There are a few things to remember when losing or getting your passport stolen in Panama. The first is to not do it on a weekend. The second is to not do it on an American holiday. The third is to not do it on a weekend followed by an American holiday, with plans to [...]
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 [...]
Panama tourism needs a minister who is crazy for change
Dear Mr. Shamah:
“Los Locos Somos” was a great slogan for President Martinelli’s campaign. I heard that you and your advertising team were behind that concept. As a fellow marketing guy, I am hoping that you and I speak the same language. Despite our differences of [...]
Happy Fans Cheer for Los Santos Baseball Team (Picture courtesy of La Prensa)
Last night was the final game of the Panama baseball season and Los Santos brought home the bacon! How did I find out? Horns honking through the streets of Pedasi around 10PM.
Manuel Dapidran Pacquiao (aka Manny Pacquiao), considered widely to be the top boxer on earth, was spotted on the town last week according to readers in Panama City, Panama at several hot spots in the popular nightlife area of Calle Uruguay.
The Health Secretary of the Philippines, Francisco Duque had urged the fighter to delay his [...]
Over the past six years, I’ve poured my personal life savings into various businesses and properties Panama. Lately, I’ve had moments when I’m not completely sure WHY.
Now that this global financial crunch has turned many investor’s lives upside down, I’ve had my own time to pause and re-think my strategy for investing in Panama. I’ve [...]
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.
A small film crew from the Canadian province of Quebec is currently traveling throughout Panama to shoot an extended documentary/reality show about Panama. The group will spend more than a month in Panama, shooting footage and gaining insight in to life in Panama.
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.