This picture was taken from our balcony in Boquete, This is where we had coffee every morning.
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As long a I can remember I have questioned why we live in a cold country. My Mom’s side of the family came from Germany in 1766 and landed in New Brunswick. I always wished they had stayed on the ship a little longer and settled somewhere warm. Don’t get me wrong, I am a proud Canadian, but hey, I love warm weather. And we just don’t have enough.
So that led me to planning my retirement in a warm climate. I considered several Central and South American countries but after much research decided on Panama.
We first moved to Panama in 2015. We lived there for two years and had to come back to help with my then 92 year old Mother. Our goal is to return this fall. We are starting to make our plans and thought it would be fun to share our experience of living there and moving back.
I chose Panama for several reasons. It is safe. It has an excellent health care system. The weather is predictable with no hurricanes. The people are friendly and welcoming and there is a large expat community. The cost of living is much less, making it more affordable for retirees. The only downside for we Canadians is the currency is USD.
So, the reason I am writing this blog is to share my Canadian experience of moving and living in Panama. There will be stories throughout this blog talking about how expats spend their time, what we do to earn USD, cost of living, different places to live (do you want the cooler mountains or the hotter beach), moving with animals, and many more topics and links for more information. If it is your desire to re-locate to Panama, I hope the information here will assist you in making your decision and if you decide, the actual move. So, click on the subscribe button so you don’t miss out on Moving and Living in Panama.