Panama City has an emerging culinary scene
Looking for somewhere great to eat while in Panama City, Panama? I asked a few of my “foodie” friends if they’d provide me a list of their favorite culinary haunts in PTY. Here’s the short list:
Athens – Greek/Pizza
A favorite amongst locals. Even though they advertise their pizza, [...]
Panama City has an emerging culinary scene
I recently had the privilege of being a guest for the weekend at one of the beachfront homes in the community of Buenaventura. This visit was my first to Buenaventura, and after hearing both negative and positive reviews about the community, I was very curious to see and experience it with my own eyes.
Teeny boppers and teeny bopper mothers, get ready to scream because the Jonas Brothers are playing the Figali Convention Center in Panama City on October 28th, 2009. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Regular ticket sales start today, and if these brothers are as popular as the world says, I would get your tickets fast.
Sometimes as residents of foreign countries we miss out on some of the opportunities that travelers have. Sailing from Panama to Colombia is one of these opportunities that seems to only exist within the backpacking world. However, with increasingly expensive plane tickets to South America and the Darien Gap being too dangerous to cross, hopping [...]
More often than not I wish I had a video camera during my taxi rides. Whizzing around the city while being serenaded, driving the wrong way down a one way street on a non-existent shoulder and talking about female lumberjacks from Oregon (my home state) are just a few of my top taxi experiences. On [...]
I am my father’s daughter. My dad has been a follower and a believer in “woo woo” for as long as I can remember. You may notice this is not a scientific term, but in our family it is the term we use for anything falling into “new age,” “consciousness expansion,” “mind calibration”… Yanni. Throughout [...]
View of Panama City from Casco Viejo
As I approach my mid-30s, in addition to a nagging rotator cuff and vanishing hairline, I have also lived long enough to witness three economic downturns. My first experience was the stock market collapse of 1987. I remember “Black Monday” distinctly, because my 8th grade Civics teacher spent the [...]
Panama City Panama: a Business Mecca?
There are plenty of great things about living and working in Panama. I’ve covered those many positives in plenty of past articles. This post deals with the more annoying challenges of living and doing business in Panama City, Panama. So, without further adieu, the [...]
One of the most important things to know before moving to or visiting Panama, is that you cannot rely on ambulances. No matter the emergency, your best bet is most likely going to be to get yourself to the hospital.
Visitors to Panama who possess only a tourist card must leave the country every 90 days. Many people on a budget travel to Panama’s border towns, and cross over to Costa Rica for the mandatory 72-hour exit. This is probably one of the cheapest methods to reset your stay in Panama, but the border at [...]
For those athletes out there, Panama is a great spot to partake in outdoor activities. Hiking, jogging, swimming, and surfing are all great exercise options in Panama. However, Panama does have many gyms available for when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
I recently flew into Panama from Mexico, my mind racing from a nasty hangover and my pockets stuffed with remnants of one final night in Cancun: ticket stubs, beer caps, a really nice electronic hotel key from the Westin that would probably show up on my credit card soon thereafter. I also had about $200 [...]
Most people who plan on moving to Panama do their fair share of research as to what is required to move to Panama. Most of the first concerns include finding a place to live, securing immigration documents and tying up lose ends at home. Often the family pet is one of the last concerns because [...]
If you’re willing to hit the water early in the morning, right now is a great time to go fishing off Panama’s Azuero peninsula. The “el norte” or North wind is still blowing pretty hard in the afternoon, but if you get an early start, it will be worth the sleep deprivation!