Archive for May, 2013

Dealing with Panama City’s Taxi Drivers

Taxis in Panama City.  What a nightmare!  I’ve was living in Colombia for years, where I thought the taxis were awful, mainly because of their awful driving.  But they are awful in a whole different sense in Panama, to where I recently moved.  Here are some tips for dealing with, and understanding how taxis operate, […]

Boca Chica, Chiriqui Gulf, Panama

In Western Panama, about one hours drive from the highland Boquete, lies the region known as the Golfo de Chiriqui, a National Park and group of islands on the Pacific Coast of Panama.  This rarely visited paradise consists of wild, dramatic, jungle clad islands jumping out of Panama’s Pacific coast………

Boquete in Panama - The ideal place to retire?

The first thing everyone will tell you about Boquete is that it is ranked as one of the top places in the world to retire.  Having recently visited the highland town, I’m really not quite sure why.  Here I’ll explain…