It has been months since I've
updated the site. So many things
have taken place since my last
note in October.
Panama is still our home - over
11 years since we first visited
in April 2006. Little did we
know when we arrived for 4 days.
Over those 11 years we've never
regretted our move from Alberta
Our life here is not without
some challenges but the bulk of
the challenges are because we
were not a typical retiring
couple. When we moved we opened
an office to work with our
Without the company the rest of
our time in Panama would have
been really quite simple. The
company would not be so much of
a challenge without the
employees. Don't get me wrong,
it is not the employees
themselves it is the Labor code
in Panama. It is so incredibly
one sided against employers.
The cost of living has changed
dramatically in the 11 years but
we still find it a treat not to
have to deal with taxes.
We get notes often asking about
something to do with Panama -
because we encourage people to
ask. We've been so fortunate
with our move and the people
that have helped us we are more
than willing to help where we
Feel free to ask if you are you
just thinking of a vacation in
Panama or if you are thinking of
making Panama home we'd be happy
to point you at some resources
or give you some suggestions -
we have nothing to sell and
nothing to gain except maybe
meeting a new friend. We have
been really privileged to get to
know some great friends during
our past 10 years.
Some newsy stuff - while the new
3rd lane was under construction
it seemed everyone felt it would
be a boondoggle but in the year
it has been in use it has proven
to be anything but a boondoggle.
The size of ships going through
this new channel is incredible.
Our area of Costa del Este has
just continued to evolve. Not
all the growth has great - the
traffic in the morning and
evening is unbearable. But the
upside is all the new services.
If you want,
write us if you have
questions - we love to help.
We add to the areas
of the site like people, sites,
and services as our experience
with each of them change so you
should feel comfortable dealing
with any of them.
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