence from all over the world. They also have a burgeoning restaurant scene in the country that mixes old styles with new ones, and practically everything in between. If you want real, delicious, home-cooked Panamanian food, there are literally hundreds of options to choose from, whether in the city, countryside, mountains, or beach area. So in the essence of efficiency, and narrowing it down for newcomers (and long-time Panama expats), we’ve pick five of our favorite “must-eat” foods to try in Panama. Buen provecho! Continue reading »

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Panama’s retirement draw continues to grow. Holidays in November in full swing. – Weekly News Roundup, November 14th.

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The Amador Causeway: Panama’s Luxury Canal Escape in the City

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Panama City is a packed metropolis, known for its hustle and bustle, business center, and luxury residential, office, and hotel towers. These have become the public face of Panama City, and the iconic symbols of a city, and country on the rise. But if you talk about the history of the city, the Canal, and how it’s been settled over the years, you’d be remise if you didn’t highlight the Amador Causeway. The Amador Causeway and islands lay on the far south side of Panama City. The islands are connected by a thin strip of land, and subsequent avenue that connects them with the city, and have a rich history and bright future ahead of them, all in one. For years, Panamanians have been using this part of the city as a refuge from the hustle and bustle; a place to live or spend the day on the water, just minutes from downtown. Continue reading »

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Panama makes big strides to clean up financial reputation. – Weekly News Roundup, November 4th.

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Panama’s Month of “Fiestas Patrias”: Understanding the importance of November

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If you’ve ever experienced the month of November in Panama, you know that it is unlike any other month of the year when it comes to experience. November is the “mes de la patria”, or “patriotic month” in English, where most of the country’s non-religious national holidays are held. This means that it’s an incredibly important month to both the people and businesses of Panama, as well as the government and the entire country’s infrastructure. Panama celebrates 5 official holidays during November, with many of the days in between taken as de-facto, or “bridge” holidays to make them longer. There are two official Independence Days (one from Colombia, and one from Spain), a flag day, and a number of days that commemorate battles that all lead to the country’s independence. Here are some things that will help you navigate and better understand Panama’s patriotic holiday season. Continue reading »

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Summit in Panama leads the way to more equity healthcare in the Americas. – Weekly News Roundup, October 28th.

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4 Things to Know About Panama’s Month of National Holidays

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November is here, and that means it’s party time for Panama. Well, to be honest, it means much more than that, but the mood is certainly festive on the isthmus, and it’s a great time to celebrate national pride with the Panamanians. Panama celebrates five national holidays, spread out during the month of November, collectively known as the “Fiestas Patrias”, or “Patriotic Parties (holidays).” The fiestas patrias are November 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, and 28th. Each holiday represents a different battle or independence from colonialism, and each are celebrated with lots of national pride and fanfare. Now, this doesn’t mean that the whole month is one big holiday, however with so many falling in such little time, many Panamanians like to take the majority of their vacations during this month. There’s lots to do all over the country, and a lot to absorb, especially if you’re a tourist or a newer expat. To help you navigate all these celebrations, here are four things we think you should know, while celebrating here in Panama.

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