After 2 weeks, I was ecstatic after finding a rental house in Las Tablas, Panama. It’s fully furnished, and I can move right in.
When you’re in a part of the world that doesn’t have an organized real estate or rental market, finding a place to live is hard. You can’t just waltz into an agency and say, “I’m looking for a two-bedroom house to rent in a nice neighborhood with a fenced yard for my dogs.” I’m here […]
Numbeo has just released its annual Quality of Life information for 2012. Factors that comprise overall “quality of life” rankings include purchasing power (including rent), ratio of house prices to incomes, safety, health, pollution, traffic and consumer price index. On a country-by-country basis, here’s the Top Ten lineup. The number in parenthesis represents the quality […]
My loose plan, before I arrived in Panama, was to spend a few days exploring Penonome to see if it might be a place we’d like to live. I flew into the country on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday I hopped a bus for Las Tablas. Why Las Tablas? Because I discovered there wasn’t a […]
I arrived in Panama with a plan. I would find a furnished house to rent, then my husband and the dogs would join me from Orlando. What could go wrong?
Guest Post by Vincenzo Villamena There are many rewards, as well as challenges, for Americans who choose to live outside of the U.S. Amongst all the cultural and language barriers, there is still one fact that remains regardless of where you are living in the world –- you need to file your U.S. tax returns! […]
When you decide to become an expatriate, to live in another country, you’re choosing to exercise options most of your family and friends don’t even know exist. So what happens when the expat move is the only option you see that makes sense? That’s how I’ve felt for a long time. Yes, I wanted to […]
“Quality of life” involves dozens of items. Some are huge — where you live and work, and who you live with. Some are small — a favorite coffee mug. I love to read. For me, it’s a quality of life issue. If I couldn’t read, my life would be far less enjoyable and meaningful. So […]